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Church of St Oswald

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kirkoswald, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7611 / 54°45'39"N

Longitude: -2.6928 / 2°41'34"W

OS Eastings: 355514

OS Northings: 540902

OS Grid: NY555409

Mapcode National: GBR 9FMD.T2

Mapcode Global: WH80S.LLXF

Plus Code: 9C6VQ864+CV

Entry Name: Church of St Oswald

Listing Date: 27 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327058

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73487

ID on this website: 101327058

Location: St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Kirkoswald

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkoswald St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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7/61 Church of St Oswald
G.V. II*

Church. Early C12 with late C12 additions, mid C13 and early C16 additions;
renovations of 1847 and 1878. Large blocks of red sandstone rubble, green and
Welsh slate roofs with coped gables and cross finials; ashlar vestry chimney
stack. Nave and chancel with north and south gabled aisles;/detached bell tower
is listed separately North timber-framed gabled porch of c1523, has C19 stone
infill, incorporating above entrance a reused early C17 stone inscribed ROBERT
LOWTHION; porch seat is part of a C16 pew with carved poppy head end boards.
Flanking pointed lancet windows, with 2-light mullioned Tudor window to left.
North wall has 8 medieval grave slabs leaning and fixed to it. Nave has C19
west window with well down steps below with C20 inscription. Blocked south
entrance with hollow chamfer and roll mouldings is probably C13; flanking Tudor
mullioned windows, that to right of 3 lights is a C19 enlargement. Chancel has
tall 3-light mullioned Tudor windows. Interior has 3 bay arcades of round
arches with pointed west end arches on carved corbels. C13 chancel arch is on
base of C12 arch; flanking niches for statues. Tudor 2-light clerestory
windows. Panelled oak roof of 1847. Medieval bowl font and medieval cross
fragment built into west window of north aisle. C20 side chapels in both
aisles. Chancel has heraldic stained glass to various local families of 1846.
Marble wall plaques to members of the Fetherstonhaugh family and fragment of
plaque of 1609 to Thomas Brougham. Open timber roof is also C19. Alterations
of c1523 were carried out at the expense of Thomas Lord Dacre when the nearby
College of Vicars was formed by him.

Listing NGR: NY5551440902

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