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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6363 / 54°38'10"N

Longitude: -2.7267 / 2°43'36"W

OS Eastings: 353190

OS Northings: 527045

OS Grid: NY531270

Mapcode National: GBR 9GDT.GS

Mapcode Global: WH81C.2QVK

Plus Code: 9C6VJ7PF+G8

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74222

ID on this website: 101348695

Location: St Cuthbert's Church, Clifton, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Clifton

Built-Up Area: Clifton

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Clifton St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Parish church. C12 with C13 and C14 additions, partly rebuilt in 1846. Red and
calciferous sandstone rubble (and some limestone), the aisle large blocks of
sandstone. Graduated greenslate roofs with coped gables, cross finial and west
open bellcote. 2-bay nave with north aisle and south porch; 2-bay chancel.
Nave walls have been almost completely rebuilt in 1846, but the porch and north
aisle appear to be C14 and original features have been incorporated in its
rebuilding. West wall of nave is partly original with stepped plinth but with
C19 2-light tracery window. South wall has rebuilt C12 doorway within porch.
Rebuilt C17 2-light stone-mullioned south window. Aisle has C14
segmental-arched doorway with hollow-chamfered surround. C17 hollow-chamfered
2-light east window with its original iron grille. Similar single-light west
window. Chancel has been similarly rebuilt in 1846 with blocked north door and
2 C19 lancet windows. 3-light lancet east window, the surrounds partly
original. South priest's doorway in partly-original shouldered surround and
2 reused lancet windows. Interior has open timber roof. Reset C17 stoup.
White marble wall plaque to Reverend Moorhouse 1818. Recut C17 font. Single
pointed arch into north aisle used as Wybergh Chapel with coat-of-arms panel and
inscription of 1738 recording the earlier marriage of the Wyberghs and Engaynes
of Clifton Hall. Recess in wall beside altar. Medieval graveslab reset in
floor. Pulpit is C19 but with C16 and C17 carved panels. Chancel has reset
medieval piscina. C19 choir stalls; onto the back of one of the stalls has been
attached an inscribed panel IBD 1683. Panelled timber ceiling. See RCHM,
Westmorland, 1936, p.69.

Listing NGR: NY5319027045

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