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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: 1326830



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

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Barton

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 74507

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BARTON BARTON NY 42 NE 3/106 Church of St Michael 6.2.68


Church. Nave and central tower, C12; south aisle and arcade, mid C13; north aisle, arcade and south chapel, c1300; chancel, tower arches and chapel arch, early C14. West and north windows, and south-east chapel window, early C16; south porch, stabling to north of tower, part of chancel south wall and roof, C17; vestry and some restored tracery to south windows, c1904. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Coped gables and catslide roofs to aisles and chapel. Most windows of paired round-headed lights, 3-light window to south aisle, and 3-light east and west windows. Squat tower has paired bell openings and plain parapet. South porch has elliptical arch with key and panel bearing Lowther arms to gable; inner entrance is round-headed, of 3 orders. Some memorials attached to walls. Interior: Nave has waggon boarded roof, 3-bay arcades on octagonal piers to south, quatrefoil piers to north. West window has stained glass probably by Kempe, dated 1912. C13 or C14 font, octagonal bowl splayed out from base, moulded angles. C19 timber pulpit and reading desk. Tower has round arches to east and west, cut through by later segmental arches; royal arms, 1730. Barrel vault to tower, and lancet to south. Chancel has waggon roof, arch to chapel has armorial bearings to responds. Altar rail and east panelling, late C17, some late C17 panelling to C19 parclose screen. C19 stalls. Various wall and floor memorials, medieval to C17. Chapel has 2 piscinas and decorative wall slab. See RCHM Inventory: Westmorland for fuller description.

Listing NGR: NY4875126365

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Inventory Of Westmorland' in Inventory Of Westmorland, (1936)

National Grid Reference: NY 48754 26368


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