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St Constantine's Cells

A Grade I Listed Building in Wetheral, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8738 / 54°52'25"N

Longitude: -2.8324 / 2°49'56"W

OS Eastings: 346680

OS Northings: 553538

OS Grid: NY466535

Mapcode National: GBR 8DN2.LP

Mapcode Global: WH804.GRGL

Entry Name: St Constantine's Cells

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77778

Location: Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Wetheral

Built-Up Area: Wetheral

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wetheral Holy Trinity and St Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 45 SE WETHERAL (West Bank)

9/197 St Constantine's

Cave dwellings. Early medieval, known to have been in use in the C14, probably
for the Priory of Wetheral, but popularly considered to have been used by
St Constantine when a hermit. 3 chambers cut high in the cliff face above the
River Eden. Masonry front wall with 3 small windows and fireplace. Access would
have originally been by ladder, but now has a stone cut path. Used by the Priory
of Wetheral as a place of refuge during border raids and hence the name Safe Guards,
(25 metres south of the caves is a Roman inscription, referring to the 20 legion
Valeria Victrix, which was mentioned in the former listing).

Listing NGR: NY4668153538

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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