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Mortuary Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in St Cuthbert Without, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8346 / 54°50'4"N

Longitude: -2.8823 / 2°52'56"W

OS Eastings: 343425

OS Northings: 549217

OS Grid: NY434492

Mapcode National: GBR 8D9J.SQ

Mapcode Global: WH809.PRP3

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapel

Listing Date: 22 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77609

Location: St. Cuthbert Without, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: St Cuthbert Without

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wreay St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 44 NY
11/29 Mortuary Chapel


Chapel to adjoining cemetery. Circa 1835 by Sarah Losh. Dressed calciferous
sandstone, stone-slate roof. Single storey and one bay: built as a
reconstructed copy of St Perran's Oratory found at Perranzabuloe, Cornwall in
1835, in drifting sand dunes and thought at the time to be the earliest
Christian church in the country. Approximately 1O metres long by 6 metres broad
and 4 metres high. Entrances in east and south walls have round-headed arches
with roll-mouldings and spingers of carved heads with lion's head in key
position (these were not on St Perran's Oratory, but were added by Miss Losh).
Single window in south wall has roll-moulding surround with round-head and
diamond leaded casement: window in east wall is a round-headed splayed lancet.
Iron-studded oak plank doors with slit vents. Projecting purlins to gables with
slates carried over. Interior has stone wall seats. Now used as a store shed
for the Sexton's Cottage nearby.

Listing NGR: NY4342549217

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