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SD6592SE MAIN STREET, Sedbergh Town 162-1/26/421 (South side) 16/03/54 Church of St Andrew


Parish church. Mostly c1500, but incorporating fabric of various earlier periods; with major restoration 1886-7. Mixed random rubble with sandstone quoins and dressings, green slate roof. PLAN: nave, chancel, continuous north and south aisles which include south chapel and north vestry; west tower. EXTERIOR: the square 3-stage tower has west buttresses to half height, with 4 offsets, belfry stage slightly corbelled out and embattled parapet with corner pinnacles; a restored 2-centred arched 3-light west window with cusped lights, a transom and a hoodmould; the hoodmould of a former window at a high level of the 2nd stage (and a very small opening below this); and a square-headed belfry window of 3 round-headed lights with hollow spandrels, with stone louvres and a hoodmould. The 5-bay nave has clerestory windows of 3 round-headed lights with hollow spandrels and cavetto hoodmoulds. The long, low aisles have buttresses, cavetto dripbands, embattled parapets and square-headed 4-light windows with round-headed lights, hollow spandrels and cavetto hoodmoulds with figured stops; the south aisle has a gabled porch to the 2nd bay, with a wide 2-centred moulded arch, a hoodmould, a small round-headed niche above this, and coped parapet with ball finial; a large stone sundial over a square-headed priest door to the chapel, and east of this a window of 3 trefoil lights. The north aisle has a corresponding but smaller gabled porch with a round-headed archway moulded in 2 orders, a cavetto hoodmould, a small round-headed niche with a statue, gable coping with a large carved stone finial; and a simple round-headed inner doorway (said to be Norman). At the north-east corner of this aisle is an unusual diagonal buttress with an elaborate ogival niche. The east end has a wide segmental-headed chancel window of 3 round-headed lancet lights, flanked by a 4-light window to the chapel and a 3-light window to the vestry. INTERIOR: differing north and south aisle arcades, 6 bays to the south and 8 to the north, both with mostly cylindrical piers (those of the north restored) and round arches with small chamfer, but the piers of the south arcade are much shorter, its west respond is tripartite with a keeled middle member, its 5th arch is wider and has double-chamfer, and its 6th arch (to the chapel) is 2-centred; the north arcade has a rectangular pier opposite the north door, its 5th and 6th arches, both wider and lower than the others, are asymmetrical, and the arch on the north side of the chancel is 2-centred; and above the north arcade are 3 blocked windows of a formerly lower clerestory. Two-centred tower arch flanked at the top by remains of former round-headed windows. West window of north aisle breaks into right-hand side of former deeply-splayed round-headed window. Various wall monuments between the arches of the nave arcade. C19 pulpit with restored C18 sounding-board.

Listing NGR: SD6571892077


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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: 18 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12877/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Cross. Source Historic England Archive
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