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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Beckermet, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4463 / 54°26'46"N

Longitude: -3.5145 / 3°30'52"W

OS Eastings: 301888

OS Northings: 506714

OS Grid: NY018067

Mapcode National: GBR 3KW0.XW

Mapcode Global: WH5ZN.ZHLQ

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 14 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336063

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76371

Location: Beckermet, Copeland, Cumbria, CA21

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Beckermet

Built-Up Area: Beckermet

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Beckermet St John

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

ST JOHN BECKERMET MORASS ROAD
NY 00 NW
(east side)
3/71 Church of St John the
Baptist
GV II
Church. 1878-9. By J Birtley of Kendal. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings
and slate roof with tile cresting. Nave, south-west tower, north aisle, west
narthex and chancel with north vestry and south organ loft. Coped gables.
4-bay nave has 2-light windows to south elevation, octagonal tower to south-west
angle has flat gabled buttresses, straight-headed louvred bell openings and
pyramidal roof. Lean-to narthex has 2 pointed lights over, and window of
3 elliptical-headed lights; Tudor-headed north door; nook shafts. Lean-to aisle
has paired lights with shouldered lintels. Chancel has weathered base and sill
course, 3-light east window, 2 lancets to south; gabled organ loft has 2 lancets
and rose to south, entrance with flat gable to west, east lateral stack and 2
C18 headstones. Lean-to vestry has east entrance with shouldered lintel,
3 lights with shouldered lintel to north. Interior: 4-bay arcade on octagonal
and round piers, spandrels and wall above of brick and stone polychrome with
block letter inscription. Chancel arch has inscription round, and traceried
screen, c.1920. Arch to organ loft with wall plate carried across recess.
Block letter inscription above altar: Ten Commandments, etc. Some Anglo-Danish
cross fragments, etc. Victorian royal arms.

Listing NGR: NY0188806714

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

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