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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Askham, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6076 / 54°36'27"N

Longitude: -2.7474 / 2°44'50"W

OS Eastings: 351818

OS Northings: 523856

OS Grid: NY518238

Mapcode National: GBR 9H75.Z3

Mapcode Global: WH81J.RGW3

Plus Code: 9C6VJ753+22

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74406

Location: Askham, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Askham

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Askham with Lowther

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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In the entry for the following:-

NZ 5023

Church of St Peter

The grade shall be amended to read 11* (star)


NY 5023
NY 5123
16/8 Church of St Peter

Parish church. Dated over entrance 1832, by Sir Robert Smirke (who was also the
architect of the nearby Lowther Castle), incorporating features from the
medieval church on this site. Snecked calciferous sandstone ashlar with eaves
cornice and raised quoins, on chamfered plinth. Graduated green slate roof with
coped gables and cross finials. Square south-west tower, 4-bay nave/chancel
with north transept and south aisle. Tower has round-arched studded south door,
round-headed windows and round-headed twin bell openings. Nave has west studded
doors in pointed arch under 3-light window. Each side has round-headed
windows. 3-light east window. Interior has 4-bay Gothic-arched arcade. Rear
gallery, panelled pulpit and C19 panelled oak pews, the ends carved with Lowther
arms. Various C19 white marble wall plaques. Transept was the burial chapel of
the Sandford family of Askham Hall, hence C17 and C18 wall plaques to members of
that family. Stem and bowl font dated 1661. C19 creed and pater boards.

Listing NGR: NY5181823856

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