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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade I Listed Building in Langwathby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6817 / 54°40'53"N

Longitude: -2.6699 / 2°40'11"W

OS Eastings: 356903

OS Northings: 532049

OS Grid: NY569320

Mapcode National: GBR 9GS9.RJ

Mapcode Global: WH815.YLSB

Plus Code: 9C6VM8JJ+M2

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Last Amended: 3 September 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145341

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74285

Location: Langwathby, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Langwathby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Edenhall St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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8/81 Church of St Cuthbert

Parish church. C12 with C13, C14 and Cl5 alterations and additions. Repaired
1662 by Sir Philip Musgrave and renovated in 1834 for the Musgrave family. Red
sandstone rubble walls with C19 angle buttresses; the tower of more regular
blocks of square dressed red sandstone. Graduated greenslate roof with coped
gables and cross finials. 3-bay nave with C19 south porch, square 2-storey west
tower, C19 north vestry and 2-bay chancel. Nave has C19 round-headed doorway
within porch. Large 3-light C14 south window and smaller 2-light C19 windows,
all with cusped heads. Built into the south wall left of the porch are
2 fragments of a medieval graveslab. North wall has blocked C12 narrow
round-headed window and C14 2-light window. Vestry has shields with Musgrave
coats-of-arms. Tower of c.1450 has 2-light cusped-headed west window
incorporating the Musgrave and constituent family coats-of-arms. Similar
windows for bell openings. Battlemented parapet has unusual rectangular
openings. Short spire with weather vane. Chancel has blocked priest's doorway
and lancet window to left. C14 and C15 2-light windows. C19 pointed-arched
east window. C19 north door. All walls show signs of having been raised, most
noticeable on chancel. Interior of nave has 1834 oak trussed roof. C19 rear
gallery with panels of Musgrave family arms. Medieval font shaped like a
cushion capital. Heraldic stained glass, some of the panels pre-C17. Chancel
has C19 panelled oak ceiling. Various white marble wall plaques from 1650s-
early C19 all commemorating members of the Musgrave family. Under carpet is a
C15 brass showing William Stapleton and his wife, thought to be the finest brass
in the county. Various C18 and C19 white marble and brass wall plaques to
rectors and Musgrave family staff. C19 linen-fold panelled choir stalls. C19
stained-glass windows have fragments of earlier glass brought here from one of
the Musgrave houses, probably in 1834.

Listing NGR: NY5689832046

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