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South Lakeland (District Authority)
Cartmel Fell
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SD 41652 88063


CARTMEL FELL SD 48 NW 8/15 Church of St Anthony 25.3.70 (formerly listed as chapel of St Anthony)


Church. c.1504, porch late C16, vestry probably C18. Roughcast stone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Single-vessel nave and chancel with small projections under catslide roofs to east end, west tower with north-west vestry under lean-to roof, south gabled porch. 3-bay nave has stone bench to south facade. Straight-headed windows of 3 arched lights with hollow-chamfered mullions, label moulds and leaded glazing. Single chamfered-mullioned window of 2 arched lights inserted over priest's door in 1698. Porch has Tudor-arched hollow-chamfered opening and inner door with strap hinges. Chancel has 5-light east window with 2 small square windows, one above the other, to right; south 3-light window replaced in 1911, originally wooden mullioned frame; north projection has east and west entrances. Vestry has stack and west window. Saddleback tower has blocked west entrance with inserted window, small slot to each face, and plain stone-louvred bell openings. Interior: tie beam and strut trusses. Arch to baptistry under tower, plain round font of 1712, old benches and chest. Nave has organ in north-west corner. Cowmire pew to north-east probably constructed from former reredos and chancel screen in 1571 and heavily restored in 1911; low panelling, one-light divisions with tracery heads and coved cornice with Tudor flowers and cresting, missing to east side; door has swan-neck hinges; panelling to north has some paint remaining, including halo; small traceried canopy above is ex situ; table and incised game to bench relate to pew's use as school. Smaller pew to east has bolection-moulded panels, foliage panels and lettering: "WH 1696", door has H-hinges. Burblethwaite pew to south-east originally C17 but largely reconstructed in 1810, turned posts, pierced frieze and cornice with canopy; to east a tile panel of St Anthony. 3-decker pulpit to west of Burblethwaite pew dated 1698, fielded panelling, canted pulpit with tester, royal arms of 1781 opposite. Chancel has 3-sided C18 communion rail with front projection and column balusters; flanking painted Lord's Prayer and creed boards, and Commandment board to north with ogee head and cherubs and dove, 1793. Small recess to south of altar. East window has substantial remains of stained glass, thought originally to be from Cartmel Priory, but likely to be made for church, crucifixion, 7 sacraments and SS Anthony and Leonard. Window rearranged in 1911, some fragments, including crucifixion and Christ appearing after resurrection, placed in north-east nave window.

Listing NGR: SD4165088063


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

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Date: 16 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/15845/15
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