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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hesket, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7922 / 54°47'31"N

Longitude: -2.8163 / 2°48'58"W

OS Eastings: 347606

OS Northings: 544452

OS Grid: NY476444

Mapcode National: GBR 8FS0.2X

Mapcode Global: WH80J.QT22

Plus Code: 9C6VQ5RM+VF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73886

ID on this website: 101326696

Location: St Mary's Church, High Hesket, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Hesket

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hesket-in-the-Forest St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Parish church. Early C18 incorporating parts of the medieval church. Roughcast
over red and calciferous sandstone rubble walls, under graduated greenslate roof
with coped gables and kneelers. Six-bay nave with west twin bellcote, north
aisle and 2-storey west porch; single-bay chancel with north vestry and
barn-like lean-to sheds. Porch has double doors in round-headed quoined
surround under round-headed window. External dog-leg stone steps to upper-floor
north side door. Nave has C18 round-headed leaded casement windows, the stone
surrounds with hinge brackets for shutters. Aisle has similar round-headed
windows. Chancel has blank walls and 3-light east window. Interior has C20
3-bay north aisle. Late medieval open timber roof. Late medieval chancel
arch. White marble wall plaques to Bernard Kirkbride, 1677 and John Brown,
1765. Early C20 stained glass by Shrigley and Hunt, Lancaster. Chancel has
Royal Arms of Queen Victoria, 1856. Brass and white marble wall plaques to
James family of Barrock Park and Elizabeth Colomb, 1828 of Armathwaite Castle.
Early C20 stained glass in east window.

Listing NGR: NY4760644452

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