History in Structure

Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Blindcrake, Cumbria

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 54.6879 / 54°41'16"N

Longitude: -3.3008 / 3°18'2"W

OS Eastings: 316240

OS Northings: 533311

OS Grid: NY162333

Mapcode National: GBR 5GD7.59

Mapcode Global: WH6ZR.8FFK

Plus Code: 9C6RMMQX+4M

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 3 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72552

ID on this website: 101145219

Location: St Michael's Church, Isel, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA13

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Blindcrake

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Binsey Team

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Church building Norman architecture

Find accommodation in


NY 13 SE
6/27 Church of St Michael

Parish Church. Early C12 with 1878 restoration and additions by C.J. Ferguson.
Calciferous sandstone rubble walls, under graduated greenslate roof with coped
gables and cross finial. 4-bay nave with south porch and twin open bellcote;
3-bay chancel with north vestry. Nave has zig-zag doorway and carved capitals
but the engaged shafts removed; all within C14 gabled stone porch. South wall
has tall round-headed C13 window, smaller rectangular window of similar date and
2 C18 rectangular windows. C19 2-light west window with flanking buttresses.
Blocked north doorway and 2 narrow round-headed C12 windows. South chancel wall
has blocked priest's doorway, a lancet window, round-headed window and 2-light
C15 window. C19 2-light east window. C19 vestry. Interior of porch has
built-in medieval cross-slab fragments. Nave has 4 original window splays, one
to the C18 window. C16 trussed timber roof. Medieval pedestal font with
octagonal bowl. C19 pater boards. South wall has remains of stone steps to
rood screen. Royal Arms of George I dated 1721. C12 roll-moulded chancel arch
with carved capitals. Anglo-Danish cross-shaft fragments flank south door.
Chancel north wall has original splayed C12 windows and a lancet window.
Fragment of medieval sculpture built into wall. C17 slate wall plaques to the
Lawson family of Isel Hall flank altar. Further fragment of Anglo-Danish cross
shaft. Brass wall plaque to Thomas de Sandes, died 1415; and various C19 brass
wall plaques. C19 furnishings and fittings, and early C20 hanging oil lamps.

Listing NGR: NY1623833310

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.