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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: 1235084



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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Crosscanonby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 03-Mar-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 411241

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11/47 Church of St John

3.3.67 I

Parish church. C12 with C13 and C14 alterations, restoration 1880. Red sandstone blocks, probably from a Roman building, under graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials. 3-bay nave with south porch, north vestry and west open bellcote. Lower single-bay chancel with south chapel, common to south aisle. Nave has 2-light C19 windows in north wall. Porch has pointed arch under ogee-headed niche. South aisles and side chapel have small chamfered-surround windows. Stone set into wall inscribed I.F.B.P. West wall has built-in medieval graveslab fragment. Chancel has one original tall narrow window in south wall and 3-light C19 east window. North side of nave roof has 2 C20 dormer windows with leaded panes. Rainwater heads on chancel dated 1880. Interior has C13 elliptical arcade arch with the remains of a blocked C12 south window above. C13 square font with stiff-leaf ornament on columned shaft. Open queenpost roof. C12 narrow segmental chancel arch. Chancel has piscina and aumbry. Royal Arms dated 1733 with 4 text boards of similar date. Over the chancel arch is a framed early C18 painting of the Last Supper, probably by Matthias Read, who also designed a wall plaque in chancel to Joseph & William Senhouse. Stained-glass east window by John Scott of Carlisle, 1849. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xiii, pp.255-260.

Listing NGR: NY0691939004

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, (), 255-260

National Grid Reference: NY 06918 39003


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