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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: 1384171



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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sedbergh


Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1984

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Oct-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484603

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SD6591 LOFTUS HILL, Sedbergh Town 162-1/20/406 (West side) 14/06/84 Chapel at Sedbergh School (Formerly Listed as: BUSK LANE Chapel at Sedbergh School)


School chapel. 1897, by Paley and Austin. Snecked yellow sandstone with some sandstone ashlar, stone slate roofs. Perpendicular style. Nave and chancel in one vessel, with low north and south aisles, full-height north and south transepts (that on the north side coupled with a porch), and a fleche at the crossing; addition to west end of nave. EXTERIOR: the 7-bay nave has 6 square-headed 2-light windows with cusped lights and low brattished transoms, a weathered string course stepped over the windows, and an ashlar parapet stepped up at the ends; and a 5-light west window above a single-storey flat-roofed extension. The low aisles have small widely-spaced 2-light windows with ogee-headed lights, and at the west end of the north aisle is a prominent gabled porch with diagonal buttresses and a parapet with swept ridged coping, which has a round-headed doorway with moulded surround, and a statue in a niche with brattished top surmounted by a cross breaking through the parapet. The transepts each have a tall 3-light transomed window with Perpendicular tracery in the head (that in the north transept with blocked lower lights); in the west angle of the north transept is a 2-storey aisle which has a doorway like the other and a cross-window above, and in the east angle of the south transept (and continuous with it) is a low gabled vestry which has an arched doorway to the left and a 2-light window to the right. (This transept has a ridge chimney.) The chancel, with weathered buttresses, has a 3-light window in the north side and a large 5-light east window with Perpendicular tracery in the head. Large octagonal fleche with open arcading and ogival cap to the turret. INTERIOR: low aisle arcades of segmental arches with cavetto moulding dying into the piers; tall 2-bay arcade to north transept in similar style; open timber roof with arch bracing; chancel with sedilia and piscina, carved reredos; stained glass by Kempe. Forms group with associated boundary wall and railings (qv).

Listing NGR: SD6579791772

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National Grid Reference: SD 65796 91770


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