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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wasdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4245 / 54°25'28"N

Longitude: -3.3505 / 3°21'1"W

OS Eastings: 312478

OS Northings: 504071

OS Grid: NY124040

Mapcode National: GBR 5K18.FQ

Mapcode Global: WH712.H1RX

Plus Code: 9C6RCJFX+RR

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 21 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76280

Location: Wasdale, Copeland, Cumbria, CA20

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Wasdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Nether Wasdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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14/82 Church of St Michael
& All Angels

G.V. II*

Parish Church, originally Chapel of St Bees (dedication uncertain). Said to
date from C15; north aisle added 1830. Later additions and alterations.
Pebble-dashed rubble. Graduated slate roof with outshut to north aisle; stone
copings with bellcote to west end and apex cross to east. Single cell with
north aisle. Single storey. Plank door with window to left and 2 to right, all
2-light. Interior: North arcade of elliptical arches carried between
monolithic stone columns with stop chamfers and octagonal caps. Similar plaster
transverse arches to main body of church springing from corbels bearing winged
heads. Decorative plaster bosses to each bay, some foliate, others with open
bible, star of David and (over altar) dove in sunburst. Royal coat-of-arms of
George III, in plaster on west wall, suggests early C19 date for plasterwork.
Richly carved panelling behind altar is C17, brought from York Minster after
1829 fire there; pulpit to left has similar carving. C19 texts on wall to
either side of east window; remains of C18 texts on south wall.

Listing NGR: NY1247804071

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