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St John, Waberthwaite
St John's Church
Waberthwaite Church
locality:-   Hall Waberthwaite
locality:-   Waberthwaite
civil parish:-   Waberthwaite (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   SD10029511
1Km square:-   SD1095
10Km square:-   SD19
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

BMT01.jpg (taken 30.9.2006)  
CDV95.jpg (taken 6.9.2015)  

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.
Held in plurality with Corney. 
item:-  JandMN : 27
Image © see bottom of page

 notes about bells

 stained glass

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Church of St John
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"CHURCH OF ST JOHN / / / WABERTHWAITE / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 76290 / SD1002695116"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Parish Church. Probably C13 foundation with later additions and alterations. Wet-dashed rubble. Graduated slate roof with stone copings; gabled bellcote added at west end in 1796. Single-cell plan. Gabled south porch (rebuilt 1825) has internal stone benches and plank inner door. All windows multi-light, stone-mullioned, of various dates. Interior was flagged, pewed, and ceiled in 1807. Octagonal wooden pulpit has carved decoration with initialled and dated inscription: THE GIFT OF ABRAHAM CHAMBERS GENT. VAE MIHI SI NON VERUM PRAEDICO S R 1630 (sic). Monolithic stone font at west end, probably medieval, is square in plan on chamfered plinth with stop-chamfered corners. Above door is panel showing George III coat-of-arms, dated 1778."

evidence:-   old print:- Calverley 1899
item:-  cross
source data:-   In the churchyard:-
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Drawing by W S Calverley. 
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Photographs by W L Fletcher. 
item:-  JandMN : 190
Image © see bottom of page

Benedict  1220 -  
Peter, Sir  1248 - 1252 
Brigham, William  1416 - 1417 
Weston, John de  1420 -  
Burton, Richard, Sir  1421 -  
Carter, John, Sir  1425 -  
Walker, Thomas, Sir  1439 -  
Walker, William  1535 -  
Grainger, William  1677 -  
Holmes, Henry  1698 -  
Manston, Robert  1704 -  
Steele, John  1708 -  
Steele, John  1737 -  
Nicholson, Thomas  1776 -  
Stanley, Joseph  1825 -  
Molyneux, Thomas  1847 -  
Brassington, Thomas  1868 -  
Fletcher, Isaac  1874 -  
Harrison, John  1892 -  
Joyce, John  1911 -  


BMT03.jpg  Coat of arms, George II, 1778.
(taken 30.9.2006)  
BMT04.jpg  pulpit, two tiers.
(taken 30.9.2006)  
BMT05.jpg  Inscription on pulpit:-
"THE GIFT OF M ABRAHAM CHAMBERS GENT ..." and in Latin which translates:-
"Woe is me if I preach not the truth SR 1630." (taken 30.9.2006)  
BMT06.jpg  Box pews.
(taken 30.9.2006)  
BQK52.jpg  Box pew, number 16.
(taken 17.4.2009)  
CDV93.jpg  Font.
(taken 6.9.2015)  

The church was probably built in the 12th century, perhaps replacing an earlier church. A new bellcote was built in 1796; the porch was rebuilt in 1855; the roof was replaced in 1986. Being a small impecunious parish the church has escaped a lot of 19th century 'improvements'.

: : church leaflet

12th century foundation; bellcote added 1796; box pews added 19th century.

person:-    : St John
place:-   Waberthwaite / Carlisle Diocese

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