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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

WETHERAL RIVER EDEN, SOUTH OF
NY 45 SE WETHERAL (West Bank)

9/197 St Constantine's
Cells
1.4.57
I

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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