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Church of St Mary and St Wilfred

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warwick Bridge, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9033 / 54°54'11"N

Longitude: -2.8199 / 2°49'11"W

OS Eastings: 347521

OS Northings: 556817

OS Grid: NY475568

Mapcode National: GBR 8CRR.93

Mapcode Global: WH804.N0DW

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Wilfred

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Last Amended: 22 September 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111897

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77754

Location: Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Wetheral

Built-Up Area: Warwick Bridge

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Holme Eden St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

WETHERAL A69, WARWICK BRIDGE
NY 45 NE (South Side)

6/172 Church of St Mary and
St Wilfred
1. 4.57. (Formerly listed as Church
of St Mary).

II*

Roman Catholic Church. 1841 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for Henry Howard of Corby Castle.
Red sandstone snecked ashlar walls, slate roof with coped gables. Nave of 4
bays, single bay chancel, gabled south porch, added sacristy to south wall of
chancel. Nave has buttressed walls and angles, with alternating large and small
lancets, larger windows of Y-shaped tracery and cusped heads. West entrance and
porch have pointed entrance arches with moulded surrounds and hood moulds ending
in mitred heads. West gable has 3 lancets with trefoil heads and hood moulds,
surmounted by hexagonal bellcote. Interior has open timber roof, all painted
and decorated with gold. Stone font beside south entrance, cut-stone pulpit on
south wall of nave, beside chancel arch, has entrance from sacristy and
decorated with figurative painted panels. Corresponding niche on north wall has
figure of the Virgin. Text painted around dado panels, with decorative motifs
painted on splays of the smaller lancets. Stained glass of 1860, 65 and 67, by
Harrington of London, presented by Philip Howard. Chancel has screen of carved
and painted wood with central crucifix, flanked by Virgin Mary and St Wilfred.
Decorative painted ribbed plank ceiling and painted walls. Stepped altar,
heavily gilded with metal work to Pugin's designs, flanked by 2 small coronas by
Pugin. Sedilia and piscina in south wall; Easter-Sepulchre-like recess to
north wall with tomb of Henry Howard (q.v.), died 1842. Retains all of original
decorations much to Pugin's designs. See, Pheobe Stanton, Pugin, p.94-97.


Listing NGR: NY4752156817

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