Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1145247

Date first listed: 27-Dec-1967

Statutory Address: MATTERDALE CHURCH, A5091


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Statutory Address: MATTERDALE CHURCH, A5091

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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden (District Authority)

Parish: Matterdale

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: NY 39441 22440


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In the entry for:- MATTERDALE A5091 (east side)

Matterdale Church 5/154 dedication unknown)

The previous listing date "27-12-67" shall be added


MATTERDALE A5091 (east side) ) NY 32 SE 5/154 Matterdale Church (dedication unknown) -

- II* Church. Date: 1573, on tie beam, tower, 1848. Stone rubble with slobbered mortar and slate roof. Single-vessel nave and chancel and west tower. North elevation of 5 bays; windows have wooden cross-mullions and small-paned glazing with opening lights; roof light. South elevation similar; gabled porch between 1st and 2nd bays has pointed entrance with fanlight. Datestone between 4th and 5th bays, possible from gateway, inscribed: "IW CHURCHWARDEN/1686/CS MASON", inserted in 1848. Tower has diagonal buttresses and saddleback roof with crow-stepped gables; triangular-headed bell openings with slate louvres. East elevation has gable cross and straight-headed window; memorial attached to wall has swan-necked pediment and slate panel recording Margaret Dawson, wife of a local bone setter, (died 1728). Interior massive fish-bone trusses with diagonal struts, that to east end inscribed: "MDXXXX/XXIII LPIALWPI/W" (LP 0 Lancelot Pattinson). Pews probably 1750, but one dated 1686. Font in form of baluster, probably late C17; font to west end is octagonal, brought from Greystoke church, date uncertain. 2-decker pulpit with tester and reading desk, formed from 3-decker pulpit. Sanctuary has 1881 choir pew facing late C17 altar and 3-sided altar rail with turned balusters and moulded top rail. East window has stained glass by Kempe, 1881, Adoration of the Shepherds. A good example of a traditional Lakeland church retaining many features of interest.

Listing NGR: NY3944122440


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Legacy System number: 74556

Legacy System: LBS

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