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church, Upper Denton
Upper Denton Church
locality:-   Upper Denton
civil parish:-   Upper Denton (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church (disused?) 
coordinates:-   NY61566551
1Km square:-   NY6165
10Km square:-   NY66

CCZ15.jpg (taken 8.5.2015)  
CCZ16.jpg (taken 8.5.2015)  

evidence:-   old map:- Nurse 1918
placename:-  Over Denton Church
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:-  Upper Denton Church
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"UPPER DENTON CHURCH / / / UPPER DENTON / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 78081 / NY6156065514"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Redundant Church. Probably early C12, with alterations dated 1881 on lead - rainwater heads. Calciferous sandstone squared coursed rubble from the nearby Roman Wall, large flush quoins; stone slate roof with coped gables and kneelers. 2-bay nave and single-bay chancel. Nave has west bellcote, rebuilt with west wall in C18. Entrance in south wall, has plank door and shouldered lintel; corresponding filled north door. One original lancet window in north wall, with 1 &3-light windows with trefoil heads of 1881. Chancel east window of 1881 has trefoil head and earlier window in south wall. Interior fittings removed when declared redundant in the late 1970s. Chancel arch is Roman, reputedly to have come from the nearby Roman Fort, Birdoswald."

CCZ18.jpg  Door.
(taken 4.4.2008)  
CCZ17.jpg  Rainwater head:-
"1881" (taken 4.4.2008)  
BOZ06.jpg  Coat of arms, Armstrong, on a gravestone.
(taken 4.4.2008)  

In the churchyard is the gravestone of:-
"Here lieth the body,
Margaret Teasdale of Mumps Hall,
who died May the 5th 1777.
aged 98 years.
What I was once some may relate,
What I am now is each one fate;
What I shall be none can explain,
Till he that called me calls again."

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