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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Burtholme, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9662 / 54°57'58"N

Longitude: -2.6952 / 2°41'42"W

OS Eastings: 355589

OS Northings: 563727

OS Grid: NY555637

Mapcode National: GBR 9CM0.9K

Mapcode Global: WH7ZT.KFSP

Plus Code: 9C6VX883+FW

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Last Amended: 15 June 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78137

ID on this website: 101335636

Location: St Mary Magdelene's Church, Lanercost, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA8

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Burtholme

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Lanercostwith Kirkcambeck St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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31/50 Church of St Mary
(previously listed as
Lanercost Priory - The Nave)

1.4.57 I

Parish church, formerly nave of Lanercost Priory. Early C13 with C18 alterations.
Calciferous and red sandstone from the nearby Roman Wall, graduated green slate
roof. 8-bay nave and north aisle. Chamfered plinth, string courses, buttresses
and dentilled moulded cornice. West entrance has pointed arch of 4 engaged columns
and mouldings; arcade of engaged columns above with trefoil heads; large 3-light
west window of pointed arches and engaged slender columns; flanking stepped
buttresses; niche above with C13 carved stone figure of St Mary and flanking coats
of arms of Sir Thomas Dacre. North aisle and clerestory lancet windows with hood
moulds. South wall has blocked doorways to cloisters. East window was built in
1740 to separate ruined choir from the restored nave. Interior: north aisle
arcade of pointed arches on octagonal columns. Clerestory arcades on clustered
circular columns with pointed arches and dogtooth decoration. Barrel vaulted
wooden ceiling was built in 1740 and repaired 1848-9. East window contains
fragments of heraldic stained glass of 1559 for Sir Thomas Dacre from the nearby
Dacre Hall. 2 Burne-Jones design stained glass windows in north aisle. Bronze
plaque by Sir E. Boehm and Burne-Jones to Charles Howard, 1879. Serpentine and
bronze plaques to members of the Howard family. Brass inscription from tomb of
Sir Thomas Dacre. Blocked north entrance has remains of priory cross of 1214
(remains in grounds listed separately). Wooden bread cupboard with carved date
1707. C20 wooden steps to scriptorium. After the Dissolution the building was
left in ruins until in 1739-40 the nave was reroofed as the parish church. See
John R. H. Moorman, Lanercost Priory, 1983. Adjoining remains of the priory are
listed separately.

Listing NGR: NY5558763726

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