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Church of St Mary and St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Egremont, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4808 / 54°28'50"N

Longitude: -3.5276 / 3°31'39"W

OS Eastings: 301124

OS Northings: 510568

OS Grid: NY011105

Mapcode National: GBR 3JTM.2J

Mapcode Global: WH5ZG.SMDT

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Michael

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76139

Location: Egremont, Copeland, Cumbria, CA22

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Egremont

Built-Up Area: Egremont

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Egremont

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 01 SW (INSET) EGREMONT SOUTH STREET (East
side) Egremont

9/43 Church of St Mary
9.3.67 & St Michael

G.V. II


Parish Church. 1881 by T. Lewis Banks (London and Whitehaven) replacing late
C12 church, parts of which were incorporated. Western baptistry gift of local
Freemasons 1883. Tower raised in 1901 by Oliver & Dodgshun (Carlisle).
Hammer-dressed, snecked, sandstone blocks with quoins; moulded plinth, strings,
eaves cornice, and pilaster buttresses. Graduated slate roofs with outshuts to
either side of chancel; stone copings, kneelers, and apex crosses. Embattled
tower to north-west corner, nave with aisles, short transept, and chancel.
Early English style. 4-stage tower has panelled door to ground floor; pointed
arch-head of 4 orders with foliate capitals to jamb-shafts. Similar 2-order
door in gabled porch on south side. Lancet windows, some in chancel and north
nave aisle re-used late C12; corbels of similar date to north aisle. Interior:
Pointed arches throughout; 5-bay nave arcade carried on columns with foliate
capitals. Nave roof carried on corbels. Transept arms separated from nave by
2-bay arcade carried on tall quatrefoil pier. 2-seater sedilia, pillar piscina,
and shelf, under wall arcade in chancel. Late C19 fittings. Pulpit of Caen
stone with alabaster figures, supported on marble shafts. Kneeling angel
supports scalloped font bowl. Drawings and description of earlier church by T.
Lewis Banks in C.W.A.A. Transactions, Old Series, Vol. 6, pp163-175.


Listing NGR: NY0112410568

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