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St Michael, Dalston
St Michael's Church
Dalston Church
locality:-   Dalston
civil parish:-   Dalston (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   NY36945016
1Km square:-   NY3650
10Km square:-   NY35
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

BMA66.jpg (taken 5.5.2006)  
BSC85.jpg (taken 6.2.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 30 2) 
placename:-  St Michael'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. Michael's Church (Vicarage) / Grave Yard"

evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
image G819A507, button  goto source
Gentleman's Magazine 1819 part 1 p.507 
From the Compendium of County History:-  "Dalston was the vicarage of Dr. Paley from 1774 to 1793. In the church-yard was buried Dr. Edward Rainbow, Bp. of Carlisle, 1684."

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 FD01P099, button  goto source
Page 99:-  "..."
"[Dalston] ... The church is a plain building, consisting of a nave, chancel, and south transept. The bell-gable is curious. The chancel has been lately repaired in the most tasteful manner by the Lord Bishop, who is patron and impropriator. ..."

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 Michael and All Angels
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Church. C12 and C13, partly rebuilt in 1749; 1890 restoration by C.J. Ferguson. Red sandstone rubble; graduated greenslate roof with coped gables. 4-bay aisled nave, the lower part of which is C13, with double open bellcote and north porch; north and south transepts. 3-bay C13 chancel with 1890 north vestry. Nave; blocked medieval south door now forms recess under 1890 rededication inscription. Blocked C18 entrance in west wall. C19 porch incorporates, inside, an C18 font, 2 medieval graveslabs, a carved Transitional style capital and a C17 inscription stone partly covered by 1914-18 war memorial. C19 2-light windows with geometrical tracery. North transept has C19 circular window with geometrical tracery. Chancel: priest's door in pointed arch under pedimented hood. Original lancet windows and small pointed leper window. 3-light east window. Interior of nave: open timber ceiling of 1890, supported on timber columns. Continuous low stone seat along south wall is thought to be medieval. Walls panelled in 1890 with wood from the C18 box pews. South transept stained glass by Clayton and Bell, 1909. North transept organ screen by C.J. Ferguson. C19 font by R.H. Billings with carved oak cover by Sir Robert Lorimer. Chancel: rounded rere-arches to medieval windows. White marble wall plaque to Reverend Walter Fletcher 1846 by Musgrave Lewthwaite Watson."

 notes about bells

CBL33.jpg  Organ.
(taken 22.8.2014)  
BSC87.jpg  Organ.
(taken 6.2.2010)  
BMA67.jpg (taken 5.5.2006)  
CBL32.jpg  Mothers Union banner.
(taken 22.8.2014)  
CBL34.jpg  Memorial, Isaac Sheffiled, d.1861.
(taken 22.8.2014)  
CBL39.jpg  Roll of Honour.
(taken 22.8.2014)  

CBL36.jpg  A date stone placed in the wall of the old porch:-
"TB GB / 1693" (taken 6.2.2010)  
This, perhaps, has nothing to do with the church.

person:-    : St Michael
place:-   Dalston / Carlisle Diocese

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