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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Cuthbert Without, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8319 / 54°49'54"N

Longitude: -2.8807 / 2°52'50"W

OS Eastings: 343525

OS Northings: 548921

OS Grid: NY435489

Mapcode National: GBR 8DBK.4P

Mapcode Global: WH809.QTF4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77610

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 NW
11/30 Church of St Mary

1. 4.57

Church. 184O-42 by Sarah Losh, with sculptural stonework by William Hindson,
erected by estate workers at her own expense. Dressed sandstone walls, stone-
slate roof. 4 bay nave with semicircular apse. Romanesque style showing both
French and Italian influence. Nave has 4 round-headed windows to each side,
with triple clerestory windows above. 2 gargoyles to each side representing
reptiles. Apse has recessed and round-headed niches with clerestory arcading
above. West gable entrance has round-headed arch decorated with roll-moulding
of formalised water-lilies and pine-cone motifs. 3 round-headed windows over
entrance with rising arcade of small windows above, surmounted by stone bellcote
with carved stone eagle. Down steps to right of entrance, is a small
stone-enclosed well. Interior on 3 levels, sunken body, steps up to apse. Apse
is surrounded by arcade of 14 columns with carved capitals. Ceiling of pine
panels and trusses of oak, floor of sandstone slabs. Seating of oak and Spanish
chestnut, other chairs and pulpit of carved local bog oak and ebony: lecturns
of carved chestnut representing eagle and pelican on bog oak stands: pulpit of
carved bog oak. Font of varved alabaster by Sarah Losh and W.S. Losh: altar of
green Italian marble on brass eagles. Non-figurative stained glass partly of
re-used glass from Archbishop's Palace, Paris. Carved wooden archangles on
either side of chancel arch. Carved wood and other details by local craftsmen.
Built close, or on site of, medieval church which was totally demolished on
rebiJilding, except for font (now in churchyard, listed separately), re-used
corbel stone above entrance to boiler house, and some re-used timber. See,
Pevsner, Buildings of England, Cumberland & Westmorland, p. 212; Country Life,
4 November, 1971 p. 123O-31.

Listing NGR: NY4352548921

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