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St Cuthbert, Edenhall
St Cuthbert's Church
Edenhall Church
locality:-   Edenhall
civil parish:-   Langwathby (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   NY56903205
1Km square:-   NY5632
10Km square:-   NY53
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

BQM41.jpg (taken 8.5.2009)  
BJU66.jpg (taken 26.8.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 50 15) 
placename:-  St Cuthbert's Church
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.
"St. Cuthbert's Church (Vicarage) / Grave Yd."

evidence:-   old text:- Pennant 1773
item:-  monumental brass
source data:-   Book, A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, by Thomas Pennant, published by Edward Harding, 98 Pall Mall, London, 1801.
image PEN6p163, button  goto source
Pennant's Tour 1773, page 163  "In the church are the figures of a man and woman in"
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Pennant's Tour 1773, page 164  "brass, as I mentioned before - Sir William Stapleton, knight, who died in 1458, and Margaret de Vipont, his wife, whose daughter and coheir Joan married Thomas Musgrave of Musgrave, esq. and brought this place into the present family. Here are, besides, various mural monuments; many of them cenotaphs of several of the family, who are interred in the church of the Trinity in the Minories, London, the burial place of the Dartmouth Family, to which the Musgraves are allied."
"In a window is painted Ceolulf king of the Mercians, and his admired Saint Cuthbert, to whose monastery in the isle of Lindesfarn, the pious Prince, after nine years spent in vanity, retired: there he passed the remainder of his days and was interred close to the body of the Saint. In the same window is the figure of a Bishop, with the head of an ancient King in his hand."

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.
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Page 130:-  "..."
"... The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is a singular and beautiful fabric; it has a low tower with machicholated battlements, and contains several marble monuments of the Musgraves;"
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Page 131:-  "the windows also have some good pieces of painted glass in them."

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

 stained glass


evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Church of St Cuthbert
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"CHURCH OF ST CUTHBERT / / / LANGWATHBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / I / 74285 / NY5690332048"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Parish church. C12 with C13, C14 and Cl5 alterations and additions. Repaired 1662 by Sir Philip Musgrave and renovated in 1834 for the Musgrave family. Red sandstone rubble walls with C19 angle buttresses; the tower of more regular blocks of square dressed red sandstone. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials. 3-bay nave with C19 south porch, square 2-storey west tower, C19 north vestry and 2-bay chancel. Nave has C19 round-headed doorway within porch. Large 3-light C14 south window and smaller 2-light C19 windows, all with cusped heads. Built into the south wall left of the porch are 2 fragments of a medieval graveslab. North wall has blocked C12 narrow round-headed window and C14 2-light window. Vestry has shields with Musgrave coats-of-arms. Tower of c.1450 has 2-light cusped-headed west window incorporating the Musgrave and constituent family coats-of-arms. Similar windows for bell openings. Battlemented parapet has unusual rectangular openings. Short spire with weather vane. Chancel has blocked priest's doorway and lancet window to left. C14 and C15 2-light windows. C19 pointed-arched east window. C19 north door. All walls show signs of having been raised, most noticeable on chancel. Interior of nave has 1834 oak trussed roof. C19 rear gallery with panels of Musgrave family arms. Medieval font shaped like a cushion capital. Heraldic stained glass, some of the panels pre-C17. Chancel has C19 panelled oak ceiling. Various white marble wall plaques from 1650s- early C19 all commemorating members of the Musgrave family. Under carpet is a C15 brass showing William Stapleton and his wife, thought to be the finest brass in the county. Various C18 and C19 white marble and brass wall plaques to rectors and Musgrave family staff. C19 linen-fold panelled choir stalls. C19 stained-glass windows have fragments of earlier glass brought here from one of the Musgrave houses, probably in 1834."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Roadside cross north of the church. C19 shaft on medieval base. Red sandstone. Medieval stepped plinth now with C19 tapering shaft and wheel-head cross."

