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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindal in Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1728 / 54°10'22"N

Longitude: -3.1513 / 3°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 324940

OS Northings: 475836

OS Grid: SD249758

Mapcode National: GBR 6NF5.JX

Mapcode Global: WH72B.KCLX

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201089

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388615

Location: Lindal and Marton, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Civil Parish: Lindal and Marton

Built-Up Area: Lindal in Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Lindal and Marton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SD2475 THE GREEN, Lindal In Furness
708-1/9/232 (West side)
Church of St Peter


Church. 1885-86. By Ewan Christian (Pevsner) or James Murchie
of Carlisle (archives). Red sandstone with graduated green
slate roof.
4-bay nave with south porch and lean-to chapels; 2-bay chancel
with north vestry and south organ chamber in transepts. Gothic
Revival style; plate tracery; steep gables, all with ashlar
copings and crosses. Nave: rock-faced plinth, buttresses with
offsets between bays. Gabled porch with moulded, pointed arch,
impost string course and hoodmould. Bays 2 & 3 each have 3
lancets, 2 trefoils and quatrefoil beneath pointed hoodmould;
cavetto-moulded eaves band. Chapel to bay 4 lit by 3 separate
lancets. North windows as south.
West end: angled buttresses; pointed doorway and string course
beneath large 3-light window with cinquefoil beneath
hoodmould; gable slit. Over bay 4 a slate-hung and louvred
belfry with pyramidical roof rising as an octagonal spirelet.
Chancel: lower; transepts each have 3-light window of stepped
lancets under hoodmould; bay 2 blind. Buttresses flank 3-light
east window with Geometrical tracery and hoodmould.
INTERIOR: double-chamfered arches into the chapels; nave roof
with 3 bow-string trusses and scissor-braced common rafters.
Twin columns on corbels support keeled chancel arch with
floral carving and hoodmould. Chancel: boarded, barrel-vault
Original fitments: pews, communion rail, octagonal wooden
pulpit with tracery and stone plinth, quatrefoil font on
granite colonnettes. Foundation stone laid 11.7.1885,
consecrated on same date 1886. The cost of 3,600 pounds met by
the Duke of Buccleuch and others (Church guide). Buccleuch
archives contain detailed correspondence with James Murchie of
Carlisle regarding the building of the Church. He may have
acted as executive architect to Christian but Murchie's final
account refers to 'my designs'.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Lancashire: London:
1969-: 168; Buccleuch Papers: James Murchie/Accounts:
1885-1887: BD/BUC/50).

Listing NGR: SD2494075836

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