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Church of St Mary and St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Urswick, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1583 / 54°9'29"N

Longitude: -3.1218 / 3°7'18"W

OS Eastings: 326844

OS Northings: 474191

OS Grid: SD268741

Mapcode National: GBR 6NMC.Y3

Mapcode Global: WH72C.0RQ1

Plus Code: 9C6R5V5H+87

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Michael

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086801

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75884

ID on this website: 101086801

Location: St Mary's Church, Great Urswick, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Urswick

Built-Up Area: Great Urswick

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Urswick St Mary Virgin and St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Church. West tower C13, upper stage Perpendicular; chancel C13, lengthened
C14; nave C14; vestry C14. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs.
Tower has pointed west entrance with 3-light, Perpendicular window above and
C15 Pieta in niche; 3-light straight-headed louvred bell-openings; coped
embattled parapet. 4-bay nave has gabled south porch with round-arched
entrance, the inner door has relief panels dated 1909; quatrefoil above porch;
2-light Decorated windows with hood mould and stops and 2-light single-
chamfered-mullioned window. North elevation has 2-light straight-headed
windows with pointed lights. Chancel has coped gable and cross, 3-light east
window has transom and flowing tracery; to south a lancet and 2-light window
with flowing tracery flank pointed entrance; to north a 2-light Perpendicular
window and vestry gabled to each and west with 2-light windows. South
elevation has attached headstones of C18 and early C19.

INTERIOR: Roof 1598
(dated tie beam with initials) king posts with arch braces and struts, butt
purlins to north. West gallery 1828 on Tuscan columns paired in depth.
C19 font and medieval font with rich cover dated 1921. Tower entrance
has door made from decorative fragments. C18 3-decker pulpit and reconstructed
pew to south side. Unchamfered chancel arch has niches to jambs and rood
beam with angel supporters to cross and 2 saints, by A. Millar of Guild of
Handicrafts, 1910. Also by Guild the richly decorated organ case, east
panelling and reredos with C18 Last Supper, stalls, vestry door, south door,
pulpit tester and credence table, etc. Chancel also has pillar piscina,
squint and C18 brass floor plates and C13 grave slab. Nave has C19 and C20
stained glass; chancel has C19 and medieval armorial stained glass and

Listing NGR: SD2683874189

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