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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wigton, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8238 / 54°49'25"N

Longitude: -3.1595 / 3°9'34"W

OS Eastings: 325599

OS Northings: 548273

OS Grid: NY255482

Mapcode National: GBR 6DCN.RL

Mapcode Global: WH6Z7.F0PV

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72021

Location: Wigton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Wigton

Built-Up Area: Wigton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wigton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 2548 WIGTON HIGH STREET
(East side) Wigton

14/67 Church of St Mary
1/4/67

G.V. II*

Parish Church on medieval site. Dated and inscribed in porch 1788, PATTINSON
AND HOLMES JOINERS, NIXONS AND PARKIN MASONS, built to the same design as St
Michael's, Workington, 1770 and St Cuthbert's, Carlisle, 1778; restoration 1881
(dated in porch) by C.J. Ferguson; vestry dated 1912. Red sandstone from Shawk
Quarry, with V-jointed quoins, on chamfered plinth; string course, eaves cornice
and parapet. Graduated greenslate roof. 2-storey, 8-bay nave; 3-storey west
tower/porch; north vestry; lower single-bay chancel. Tower: panelled west door
under intersecting-glazing bar fanlight in quoined surround. Similar treatment
to casement window above. Round window above with patterned glazing bars.
Large painted clock face with modillioned surround. Round-headed bell openings
with louvred vents. Modillioned battlemented parapet with pinnacles. Nave:
south panelled doors in round-headed quoined surrounds flank round-headed
leaded-paned windows, some with stained glass. Similar gallery windows above.
Venetian east window in chancel. Interior: Tuscan and Doric columned gallery,
upper columns with individual entablature. Ceiling with decorative oval and
circular-moulded plaster panels. Early C20 baptistery with carved oak screen.
Numerous white marble wall plaques. Late C19 and early C20 stained glass. Side
chapel has reredos made of re-used Flemish carved oak panels. 3-decker pulpit.
OS bench mark on quoin stone left of entrance.


Listing NGR: NY2559948273

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