Church of St Mungo, Church Street, Dearham - Allerdale

Church of the late C12, with C13 and C19 extensions, including work by CJ Ferguson. It is famed for the incorporation of much earlier sculpture predating its Norman foundation into the fabric. There are considerable patches of stone erosion caused by repointing in hard cement. The chancel, and its east wall in particular, suffers from damp caused by blocked gutters. It has stonework with large open joints, and is subject to movement.The church received a grant through the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in 2015.

Church of St Mungo, Church Street, Dearham - Allerdale
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MUNGO
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1144506
  • Local Planning Authority: Allerdale
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mungo
  • Street Name: Church Street
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Allerdale
  • Parish: Dearham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Workington
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I