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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Boltons, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.756 / 54°45'21"N

Longitude: -3.1986 / 3°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 322959

OS Northings: 540772

OS Grid: NY229407

Mapcode National: GBR 6F3F.9X

Mapcode Global: WH6ZD.VQ1C

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72332

Location: Boltons, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Boltons

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Binsey Team

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 24 SW BOLTONS Boltongate

6/23 Church of All Saints


Parish Church. Mostly late C14 incorporating part of the plinth of the earlier
church. Squared and coursed limestone with nave parapet, all on chamfered
plinth. Steeply-pitched red sandstone slate nave roof and graduated greenslate
chancel roof with coped gable and cross finial. 2-bay nave with north and south
porches, transept chapels and west twin bellcote, moved to its present position
in 1812; 3-bay chancel with north lean-to vestry. Pointed-arched lean-to stone
porches. 3-light panel-tracery windows, that in west wall under 3-light cusped
fLat-headed windows; similar 2-light windows in transepts, all under hoodmoulds
with carved-head label stops. Flattened hexagonal north-east stair turret under
stone slate spire gives access to parapet walk which goes completely around
nave, the bellcote set back to allow for the walkway. Chancel has south
priest's doorway in pointed arch and 2-light cusped and panel-tracery windows,
all under hoodmoulds with carved label stops. Similar east window. 2-light
south window and vestry window with flat heads, the vestry window with cusps,
both with hoods. Interior of nave has pointed stone barrel-vaulted roof with
half-vaulted transepts. Projecting corbel stones were perhaps to support the
centering over which the vault was built. West wall has upper corbelling to
support parapet walk. Door beside chancel arch gives access to spiral stone
staircase up to parapet walk and also gave access to rood screen; one of the
supporting corbel stones for this is above the doorway. Piscinae in both
transepts, that in south transept with ogee arch and also aumbry recesses.
Receut C14 font of which only the carving under the bowl is original. Chancel
has C19 open timber roof on C14 corbels. Late C18 and early C19 wall plaques.
Piscina in south wall. Pointed-arched doorway to vestry. Late C19 furnishings
and fittings. Stained glass dated 1864 and 1884 by R.B. Edmundson. C19 creed
and pater boards on west wall.

Listing NGR: NY2295640772

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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