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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: 1210813



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Skelton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 73963

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10/228 Church of St James


Church. 1714 incorporating part of the medieval church, with extensive restoration in 1867-8 by Anthony Salvin for the Fletcher-Vane family of Hutton Hall. Mixed pink and grey sandstone rubble walls with flush quoins and eaves cornice, on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finial. 3-bay nave with twin open bellcote; 2-bay chancel with north vestry. Nave has west and south doors in Tudor arches under hoodmoulds. 2- and 3-light Tudor style windows. Built into the north wall is a fragment of a C9 interlace cross-shaft. Chancel has 2-light windows and 3-light east window, the south wall showing the possible remains of a medieval round-headed window. Interior of nave has C19 open timber roof. Rear gallery has C18 turned balusters, creed and pater boards; and underneath it a medieval graveslab. Chancel has Royal Arms of George III dated 1780. Various elaborate C18 and C19 white marble wall plaques to members of the Fletcher-Vane family. Late C17 altar rail has turned balusters. Description in Penith Observer, 17th March 1968, p6.

Listing NGR: NY4594836446

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Penith Observer' in 17 March, (1968), 6

National Grid Reference: NY 45948 36446


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