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Church of St Oswald

A Grade I Listed Building in Dean, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6149 / 54°36'53"N

Longitude: -3.4403 / 3°26'24"W

OS Eastings: 307085

OS Northings: 525364

OS Grid: NY070253

Mapcode National: GBR 4HD2.ZH

Mapcode Global: WH702.481J

Plus Code: 9C6RJH75+WV

Entry Name: Church of St Oswald

Listing Date: 5 September 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72624

Location: Dean, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Dean

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dean St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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8/101 Church of St Oswald

Parish Church. C12 with C13 and C15 extensions and C17 alterations. Squared
blocks of calciferous sandstone, under graduated greenslate roof with coped
gables and cross finials. 3-bay nave with south aisle and porch and twin open
east bellcote. 3-bay chancel with north vestry. North nave wall has C12 lower
courses and blocked doorway, C13 narrow round-headed windows. Restored 2-light
windows, the head of one formed from a medieval grave slab. C13 south aisle wall
and porch with round-headed arch and doorway. Single and 2-light ogee-headed
windows. C15 chancel has 2-light ogee-headed windows under hoodmoulds.
Medieval carved beast gargoyles at eaves. 3-light Tudor east window. C20
vestry. Higher-pitched roof line visible on gable wall of nave. Interior of
nave has Norman font on C20 shaft. C19 stained glass in west window. Corbels
for original lower roof. Built-in medieval cross slab in north wall. 4-bay
aisle of round arches on round piers. South tomb recess and aumbry recess.
Single-light window has sill of built-in fragment of medieval cross slab.
Medieval cross slab used as flagging. Original chancel arch removed and replaced by
plaster pointed arch. Original corbelling complete with uninscribed shields.
Aumbry in south wall. North door now in vestry has chamfered surround under
hoodmould. Lintel for east window is reused medieval cross slab to a member of
the Branthwaite family of Branthwaite Hall. Statue corbels flank east window.

Listing NGR: NY0708225364

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