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Statutory Address:

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South Lakeland (District Authority)
Lower Allithwaite
National Grid Reference:
SD 38558 76774


LOWER ALLITHWAITE CHURCH ROAD SD 37 NE (West side) Allithwaite 5/65 Church of St Mary 25.3.70 G.V. II Church. 1865. By E.G. Paley. Rock-faced limestone with sandstone ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Nave, gabled south aisle, chancel and north vestry and organ loft. Sill courses, coped gables and diagonal buttresses. South aisle of 5 bays has 2 weathered buttresses and 2-light single-chamfered- mullioned plate tracery windows with hoodmoulds and decorative stops. Gabled porch has arch with corbelled shafts and gable cross; return quatrefoils. West and east ends have similar windows. Nave has west end breaking forward with diagonal buttresses; 2 lancets with sexfoil above are flanked by large buttresses supporting bell turret on segmental pointed arch, with weathered sides and top octagonal turret with quatrefoil openings, short spire with lucarnes and cross. North side has no sill course and no hoodmoulds to windows. 2-bay chancel has 3-light double-chamfered plate tracery east window and gable cross, cross also to nave gable. South side has 2-light windows as aisle; north side has similar 2-light window, no sill course. Vestry and organ loft of 2 gabled bays has west and east entrances and single-chamfered-mullioned straight-headed windows. Interior: 5-bay arcade has round piers and continuous hoodmould with head stops. Roof has arch braced collars and king posts. Plain square font on squat octagonal shaft with large capital. Chancel arch on paired short corbelled shafts. Chancel roof has paired arch braces to rafters. Pulpit boldly carved, with corbelled triangular arches. Late Cl9 stalls, reredos and altar rail probably by Paley and Austin, tracery panels and turned balusters; similar organ case. Sedilia and cupboard recess with tracery heads. Aisle has altar with rail similar to that in chancel.

Listing NGR: SD3855876774


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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: 13 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02695/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CJ Wright. Source Historic England Archive
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