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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bewcastle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 55.0636 / 55°3'49"N

Longitude: -2.6819 / 2°40'55"W

OS Eastings: 356542

OS Northings: 574561

OS Grid: NY565745

Mapcode National: GBR 99QW.5M

Mapcode Global: WH7Z7.SZ2J

Plus Code: 9C7V3879+C6

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78127

ID on this website: 101087539

Location: St Cuthbert's Church, Bewcastle, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA6

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Bewcastle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Bewcastle St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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18/39 Church of St Cuthbert

G.V. II*

Church. C13, with tower dated 1792, alterations 1901. Mixed calciferous sandstone
rubble walls with large. flush quoins, tower partly rendered; graduated green slate
roof. 2-storey square west tower/porch; 4-bay nave/chancel. Tower has plank door
in round arch with incised date; windows with round arches, impost blocks and key-
stones; louvred vents; open bellcote with hipped slate roof surmounted by weather
vane. Nave/chancel has tall pointed lancet windows of 1901, angle buttresses.
3-light east window is C13. Interior has upper gallery supported on stone pillars
reached by stair from tower; a rebuilding of 1901 of a much larger gallery of 1792.
Early C20 pews and furnishings. Medieval font bowl on window ledge near pulpit;
C13 piscina with corresponding recess in north wall. Wall tablets to rectors died
1737 and 1834. Part of nave was taken down to build tower in 1792 and walls of
nave lowered in 1901 when reroofed.

Listing NGR: NY5654274561

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