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Allerdale (District Authority)
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NY 17581 47037



4/29 Church of St Mungo

11.4.67 I

Parish church. C12-C14, with restorations of 1861-2, 1893-4 and 1926. Coursed red sandstone rubble, under sandstone slate roof with coped gables and cross finials. 2-bay nave with north aisle, south porch, north vestry, gabled twin west bellcote and medieval east bellcote for angelus bell. 2-bay chancel with side chapels and lean-to north hearse house, unusually attached to the church. Nave has one south trefoil-headed window, all others are C19 and 2-light. Old studded plank door under reused zigzag Norman arch within C19 porch. Chancel has priest's door and C15 2-light window in double-chamfered surround. C19 3-light east window. South chapel has unusual bar-tracery C13 2-light window, but the chapel is thought to have been built in 1395. North chapel has C19 window. Interior of porch has 11 fragments of medieval cross and graveslabs. Interior of nave has 3-bay arcade on round columns with vertical strips. 4 medieval graveslabs attached to west wall. C12 font on hexagonal stem. C19 pews are lettered FREE. Transitional chancel arch on responds with corbels. Piscina in south wall. C19 carved communion rail and altar screen. Aumbreys flank altar. Various C18 and C19 wall plaques; one in recess to Reverend Richard Garth of 1673 with long inscription; and another recess filled with marble sculpture of twin sons of George Dixon, 1838. South St George's Chapel was a chantry chapel, suppressed in 1546, left roofless from 1753 and walled off from chancel, but restored as 1914-18 war memorial. C18 Royal arms. Various C18 and Cl9 wall plaques. North Lady Chapel, now Crookdake Chapel has recessed graveslab to Adam de Crookdake, 1304 under later inscription. C19 wall plaques to members of Ballantine-Dykes family. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xxxvi, pp.204-5 and church guide.

Listing NGR: NY1757747038


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'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 36, (), 204-5


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: 30 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/16017/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Geoffrey Cole. Source Historic England Archive
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