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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

ID on this website: 101145271

Location: St Peter's Church, Askham, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

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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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, four-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 three-light window. Each side has round-headed windows. Three-light east window.

Interior has four-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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