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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gilcrux, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7308 / 54°43'50"N

Longitude: -3.3722 / 3°22'19"W

OS Eastings: 311734

OS Northings: 538176

OS Grid: NY117381

Mapcode National: GBR 4FWQ.QX

Mapcode Global: WH6ZJ.5CG4

Plus Code: 9C6RPJJH+84

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 3 March 1967

Last Amended: 13 March 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275717

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411485

ID on this website: 101275717

Location: St Mary's Church, Gilcrux, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Gilcrux

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Gilcrux St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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12/59 Church of St Mary


Parish church. Early C12 with late C12 additions, early C14 and C15
alterations. Restoration 1878. Squared blocks of mixed red and St Bees
sandstone, with angle buttresses. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables
and cross finials. 3-bay nave with 2-bay south aisle adjoining porch. West
open bellcote of 1724. 2-bay chancel with C19 north vestry. Nave has C13
blocked north door and 2-light windows of 1878. Blank buttressed west wall.
Aisle has original 2-light C13 windows and one single light restored in C19.
Chancel has blocked priest's doorway and one original lancet. C16 2-light south
and east windows. Carved head set in gable. Sundial over porch dated 1836 with
inscribed churchwardens' names. Interior has round-arched arcade on circular
piers, that to west suggesting the arcade was intended to continue for full
length of nave. Aumbry recess in south wall. Very narrow C12 round-headed
chancel arch with enlarged squint. Royal arms on north wall dated 1759. C12
cushion font. Medieval grave-slab and cross fragments. Chancel has original
splay for north window and aumbry recess. C20 stained-glass east window. Creed
and pater boards dated 1832 (one board missing). C20 furnishings and fittings.

Listing NGR: NY1173438176

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