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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Newton Arlosh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8855 / 54°53'7"N

Longitude: -3.2506 / 3°15'2"W

OS Eastings: 319869

OS Northings: 555244

OS Grid: NY198552

Mapcode National: GBR 5CRY.1G

Mapcode Global: WH6YT.1GCK

Plus Code: 9C6RVPPX+6Q

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 1 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71973

ID on this website: 101212611

Location: St John's Church, Newton Arlosh, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Holme East Waver

Built-Up Area: Newton Arlosh

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Newton Arlosh St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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2/22 Church of St John
the Baptist

1/4/67 I

Parish Church. Licence to crenellate 11 April 1304, extended and repaired 1844
by Sarah Losh, vestry and restoration 1894. Large blocks of squared red
sandstone mixed with cobbles. Extensions of red sandstone all under sandstone
slate roofs, except for lead on tower. Square fortified west tower with
extremely thick walls. Contemporary 2-bay fortified nave; 1844 north chancel at
right-angles with apside vestry on east wall. Tower has original and restored
arrow-slit windows. 2-light Tudor north window has C19 restoration. Upper part
of tower is of different stonework and has been restored with battlemented
parapet and turret. Nave has narrow hollow-chamfered pointed doorway and arrow-
slit windows. 2-bay chancel has round-arched west doorway and lancet windows.
Vestry has round-headed windows. Interior of tower has vaulted basement and
spiral stone stair giving access to upper floor priest's chamber with fireplace
and to second floor chamber. Nave: C13 octagonal font bowl with crocketed
gables on fragmentary stem. Carved ram's head corbels by Sarah Losh in east
wall flank former altar position. Carved wood lectern, in form of palm tree, by
Sarah Losh. North wall has been almost entirely removed to give access to
chancel. Chancel and nave extensively renovated and furnished in 1894.
Although in ruins from the Dissolution to 1844, this is still one of the most
complete fortified churches in the area. See Curwen, Castles & Towers of
Cumberland & Westmorland, 1913 pp328-30; Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland
Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xiii, ppll3-121.

Listing NGR: NY1986955244

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