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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2037 / 54°12'13"N

Longitude: -2.5975 / 2°35'51"W

OS Eastings: 361121

OS Northings: 478824

OS Grid: SD611788

Mapcode National: GBR BM9T.FV

Mapcode Global: WH94P.2LCR

Plus Code: 9C6V6C32+FX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 12 February 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75246

Location: Kirkby Lonsdale, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale

Built-Up Area: Kirkby Lonsdale

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Church of St Mary
SD 6178 NW 5/152 12.2.62

C12 to C16 with alterations C18 and C19. Ashlar and rubble. Slate roof with lead
gutters. Nave and chancel with axial west tower of four storeys, two north aisles
and one south aisle. Outer north aisle gabled. Tower (partly C18) and walls
entirely embattled in C19. Two deep buttresses to east wall with many setbacks. East
window of three lancets with vesica over. Square-headed windows of several lights
to the aisles, the lights cusped to south aisle, round headed to north. Three
Romanesque doorways, two to south aisle and an elaborate one of four orders at base
of tower. South porch, Romanesque, added 1866.
Interior. Nave and chancel arcade of seven bays, the first three round arches of
C12, the eastern four two-centred arches of C13. The Romanesque north arcade of
nave combines composite piers and round piers with incised decoration in the manner
of Durham cathedral. The fabric of the south aisle is mainly C14. The north aisles
are mainly C16 and are separated by an arcade of that date. The east window of the
chancel has an inner order of slim detached shafts with rings. Early C13 piscina in
first column of south arcade. Pulpit 1619. Other woodwork and furniture C17 to C18.
The principal medieval church of South Westmorland. The arcade which imitates that
of Durham cathedral is of the first importance.

Listing NGR: SD6112478822

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