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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: 1137112



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

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Distington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Aug-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 76116

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NY 02 SW DISTINGTON CHURCH ROAD (South side) Distington 2/20 Church of the Holy Spirit G.V. II

Parish Church, 1886 by Hay & Henderson replacing medieval church. Snecked rubble with quoins on chamfered plinth; stepped buttressing. Steeply pitched graduated slate roofs with stone copings, kneelers, and apex crosses; decorative ridge tiles. Corniced stone octagonal chimney to north side of chancel. 4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel with low tower offset to south. 3 lancets to west end with cinquefoil above. South porch, with moulded, pointed arch, in 2nd bay from west. Paired lancet aisle windows; plate traceried nave clerestory windows each 3 quatrefoils under pointed containing arch. Lancets to north side of chancel, 3-stage tower (incorporating vestry) to south; east window 5 stepped lancets with nook shafts. Interior: Pointed nave arcade carried on polished granite piers with foliate capitals (carved 1897). Roof trusses spring from corbels; decorative tie-beams. Moulded chancel arch on corbels. 3-seater sedilia with piscina and aumbry in chancel. Ornate altar carved with interlaced arcading and angels in niches. Polygonal pulpit carved with scenes from Bible. Bowl-shaped marble font on pillar at west end; octagonal stone font from earlier church dated 1662. Stained glass by Powell & Co.

Listing NGR: NY0042723600

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National Grid Reference: NY 00427 23600


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