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Carved Bear North West of Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dacre, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6321 / 54°37'55"N

Longitude: -2.8384 / 2°50'18"W

OS Eastings: 345972

OS Northings: 526649

OS Grid: NY459266

Mapcode National: GBR 8GMW.89

Mapcode Global: WH819.CTLV

Plus Code: 9C6VJ5J6+RJ

Entry Name: Carved Bear North West of Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73749

Location: Dacre, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Dacre

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dacre St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Carved bear north-west of Church of St Andrew

GV
II*
Upright carved bear, one of a group of four. Medieval. Red sandstone; about 4 feet high. It is thought that these four bears are in their original medieval positions at each corner of the churchyard, each showing part of a story: this bear is supposed to be asleep with its head resting on top of a pillar, but much of its head is now worn away.

See Phillippa J.F. Smith, A Short History of Dacre Parish Church, p.9; Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Societv, old series. xi. pp.

Listing NGR: NY4597226649

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