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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9045 / 54°54'16"N

Longitude: -2.935 / 2°56'5"W

OS Eastings: 340144

OS Northings: 557043

OS Grid: NY401570

Mapcode National: GBR 7CYQ.CN

Mapcode Global: WH7ZW.WZKJ

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 13 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386682

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Stanwix Urban

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle Stanwix St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


671-1/4/97 (South side)
13/11/72 Church of St Michael


Church of England church on a medieval site. 1841-3 by John
Hodgson; 1843 repairs; 1893 alterations and 1907 extension.
Red sandstone ashlar in irregularly-coursed small blocks, on
chamfered plinth, with clasping buttresses carried up as
pinnacles on tower and nave; stone-bracketed metal gutters.
Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials.
West 3-stage square tower/porch; 10-bay nave with transepts;
apsidal chancel with north organ chamber (former vestry) and
south vestry extension. Built in Commissioners style.
Tower has west double plank doors in painted chamfered arch;
tall lancets above on 2 levels, the upper ones with louvred
vents; clock faces on 3 sides. Nave and transepts have tall
lancet windows. Vestries have 2- and 3-light windows some with
cusped heads, others rounded. Apse has arcade of small
round-arched windows.
INTERIOR: rib-vaulted plaster ceiling in nave and apse.
Windows mostly of plain glass; some C20 stained glass. C19
painted board giving list of church benefactors and Hanoverian
kings' arms 1714-1801. Late C19 hexagonal wooden pulpit and
benches. 1893 granite-pillared sandstone font. Extensive white
marble wall plaques some with carved portrait heads, draped
figures etc, to Robert Ferguson d.1816 (see Marshall Hall,
1979), Eliza Graham d.1852 and John Chambers d.1850 are all by
John Kirkbride 1786-1854; Esther Bonnel d.1822, Isabella
Patrickson d.1854, Charles James Graham d.1847 and Wm Sowerby
d.1855 are all by Thomas Nelson 1807-90; Charles Wm Thompson
d.1843 by Christopher Woodall 1795-1859; Maria Woodrouffe Head
d.1854 by Bedford of Oxford (this is probably J Bedford of
Oxford Street, London); Capt Hugh Patrickson d.1821 by Paul
Nixson 1768-1850.
HISTORY: The foundation stone was laid on 1 June 1841 and it
opened in 1843, but a fire on 21 December 1843 destroyed the
wooden fitments and roof; for further details see Taylor
(1982). Built on the site of a Roman Wall fort.
(Marshall Hall: The Artists of Cumbria: 1979-: P.50; Taylor G:
A Brief History of Stanwix: 1982-).

Listing NGR: NY4014457043

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