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Church of St Oswald

A Grade I Listed Building in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.433 / 54°25'58"N

Longitude: -2.4296 / 2°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 372231

OS Northings: 504265

OS Grid: NY722042

Mapcode National: GBR CKG5.SN

Mapcode Global: WH93L.NT8X

Plus Code: 9C6VCHMC+65

Entry Name: Church of St Oswald

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74144

ID on this website: 101311289

Location: St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA17

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Ravenstonedale

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Ravenstonedale St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Church building Neoclassical architecture

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26/127 Church of St Oswald


Parish church. Tower rebuilt 1738, rest of church 1744; some dressed stone from
earlier church re-used. Snecked rubble with rusticated quoins. Graduated slate
roofs. 3-stage west tower, wide aiseless nave, and chancel. Single tall storey
with west gallery. C19 plank door in segment-headed architrave, with segmental
pediment, to west face of tower; chamfered surround to single-light 1st floor
window; re-used C16 elliptical-headed 3-light openings under hoodmould to 2nd
stage. Projecting embattled parapet. 8-bay nave with gabled porch in west bay
of each elevation: Columnar responds to pointed entrance arches; stone side
benches, segment-headed inner doors. 8 windows (that over porch smaller), all
in semicircular-headed surrounds with projecting keystones. 2 windows at east
end. Cavetto eaves course to nave and chancel; stone copings with kneelers and
ball finials to gables. Interior: Back of pew 97 in gallery incorporates
re-used panels, carved with texts, dated 1633. Square painted panel (set
diagonally), formerly a clock face, fastened to wall in lower ground floor,
dated 1719 with inscription on brass plate: This clock was/given to this
Church/by John Fothergill/of Brownber In the/Year 1719 Price Ten pounds.
Painted text board to either side of chancel arch, northern dated 1747 but both
may be earlier. George II coat-of-arms painted on panel opposite pulpit.
Panelled partition across west end with gallery above carried on brackets; C17
closed-string stair, with turned balusters from tower. Inward-facing tiers of
pews to main body of nave. Decoratively-panelled 3-decker pulpit, with tester,
to north side. Chamfered semicircular chancel arch probably incorporates
medieval responds. C18 communion rail, elliptical in plan, with turned
balusters; C17 panelled door re-used for vestry on north side in chancel. Ionic
modillions to ceiling cornice in nave. Stone font at west end of nave has an
C18 octagonal bowl on an earlier chamfered stem. Commemorative C19 east window
"To the glory of God, and in memory of Mrs Gaunt, daughter of Anthony
Fothergill, Brownber . She was the last female martyr burnt at Tyburn for the
cause of the Protestant religion Oct.4, 1685".

Listing NGR: NY7223004265

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