Description: Church of Saint Michael
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 330991
OS Grid Reference: SE2863265081
OS Grid Coordinates: 428632, 465081
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0809, -1.5638
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SE 26 NE MARKINGTON WITH WESTERNS LANE
WALLERTHWAITE (west side)
5/69 Church of Saint Michael
Church of Saint Michael. 1844 by A H Cates for Mr Wilberforce, in early
Gothic style, with restoration 1968. Gritstone, Westmorland slate roof. 5-
bay nave with bell-cote at west end and south porch, bay 2. Lower-roofed 2-
bay chancel with vestry on north side. Porch has pointed arch with hood-
mould surmounted by statue of Saint Michael in a niche. Board door with
strap hinges. Trefoil-headed lancet windows to nave and chancel. Stepped
diagonal buttresses, ashlar copings with crosses to gable finials.
Interior: fine roof structure : raised crucks on corbels in nave, and a type
of waggon roof with scissor braces to chancel. The 3-light east window was
designed by William Wailes and the west window is a memorial to John Stanley
Tute, the first vicar, who died in 1897. The bellcote and west end of the
nave roof were damaged by gales in 1962 and rebuilt by 1968. The vestry was
destroyed by fire in 1973 when the Sanctuary roof was also damaged. The
church was rededicated in 1974.
Listing NGR: SE2863265081
Source: English Heritage
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