Dendron St Matthew

Form 1A

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Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

Dendron St Matthew
Carlisle Diocese Code: 7031
National Church Code: 607174
LB Unique ID: 75782
St. Matthew's is the most rural parish of the Benefice; located in the tiny farming hamlet of Dendron between Gleaston and Leece just off Ulverston Road.
Carlisle
Dendron St Matthew
Dendron
Aldingham, Dendron, Rampside and Urswick
Furness
An unusual construction simply built in the mid- 17th century initially with a small school attached. Once a ‘chapel of ease’ for Aldingham parish it gained parish status late in the 19th century. Wonderful acoustics and stunning views. Hist
1642, rebuilt 1795, tower added 1883
Yes
Grade II
No
No
No
No
-Views
No
None
No
No
No
No
None
Craig & Green Architects
03/09/2010
There was originally a chapel of ease on the site which dated from 1642; we know this as a brass plate confirms its building, by a Londoner who was born here. In 1774 the chapel was consecrated but in 1795-6 it was rebuilt with an attached school. In 1833 the tower and vestry were added and the church enlarged by removing the dividing wall between the school and chapel; the cost of this work was £119-19-2d. The building we see today is simple in form but it is no worse for that as the elegance of the Georgian windows confirms. The interior is, again, a simple space with a level ceiling; the ceiling is a surprise as one comes to expect lofty spaces with exposed timber trusses. Perhaps the ceiling contributes to the excellent acoustics.
Simple Georgian church
Adjacent school hall
-A fine space
Access issues
Access will always be a problem-
Unknown
Unknown
09/11/2015