Dean St Oswald

Form 1A

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Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

Dean St Oswald
Carlisle Diocese Code: 5240
National Church Code: 607323
LB Unique ID: 72624
Postcode: CA14 4TH
Grid Ref: NY 071 254
Five miles south west of Cockermouth (a mile to the west off the A5086) in the heart of the village of Dean.
Carlisle
Dean St Oswald
Dean
Brigham, Clifton, Dean and Mosser
Derwent

The Parish of Dean covers some 12 square miles of the attractive countryside between the western lakes and the Solway Firth. It comprises the small villages of Dean, Deanscales, Branthwaite, Ullock, Pardshaw and Pardshaw Hall. ST OSWALD'S CHURCH dates back to the 12th century. 

C12 with C13 and C15 extensions and C17 alterations
Yes
Grade I
Yes
Unknown
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No
No
No
None
Yes
Yes
No
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Unknown
Base & stump of ancient preaching cross, war memorial, several old Yew Trees, plus a Millenium Oak
Chloe Granger, Architect, The Factory, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal
19/08/2015

One of those rare churches where you feel closer to eternity and divine re-assurance. Its significance lies it its alterations and accumulation of features over a long period of time. The list includes Norman font and walls, 13th century windows, 15th century chancel and 17th century extension of chancel to meet an earlier building now gone and a modern replacement of timber furniture by Thompson (‘The Mouse-man’). Medieval grave slabs and tomb recesses are built into the general fabric, and the whole is deliciously garnished with three medieval gargoyles, now a rarity in Cumbria. In spite of the eclectic origins of all its many parts, the church, like many such English historic churches, still achieves a very attractive unity of appearance.

WC in nearby Church Hall. Hall leased out to community group with church access

Michael Bonner
Churchwarden
24/05/2018