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Church of St Anthony, Cartmel Fell

Description: Church of St Anthony

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 421164

OS Grid Reference: SD4165288063
OS Grid Coordinates: 341652, 488063
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2849, -2.8977

Location: Cartmel Fell, Cumbria LA11 6NH

Locality: Cartmel Fell
Local Authority: South Lakeland District Council
County: Cumbria
Country: England
Postcode: LA11 6NH

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Listing Text

SD 48 NW
Church of St Anthony
25.3.70 (formerly listed as
chapel of St Anthony)


Church. c.1504, porch late C16, vestry probably C18. Roughcast stone with
ashlar dressings and slate roof. Single-vessel nave and chancel with small
projections under catslide roofs to east end, west tower with north-west vestry
under lean-to roof, south gabled porch. 3-bay nave has stone bench to south
facade. Straight-headed windows of 3 arched lights with hollow-chamfered
mullions, label moulds and leaded glazing. Single chamfered-mullioned window of
2 arched lights inserted over priest's door in 1698. Porch has Tudor-arched
hollow-chamfered opening and inner door with strap hinges. Chancel has 5-light
east window with 2 small square windows, one above the other, to right; south
3-light window replaced in 1911, originally wooden mullioned frame; north
projection has east and west entrances. Vestry has stack and west window.
Saddleback tower has blocked west entrance with inserted window, small slot to
each face, and plain stone-louvred bell openings. Interior: tie beam and strut
trusses. Arch to baptistry under tower, plain round font of 1712, old benches
and chest. Nave has organ in north-west corner. Cowmire pew to north-east
probably constructed from former reredos and chancel screen in 1571 and heavily
restored in 1911; low panelling, one-light divisions with tracery heads and
coved cornice with Tudor flowers and cresting, missing to east side; door has
swan-neck hinges; panelling to north has some paint remaining, including halo;
small traceried canopy above is ex situ; table and incised game to bench relate
to pew's use as school. Smaller pew to east has bolection-moulded panels,
foliage panels and lettering: "WH 1696", door has H-hinges. Burblethwaite pew
to south-east originally C17 but largely reconstructed in 1810, turned posts,
pierced frieze and cornice with canopy; to east a tile panel of St Anthony.
3-decker pulpit to west of Burblethwaite pew dated 1698, fielded panelling,
canted pulpit with tester, royal arms of 1781 opposite. Chancel has 3-sided C18
communion rail with front projection and column balusters; flanking painted
Lord's Prayer and creed boards, and Commandment board to north with ogee head
and cherubs and dove, 1793. Small recess to south of altar. East window has
substantial remains of stained glass, thought originally to be from Cartmel
Priory, but likely to be made for church, crucifixion, 7 sacraments and SS
Anthony and Leonard. Window rearranged in 1911, some fragments, including
crucifixion and Christ appearing after resurrection, placed in north-east nave

Listing NGR: SD4165088063

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Source: English Heritage

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