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Latitude: 54.1151 / 54°6'54"N
Longitude: -3.2326 / 3°13'57"W
OS Eastings: 319520
OS Northings: 469509
OS Grid: SD195695
Mapcode National: GBR 5NVV.YL
Mapcode Global: WH72H.9TWM
Plus Code: 9C6R4Q88+3W
Entry Name: Church of St Mary of Furness
Listing Date: 6 May 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283023
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388458
Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14
Electoral Ward/Division: Hindpool
Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
BARROW IN FURNESS
SD16NE DUKE STREET
708-1/5/59 (North East side)
06/05/76 Church of St Mary of Furness
Catholic church. 1866-67. By Edward Welby Pugin; tower dated
1888; sacristy and confessionals added 1894. Snecked red sandstone
with gray ashlar sandstone dressings, slate roof.
Orientated north-west/south-east: ritual orientation used
here. 6-bay nave with west porch and lean-to aisles, 5-stage
tower with spire at west end of south aisle; north aisle has
octagonal baptistry at north-west corner and 3 small
confessionals on north side; semi-octagonal chancel with small
south chapel and north sacristy in link to presbytery (qv).
Gothic Revival style; lancet windows with hoodmoulds and
Geometrical rose windows.
Nave: lean-to vestibule against west gable has central doorway
with ogee-moulded arch, hoodmould with head-carved stops and
roundel in coped gable with cross. Main gable has tall, cusped
lancets; short dripmould; elaborate rose window with
hoodmould; string course and 2 louvres beneath apex of coped
gable with kneelers and cross.
South aisle: deeply-chamfered plinth; offset buttresses; 6
lancets each with trefoil above a transom; 3-light chapel
window on right. Clerestorey has 14 small lancets the
easternmost pair in gabled projection with rose window and
North aisle: 2-light west window; baptistry has battered
plinth, lancets and hipped roof. Confessionals under hipped
roofs set below eaves of aisle; clerestorey as before.
Tower: ashlar ground floor (date on Duke Street side).
Set-back buttresses with traceried panels and gablets flank
pointed west door; the buttresses rise 3 further stages. Above
door is a statue of Mary and Child under crocketed canopy set
between lancets; lancet above; string course below triple
lancets to 4th stage.
Buttresses end at an offset from which rise octagonal corner
turrets to flank single-light belfry openings set between
Ionic columns; blind arcading links the corner turrets which
then rise as pinnacles. Slender ashlar spire with tall
lucarnes, band of quatrefoils and cross.
Chancel: semi-octagonal and under hipped end of main roof;
triple lancets beneath continuous hoodmould, roof finial.
Short and low south chapel with rose window to east.
INTERIOR: west gallery with organ. Arcades: square bases with
broaches and moulding; round piers with octagonal and carved
capitals; tall moulded arches, the easternmost pair are
narrower. Paired clerestorey windows linked by hoodmoulds.
Scissor-braced and arch-braced trusses. Chancel: ornate
reredos; the triple lancets have colonettes and hoodmoulds;
columns on angel corbels support radial, arch-braced roof with
Altar with marble colonnettes and crucifix under crocketed
canopy flanked by statues of saints within niches. Lady Chapel
has alabaster reredos with Mary and Child beneath a canopy.
Stained glass in south aisle marked 'Barnell, Newcastle'.
Built at a cost of £5,000-6,000, the tower costing a further
£2,950. Statue over west door of tower by 'Miss Rogerson of
Liverpool' (Centenary booklet).
(St Mary of Furness Centenary Celebrations (booklet): Barrow
in Furness: 1965-).
Listing NGR: SD1952069509
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