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Matterdale Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Matterdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5935 / 54°35'36"N

Longitude: -2.9387 / 2°56'19"W

OS Eastings: 339441

OS Northings: 522440

OS Grid: NY394224

Mapcode National: GBR 7HXB.K4

Mapcode Global: WH81F.TSSX

Plus Code: 9C6VH3V6+CG

Entry Name: Matterdale Church

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74556

Location: Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Matterdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Matterdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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In the entry for:- MATTERDALE A5091 (east side)

Matterdale Church
5/154 dedication unknown)

The previous listing date "27-12-67" shall be added


MATTERDALE A5091 (east side) )
NY 32 SE
5/154 Matterdale Church
(dedication unknown)

- II*
Church. Date: 1573, on tie beam, tower, 1848. Stone rubble with slobbered
mortar and slate roof. Single-vessel nave and chancel and west tower. North
elevation of 5 bays; windows have wooden cross-mullions and small-paned glazing
with opening lights; roof light. South elevation similar; gabled porch between
1st and 2nd bays has pointed entrance with fanlight. Datestone between 4th and
5th bays, possible from gateway, inscribed: "IW CHURCHWARDEN/1686/CS MASON",
inserted in 1848. Tower has diagonal buttresses and saddleback roof with
crow-stepped gables; triangular-headed bell openings with slate louvres. East
elevation has gable cross and straight-headed window; memorial attached to wall
has swan-necked pediment and slate panel recording Margaret Dawson, wife of a
local bone setter, (died 1728). Interior massive fish-bone trusses with
diagonal struts, that to east end inscribed: "MDXXXX/XXIII LPIALWPI/W" (LP 0
Lancelot Pattinson). Pews probably 1750, but one dated 1686. Font in form of
baluster, probably late C17; font to west end is octagonal, brought from
Greystoke church, date uncertain. 2-decker pulpit with tester and reading desk,
formed from 3-decker pulpit. Sanctuary has 1881 choir pew facing late C17 altar
and 3-sided altar rail with turned balusters and moulded top rail. East window
has stained glass by Kempe, 1881, Adoration of the Shepherds. A good example of
a traditional Lakeland church retaining many features of interest.

Listing NGR: NY3944122440

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