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Christ and St Mary, Armathwaite
Christ and St Mary's Church
Armathwaite Church
locality:-   Armathwaite
civil parish:-   Hesket (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   NY50604620
1Km square:-   NY5046
10Km square:-   NY54
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

BSW75.jpg (taken 4.6.2010)  
BSW77.jpg (taken 4.6.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 31 12) 
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Church (Per Curacy) / Grave Yard"

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Armathwaite Chapel
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
"Armathwaite Chap."
block or blocks, labelled in lowercase; a hamlet or just a house and church 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
image FD01P125, button  goto source
Page 125:-  "..."
"... The chapel of ease is a rude picturesque edifice, in the patronage of the owners of the Castle, and incumbency of the Rev. W. Hudson. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Nurse 1918
source data:-   Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 2nd edn 1939.
linked with Ainstable 
item:-  JandMN : 27
Image © see bottom of page

 notes about bells

 stained glass


evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Chapel of Christ and St Mary
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Chapel. Early C17 with early C20 restoration. Large blocks of dressed red sandstone, under graduated sandstone slate roof with coped gables and cross finials. 3-bay continuous nave and chancel, with west open bellcote; and C20 north vestry with flat roof and shaped parapets. C20 oak plank south door in hollow-chamfered surround. Restored round-headed windows. East window of 2 round-headed lights under hoodmould, also a restoration. Interior has C17 open timber roof of kingpost trusses. 2 hatchment panels of arms to the Milbournes of Armathwaite Castle. 1914 stained glass window by Morris & Co and one of 1915 by A.L. Moore &Son, London, after a painting by Peter Paul Rubens. West window signed Nicholson, London, 1937. Various C19 white marble wall plaques to occupants of Armathwaite Castle. Late C19 furnishings and fittings."

Rickerby, Christopher  1705 - 1719 
Kilmer, William  1719 - 1724 
Wetherall, Samuel  1724 - 1728 
Hesket, William  1728 - 1749 
Kirkbride, William  1749 - 1763 
Fleming, Josiah  1763 - 1765 
Barton, Benjamin  1765 - 1788 
Burn, Richard  1788 - 1822 
Hunton, John Raper  1822 - 1838 
Hudson, William  1838 - 1865 
Kemble, Nicholas Freese Young  1865 - 1876 
Scott, John Ankar  1877 - 1920 

BSW78.jpg  Organ made by Jardine and Co, Manchester.
(taken 4.6.2010)  
BSW79.jpg  Organ, makers plate:-.
"JARDINE &CO., / MANCHESTER" (taken 4.6.2010)  
BYY34.jpg  Mothers Union banner
(taken 2.8.2013)  
CBE77.jpg  Poor box.
(taken 21.7.2014)  
BNI43.jpg (taken 9.3.2007)  
BNI44.jpg (taken 9.3.2007)  
CEU70.jpg  Sanctuary cross.
(taken 8.4.2016)  

BSW81.jpg  Banner.
(taken 4.6.2010)  

Built 1402; by the 17th century it was a cattle shelter; rebuilt by Richard Skelton of Armathwaite Castle, about 1660. Richard Skelton also endowed it with L100 in his will.
One of the stained glass windows was made by the William Morris Workshops, 1926.

person:-    : Christ
person:-    : St Mary
place:-   Castle Sowerby / Carlisle Diocese

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