Beaumont St Mary

Form 1A

(Rules 3.2 and 4.6)

Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

 Beaumont St Mary
Carlisle Diocese Code: 2122
National Church Code: 607073
LB Unique ID: 78189
Latitude: 54.924175
Longitude: -3.018135
Situated prominently in the heart of the village on the course of Hadrian's Wall, and on top of a Norman 'Motte and Bailey'.
Carlisle
Beaumont St Mary
Beaumont (with Kirkandrews on Eden and Grinsdale)
Barony of Burgh
Carlisle

Norman 13c. church of nave and chancel, with later Vestry and Porch. Lakeland slate roof, walls irregular dressed red and grey sandstone/carboniferous limestone.

13c (built 1280's)
Yes
Grade II*
No
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Hadrians Wall is a World Heritage Site (Church sits on top of course of wall), the River Eden and surrounds is a SSSI.
No
None
Yes
Yes
No
No
II-South Churchyard Wall Listed II
Johnston & Wright, Castle St, Carlisle
03/09/2015

Although extensively repaired and altered in 1784, 1872 and 1888 and structurally strengthened in 2006, St. Mary’s Beaumont retains many early features giving historical depth to appreciation of the building. The fine C15th kingpost roof is perhaps the most distinctive architectural feature. There is an oak framed porch in Arts & Crafts style which is understood to date from the 1888 restoration. The porch has recently been completely re-built. Walls are of Red sandstone and grey/buff carboniferous limestone and incorporate stones reclaimed from the nearby Roman Wall. C13th capitals and voussoirs of the relocated Norman doorway are of sandstone ranging in colour from buff to red. The site is of particular archaeological interest in that it is built on the site of a turret of the Roman Wall.

Site of Hadrians Wall, then elevated to form Norman Motte and Bailley defensive community fortification, with Church built c.1280 in place of former fort.

Limited by lack of space/toilets etc.

Part of the ancient Barony of Burgh.

Limited to static displays, heritage and school visits, and open year round to walkers and tourists as part of the Hadrian's Trail. Parish Hall (not Church asset) widely used as Community Centre within 1/4 mile from Church. No toilets, catering or foul drainage facilities presently within Church site.

Medium term (5-10 years) possibility of need to replace Parish Hall, leading to potential option to adapt Church to wider community purposes.

Jim Johnson
Churchwarden
03/03/2016