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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: 1145531



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dacre

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: I

Date first listed: 27-Dec-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73747

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16/25 Church of St Andrew



Parish Church. C12 with C13 additions,and restorations of 1810 and 1875. Red sandstone rubble walls with string course, the aisles of longer blocks of pink sandstone with buttresses and C19 red sandstone battlemented parapets. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finial. 3-storey square west tower; 3-bay nave with aisles; 3-bay chancel with north vestry. Tower has inscription over entrance STEEPLE REBUILT 1810 (with names of churchwardens). Over the west door is the reused head of a C13 2-light small window. 2-light bell openings under battlemented parapet with angle spouts. Nave has 2-light clerestory windows. South aisle has C13 doorway at left, the engaged columns removed and stonework above showing porch recess. C19 restored segmental- headed 2-light windows. North aisle has blocked C13 doorway and C19 restored 2-light windows. Chancel retains all of its C12 narrow round-headed windows and priest's doorway; one C13 inserted window. C19 3-light east window. C19 vestry has reused medieval stonework in tracery of its 2-light window. Interior has plain C12 round-headed tower arch. 4-bay aisles have pointed arches on octagonal and round piers. C17 open timber roof. Aisles have various C19 brass and white marble wall plaques. Door lock on C19 south door is inscribed and dated AP 1671 (given by Anne, Countess of Pembroke). C19 chancel arch. On a window sill is a fragment of a zigzag arch stone, probably from the original chancel arch. Chancel has C12 piscina. C18 and C19 wall plaques to members of the Hasell family of Dalemain; one to Edward Hasell by Chantrey 1830, a mourning female figure beside an urn. Red sandstone effigy of a knight, thought to be one of the Lords Dacre of nearby Dacre Castle. Step to vestry is reused medieval graveslab. Fragments of C9 and C10 carved cross shafts, are thought to have come from the nearby monastery mentioned by Bede and excavated 1982-85. C19 and C20 stained glass, some by Clayton and Bell. Late C17 altar rail on twisted balusters. See Phillipa J.F. Smith, A Short History of Dacre Parish Church, undated.

Listing NGR: NY4600226638

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Smith, J F , A Short History of Dacre Parish Church

National Grid Reference: NY 46007 26643


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