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St Bees School, Music Room in Former Chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Bees, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.494 / 54°29'38"N

Longitude: -3.5931 / 3°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 296910

OS Northings: 512130

OS Grid: NX969121

Mapcode National: GBR 3JBG.WS

Mapcode Global: WH5ZF.S95P

Entry Name: St Bees School, Music Room in Former Chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega

Listing Date: 9 August 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76165

Location: St. Bees, Copeland, Cumbria, CA27

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Parish: St. Bees

Locality: St Bees

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: St Bees

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Listing Text


ST BEES B5345 (West side),
St Bees School, Music room in former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega



Chancel to Priory Church, now music room for St Bees School. Rebuilt late C12;
south aisle added late C13/early C14. Un-roofed at Dissolution; re-roofed and
south arcade walled up when converted for use as lecture room in early C19.
Wooden floor inserted. Sandstone blocks. North side and east end have moulded
plinth, string, decoratively carved cavetto eaves moulding, and pilaster buttresses
between windows. 5-bay north side has tall lancets with waterleaf capitals
(to nook-shafts, now lost). East end has three lancets of equal height with waterleaf
capitals; some en-delit nook-shafts survive. Remains of (stepped??) lancets
in gable. 4-bay south arcade has windows inserted in blocking walls; steps
up to door. Fragmentary remains of south and east walls to aisle. Internally,
removal of rubbish below wooden floor in 1981 uncovered medieval flagged floor
with steps up to altar platform; (C14?) effigy or woman against north wall.
In music room, east wall retains ornate 2-tier late C12 blind arcading between

Listing NGR: NX9690912130

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