ST CONSTANTINE'S CELLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1087654
Date first listed:
01-Apr-1957
Statutory Address:
ST CONSTANTINE'S CELLS

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST CONSTANTINE'S CELLS

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Carlisle (District Authority)
Parish:
Wetheral
National Grid Reference:
NY 46680 53538

Details

WETHERAL RIVER EDEN, SOUTH OF NY 45 SE WETHERAL (West Bank)

9/197 St Constantine's Cells 1.4.57 I

Cave dwellings. Early medieval, known to have been in use in the C14, probably for the Priory of Wetheral, but popularly considered to have been used by St Constantine when a hermit. 3 chambers cut high in the cliff face above the River Eden. Masonry front wall with 3 small windows and fireplace. Access would have originally been by ladder, but now has a stone cut path. Used by the Priory of Wetheral as a place of refuge during border raids and hence the name Safe Guards, (25 metres south of the caves is a Roman inscription, referring to the 20 legion Valeria Victrix, which was mentioned in the former listing).

Listing NGR: NY4668153538

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
77778
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/15946/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Rod C. Saunders. Source Historic England Archive
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