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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Glassonby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7379 / 54°44'16"N

Longitude: -2.6626 / 2°39'45"W

OS Eastings: 357435

OS Northings: 538308

OS Grid: NY574383

Mapcode National: GBR 9FVN.CC

Mapcode Global: WH924.25CN

Plus Code: 9C6VP8QP+5X

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73449

ID on this website: 101144844

Location: St Michael's Church, Glassonby, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Glassonby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Addingham St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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10/20 Church of St Michael
G.V. II*

Church, replacing earlier church now beneath the River Eden. Probably early
C16, incorporating earlier features, with alterations 1786 and 1898. Large
blocks of coursed red sandstone rubble, graduated green slate roof with coped
gables and kneelers. 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. Nave had north door filled in
1786 when west porch was built; replaced by present south porch after 1840.
West twin bellcote with C18 and C19 bells. Double round head lancet windows,
one replacing earlier window. Chancel has south door with round head with
hollow chamfered surround. 2-light trefoil head windows with hood moulds and
similar 3-light east window. 2-storey north vestry has similar window. East
wall has inscribed stone with illegible inscription, dated 1702. Interior has
wood and plaster C19 rib vaulted nave ceiling; chancel has C19 barrel vaulted
wooden ceiling. Stained glass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, 1900. Piscina may
be reused from earlier church. C19 and C20 wall plaques, one heraldic to Edwin
Rowley, 1888. Hog back stone, C9 decorated cross shaft in 2 pieces and incised
grave slab, all in porch, were dredged from river on the site of the earlier
church. See, Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological
Society, new series, xiii, p.162-6; xiv, p.328-336.

Listing NGR: NY5743538308

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