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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldingham, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1263 / 54°7'34"N

Longitude: -3.1542 / 3°9'15"W

OS Eastings: 324670

OS Northings: 470664

OS Grid: SD246706

Mapcode National: GBR 6NDQ.XL

Mapcode Global: WH72J.JK72

Plus Code: 9C6R4RGW+G8

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 25 July 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75782

Location: Aldingham, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Aldingham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dendron St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Church of St Matthew



Parish Church. First built in 1642 by a Londoner born in the village, the Church was rebuilt in 1795 and the west tower added in 1833. Wet-dashed rubble on plinth. Graduated slate roof. West tower, 5 bay aisless church. 3-stage tower has double door in semicircular-headed surround on west face. Small semicircular-headed windows with glazing bars, to 2nd stage, semicircular-headed louvred openings to 3rd stage with crenellation above. East and west ends of 1795 building have pediments (west one partly hidden by tower). Church has single tall storey with 5 semicircular-headed windows in recesses on South side only. Band carried round at level of springing of window heads; eaves band and cornice carried round. East end has blind oculii and niches flanking small semicircular-headed central window in recess. South windows have glazing bars with interlaced heads; east window has square-leaded panes. C19 pewing and fittings to interior.

Listing NGR: SD2467070664

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