evidence:-   old print:- 
placename:-  Edenhall Church
source data:-   Print, uncoloured etching, Edenhall Church, St Cuthbert's Church, Cumberland, drawn by W H Nutter, etched by M E Nutter, late 19th century.
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printed at bottom right, centre:-  "Etched by M. E. Nutter from a Sketch by W. H. Nutter / EDENHALL CHURCH."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.276
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evidence:-   old painting:- 
placename:-  Edenhall Church
source data:-   Painting, watercolour, Edenhall Church from the South East, St Cuthbert's Church, Edenhall, Langwathby, Cumberland, by Samuel Bough, about 1840.
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Edenhall Church with two figures outside porch and a third standing beside a grave. 
Illustration p.391 for The History and Antiquities of Leath Ward in the County of Cumberland by Samuel Jefferson, published 1840. 
inscribed at bottom centre:-  "Edenhall Church, S E"
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1970.80.28
Image © Tullie House Museum

evidence:-   old print:- 
source data:-   Print, Interior of the Chancel of Edenhall Church, St Cuthbert's Church, Edenhall, Langwathby, Cumberland, by Samuel Bough, 1840.
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In a scrapbook album. 
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1970.80.1.58
Image © Tullie House Museum

 ring of bells

4 cross slab grave covers; outside nave wall.

Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

Kirkbride, Adam de  1293 -  
Ludam, John de  1299 -  
 Adam, Sir  1341 -  
Londham, John de, Sir  1362 -  
Mareshall, John de, Sir  1362 -  
Ravenstanedale, Eudo de  -  
Kirkby, John de  1368 -  
Goodylow, Robert  1465 -  
Blencow, Christopher  1535 -  
Sewell, Hugh  1560 -  
Scott, Alan  1565 -  
Scott, Thomas  1578 -  
Smith, William, Sir  1580 -  
Maplett, Thomas  1600 -  
Greene, Simon  1624 -  
Macmillan, John  1652 -  
Denton, Thomas  1658 -  
Marsden, Jeremiah  1658 -  
Williamson, Edward  1659 -  
Tailor, Thomas  1660 -  
Denton, Thomas  1663 -  
Greene, Simon  1663 -  
Burton, Gilbert  1669 -  
Leigh, John  1683 -  
Moon, George  1690 -  
Musgrave, Christopher  1743 -  
Rowland, Jospeh  1763 -  
Baldwin, Roger  1774 -  
Watson, Thomas  1802 -  
Dukinfield, Charles E  1833 -  
Porteous, Beilby  1840 -  
Harman, Edward  1870 -  
Lovejoy, William  1880 -  
Hale, Bernard G R  1898 -  

BJU65.jpg (taken 26.8.2005)  
BQM56.jpg (taken 8.5.2009)  
BQM42.jpg  Coat of arms, Musgrave Family, over the vestry door.
(taken 8.5.2009)  
BQM44.jpg  Coat of arms, Stapleton Family, on the porch.
(taken 8.5.2009)  
BQM53.jpg  Monumental brass to Sir William Stapleton, died 1458, and his wife Margaret.
(taken 8.5.2009)  
BRD09.jpg  Memorial to
(taken 25.7.2009)  
BRD10.jpg  Memorial, coat of arms.
(taken 25.7.2009)  
BQM43.jpg  Weathervane on the tower.
(taken 8.5.2009)  
BQM58.jpg  Cross carved on a stone in the north wall.
(taken 8.5.2009)  
BQM57.jpg  According to the booklet in the church this is a mass dial. We remain sceptical.
(taken 8.5.2009)  

BQM55.jpg  Poem about the Luck of Edenhall, 1785.
(taken 8.5.2009)  

BJU68.jpg  Coloured print:-
"S. Lysons del. et fecit / Published by T. Cadell &W. Davies May 1. 1816." (taken 26.8.2005)  
BQM54.jpg  Print, of the monumental brass to Sir William Stapleton, died 1458, and his wife Margaret.
(taken 8.5.2009)  

The earliest record relevant to the church is a charter of Wetheral Priory, 1240, witnessed by Adam, parson of Hedenhall. The stonework of the church building suggest an earlier date, perhaps as early as the Anglo Saxon period. The south porch dates to the 13th century; there were alterations to nave and chancel in the 14th and 15th centuries; the tower was added about 1450; the chancel was repaired in 1662; the roof renewed in 1774; and there were extensive renovations in 1834.

: : church leaflet

The Luck of Edenhall was a 14th century glass beaker, made famous by the german poet Uhland, used in the chapel at Edenhall. It has a leather case.

Edenhall village was once cluster of thatched cottages here, these burned or fell into disrepair at the time of the plague.

person:-    : St Cuthbert
place:-   Edenhall / Carlisle Diocese

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