Caldbeck St Kentigern/St Mungo

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Caldbeck St Kentigern/St Mungo
Carlisle Diocese Code: 2150
National Church Code: 607077
LB Unique ID: 72354
Latitude: 54.749450
Longitude: -3.049497
In the centre of Caldbeck Village, between the Post Office and the shops at Priests Mill.
Carlisle
Caldbeck St Kentigern/St Mungo
Caldbeck
Caldbeck, Castle Sowerby and Sebergham
Carlisle

Although best known for the grave in its churchyard of the huntsman John Peele, Caldbeck may well have had a place of Christian worship on this site since St Kentigern (also affectionately known as St Mungo) evangelised the area around 553 AD. However, t

C12
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Grade I
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Lake District National Park
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Johnston & Wright
16/09/2010

The present church, built on the site of an earlier C6th church, dates from 1112 with alterations in C13th, 1512 and 1727 and with restorations in 1880 by C J Ferguson and in 1932 by J F Martindale. The north and south aisle arcades, assumed to be C13th are carried on shafts of completely different character. The shafts carrying the south aisle arcade appear to be consistent with the style of the arcade while those carrying the North arcade do not fit the arcade they are carrying and appear to have been re-used, either from an earlier phase of building or imported from an earlier structure elsewhere. There is ample evidence of the Norman origins with elements of shafts and arcading exposed in the south wall of the chancel, chevron patterned voussoirs re-used in the tower and a beak head motif Norman arch re-used in the later porch but without a protective hood moulding. The Mediaeval tower base was heightened in 1727 with bow topped louvred openings and castellated parapet. The Nave roof has been raised and the clerestory windows date from the 1932 restorations. The walls of the church are of grey/buff carboniferous limestone juxtaposed with red sandstone. The pattern of use of stone is not consistent and differs according to the period of building.

No toilets

No toilets

Plenty of space for adaptation-

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29/11/2015