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Holy Spirit, Distington
Church of the Holy Spirit
Distington Church
Street:-   Church Road
locality:-   Distington
civil parish:-   Distington (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   NY00422360
1Km square:-   NY0023
10Km square:-   NY02
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

CFL36.jpg (taken 2.9.2016)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 61 7) 
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 (Rectory) / Grave Yard"

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.
item:-  JandMN : 27
Image © see bottom of page

 notes about bells

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Church of the Holy Spirit
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Parish Church, 1886 by Hay & Henderson replacing medieval church. Snecked rubble with quoins on chamfered plinth; stepped buttressing. Steeply pitched graduated slate roofs with stone copings, kneelers, and apex crosses; decorative ridge tiles. Corniced stone octagonal chimney to north side of chancel. 4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel with low tower offset to south. 3 lancets to west end with cinquefoil above. South porch, with moulded, pointed arch, in 2nd bay from west. Paired lancet aisle windows; plate traceried nave clerestory windows each 3 quatrefoils under pointed containing arch. Lancets to north side of chancel, 3-stage tower (incorporating vestry) to south; east window 5 stepped lancets with nook shafts. Interior: Pointed nave arcade carried on polished granite piers with foliate capitals (carved 1897). Roof trusses spring from corbels; decorative tie-beams. Moulded chancel arch on corbels. 3-seater sedilia with piscina and aumbry in chancel. Ornate altar carved with interlaced arcading and angels in niches. Polygonal pulpit carved with scenes from Bible. Bowl-shaped marble font on pillar at west end; octagonal stone font from earlier church dated 1662. Stained glass by Powell &Co."

evidence:-   old print:- Calverley 1899
item:-  cross
source data:-   In the church:-
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Lithographs by W S Calverley. 
item:-  JandMN : 190
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 cross slabs

person:-    : Holy Spirit
place:-   Distington / Carlisle Diocese

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