Martindale Old Church (St Martin)

Form 1A

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Martindale Old Church (St Martin)
Carlisle Diocese Code: 3063
National Church Code: 607375
LB Unique ID: 74532
Latitude: 54.5577
Longitude: -2.8761
Carlisle
Martindale Old Church (St Martin)
Martindale
Barton, Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Watermillock
Penrith

Martindale Old Church, dedicated to St Martin of Tours, lies another half mile up the valley. The site has an old yew tree that is about 1,300 years old. Whether that reflects the age of the site as a place of Christian worship is unknown

Late C16 on medieval foundations
Yes
Grade II*
No
No
Yes
Lake District National Park
No
No
None
No
No
No
No
None
Stephen Mansbridge
15/05/2008

The present church is believed to date from the late C16th although there has been a church on this site back to at least 1220. The presence of a very ancient yew tree within the churchyard suggests the possibility of the site having religious significance before the Christian era. The church is of simple plan form comprising a single rectangular space and an entrance porch at the west end. Very thick rubble stone walls with simple rectangular timber framed openings support a C19th roof of exposed timber trusses and exposed rafters. The C19th roof replaces an earlier roof was destroyed in a storm of 1882. There is a single small stone bellcote above the west gable. Furnishings are extremely simple with box seating lining the walls. There is a reading desk of 1634 and an altar table of 1674.

Early medieval site

Unknown
Unknown
01/12/2017