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Church of St Anthony

A Grade I Listed Building in Cartmel Fell, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2849 / 54°17'5"N

Longitude: -2.8977 / 2°53'51"W

OS Eastings: 341652

OS Northings: 488063

OS Grid: SD416880

Mapcode National: GBR 8L6W.FR

Mapcode Global: WH830.GKCJ

Plus Code: 9C6V74M2+WW

Entry Name: Church of St Anthony

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Last Amended: 23 July 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421164

ID on this website: 101224955

Location: St Anthony's Church, Cartmel Fell, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Cartmel Fell

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Cartmel Fell St Anthony

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Church. c.1504, porch late C16, vestry probably C18. Roughcast stone with
ashlar dressings and slate roof. Single-vessel nave and chancel with small
projections under catslide roofs to east end, west tower with north-west vestry
under lean-to roof, south gabled porch. 3-bay nave has stone bench to south
facade. Straight-headed windows of 3 arched lights with hollow-chamfered
mullions, label moulds and leaded glazing. Single chamfered-mullioned window of
2 arched lights inserted over priest's door in 1698. Porch has Tudor-arched
hollow-chamfered opening and inner door with strap hinges. Chancel has 5-light
east window with 2 small square windows, one above the other, to right; south
3-light window replaced in 1911, originally wooden mullioned frame; north
projection has east and west entrances. Vestry has stack and west window.
Saddleback tower has blocked west entrance with inserted window, small slot to
each face, and plain stone-louvred bell openings. Interior: tie beam and strut
trusses. Arch to baptistry under tower, plain round font of 1712, old benches
and chest. Nave has organ in north-west corner. Cowmire pew to north-east
probably constructed from former reredos and chancel screen in 1571 and heavily
restored in 1911; low panelling, one-light divisions with tracery heads and
coved cornice with Tudor flowers and cresting, missing to east side; door has
swan-neck hinges; panelling to north has some paint remaining, including halo;
small traceried canopy above is ex situ; table and incised game to bench relate
to pew's use as school. Smaller pew to east has bolection-moulded panels,
foliage panels and lettering: "WH 1696", door has H-hinges. Burblethwaite pew
to south-east originally C17 but largely reconstructed in 1810, turned posts,
pierced frieze and cornice with canopy; to east a tile panel of St Anthony.
3-decker pulpit to west of Burblethwaite pew dated 1698, fielded panelling,
canted pulpit with tester, royal arms of 1781 opposite. Chancel has 3-sided C18
communion rail with front projection and column balusters; flanking painted
Lord's Prayer and creed boards, and Commandment board to north with ogee head
and cherubs and dove, 1793. Small recess to south of altar. East window has
substantial remains of stained glass, thought originally to be from Cartmel
Priory, but likely to be made for church, crucifixion, 7 sacraments and SS
Anthony and Leonard. Window rearranged in 1911, some fragments, including
crucifixion and Christ appearing after resurrection, placed in north-east nave

Listing NGR: SD4165088063

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