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Description: Church of St Christopher
Date Listed: 5 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239592
OS Grid Reference: NY9047974967
OS Grid Coordinates: 390479, 574967
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0691, -2.1506
NY 97 SW CHOLLERTON GUNNERTON
14/57 Church of St.Christopher
Church. 1899. By Rev. Hawes. Rock-faced, snecked stone with Welsh slate roof.
Arts and Crafts style. Nave, chancel, south porch and north chapel.
West end has large round window with rock-faced surround.
4-bay nave has south porch with round-headed doorway under canted catslide roof.
The door has wood panels of leaf carving and text in lettering of the period.
Overhanging eaves with curved wood struts on stone corbels. Some medieval
fragments built into wall. Nave south wall has 3 wide short round-arched windows
with radiating glazing bars and rock-faced voussoirs. North wall blank.
Chancel has 4-light window in ashlar surround with segmental heads to lights.
Also an elliptical-arched priest's door.
East end blank except for 2 slit windows. Nave roof gabled. Higher chancel
roof is half-hipped at east end and gabled at west end which projects as a bell
turret on curved struts.
Interior has canted wood boarded ceilings. Stone pointed arch to north chapel;
also exposed stone jambs and rere arches of east end slit windows. Old octagonal
font on C20 base. Low west gallery has panels of naturalistic carving.
Hawes was curate of Gunnerton, later became Roman Catholic and emigrated to
Australia where he built several churches. He then became a hermit in the
The Hermit of Cat Island by Anson.
Listing NGR: NY9047974967
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Source: English Heritage
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