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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1086801



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Urswick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 75884

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SD 27 SE, 19/110

URSWICK, GREAT URSWICK, Church of St Mary and St Michael



Church. West tower C13, upper stage Perpendicular; chancel C13, lengthened C14; nave C14; vestry C14. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Tower has pointed west entrance with 3-light, Perpendicular window above and C15 Pieta in niche; 3-light straight-headed louvred bell-openings; coped embattled parapet. 4-bay nave has gabled south porch with round-arched entrance, the inner door has relief panels dated 1909; quatrefoil above porch; 2-light Decorated windows with hood mould and stops and 2-light single- chamfered-mullioned window. North elevation has 2-light straight-headed windows with pointed lights. Chancel has coped gable and cross, 3-light east window has transom and flowing tracery; to south a lancet and 2-light window with flowing tracery flank pointed entrance; to north a 2-light Perpendicular window and vestry gabled to each and west with 2-light windows. South elevation has attached headstones of C18 and early C19.

INTERIOR: Roof 1598 (dated tie beam with initials) king posts with arch braces and struts, butt purlins to north. West gallery 1828 on Tuscan columns paired in depth. C19 font and medieval font with rich cover dated 1921. Tower entrance has door made from decorative fragments. C18 3-decker pulpit and reconstructed pew to south side. Unchamfered chancel arch has niches to jambs and rood beam with angel supporters to cross and 2 saints, by A. Millar of Guild of Handicrafts, 1910. Also by Guild the richly decorated organ case, east panelling and reredos with C18 Last Supper, stalls, vestry door, south door, pulpit tester and credence table, etc. Chancel also has pillar piscina, squint and C18 brass floor plates and C13 grave slab. Nave has C19 and C20 stained glass; chancel has C19 and medieval armorial stained glass and fragments.

Listing NGR: SD2683874189

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National Grid Reference: SD 26844 74191


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