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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Beetham, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2094 / 54°12'33"N

Longitude: -2.7741 / 2°46'26"W

OS Eastings: 349610

OS Northings: 479567

OS Grid: SD496795

Mapcode National: GBR 9M2R.6T

Mapcode Global: WH83G.CG7D

Plus Code: 9C6V665G+P9

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 12 February 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76586

ID on this website: 101137740

Location: St Michael's Church, Beetham, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA7

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Beetham

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Beetham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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North side) Beetham

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G.V. I

Church. Probably C12; South aisle added c.1200, chancel extended to East C13,
Beetham Chapel added C14, North aisle added and South aisle widened C15, top
stage of Tower added C16. Restored and south porch added 1873-74 (R.C.H.M.).
Rubble walls, mainly limestone, with sandstone dressings; lead roofs. West
Tower; Nave with aisles, Chancel, North Vestry and South Chapel incorporated in
rectangular plan. 2-stage battlemented Tower with crocketed corner pinnacles.
C14 doorway with 2-centred arch in West wall and window above with 2 trefoiled
ogee lights in 2-centred head with moulded label; loop lights to all but East
side; bell-chamber, slightly corbelled out, has 3-light C16 windows with
elliptical-headed lights under moulded labels; C20 weathervane. East wall has
late C19 5-light central window. 3-light C15 window to North aisle with
cinquefoiled lights in 4-centred head with moulded label (most other C15 windows
similar). 3-light C15 window in South aisle has cinque-foiled lights with
vertical tracery in 4-centred head with moulded label. Stone gabled porch:
doorway with pointed-arched head and hoodmould; inserted door to right with
memorial to Richd Hadwin d.1779 over; 3 3-light C15 windows and one 2-light
window c.1400 to left of it and one C14 window and 2 c.1400 to right. West wall
has 3-light C15 window to left of Tower and 2-light late C14 window,with
trefoiled ogee lights with moulded label,to right. North side has doorway with
pointed-arched head and 5 3-light C15 windows. Interior has early C16 9-bay
roof with cambered and chamfered tie beams, partly restored to Chancel and Nave;
late C15 or early C16 12-bay pent roof to North aisle with moulded principals.
In Beetham Chapel are remnants of late medieval heraldic glass. Other glass
mainly C19 and C20,notably East window by Clayton Bell to William Hutton died
1881; early C20 martyrs' window in North aisle with Charles I flanked by St
Oswald and St Alban; 4th window from East in South aisle by Shrigley and Hunt of
Lancaster and London. This window also has a black stone memorial urn dated
1811. See R.C.H.M. pp.101-103 and plate 97.

Listing NGR: SD4960879569

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