Castle Carrock: St Peter

Name:
Castle Carrock: St Peter
Record Type:
Church
Church code:
607041
Diocese:
Carlisle
Archdeaconry:
Carlisle
Parish:
Castle Carrock

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Post Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607041 Castle Carrock St Peter
Caption:
Exterior image of 607041 Castle Carrock St Peter
Description:
Photograph of the exterior of St Peter church Castle Carrock taken 16 June 2011
Year / Date:
2011
Copyright:
Alexander P Kapp
Originator:
Alexander P Kapp

Summary Description

A simple box-like church visually detached from the village by an encircling collar of mature woodland. Built in 1828 it replaces an earlier medieval structure. There is no evidence of the previous church, although earlier masonry might be obscured by the cement render applied over the principal elevations. This has a natural, dull, grey finish scarred by rust streaks under some of the windows. It was probably painted white at some time that would have given the church a fells chapel appearance. Stylistically, the church has a Transitional feel with the round headed windows but set into an Early English pattern. The narrow tower at the west end is topped by a depressed pyramid roof. It is given some modelling by the slate overhang shooting over the eaves and the projecting pink ashlar quoins and string course. It appears to have lost the elaborate weather vane illustrated on the picture in the church to be replaced by a more modest version but still retains the external stair to the belfry. The church was restored in 1888 to give it a more distinct Norman character. This included building the vestry and inserting the stained glass east windows described by Pevsner as "bad", although they do introduce attractive patterns and colour, as do the coloured lights over the door. The use of highly polished Frosterly 'Marble', a beautiful dark grey limestone crammed with pale grey and white fossils, as window details adds visual interest, as does the grave slab to the rector of 1346 and the C17/C18 Queen Anne cypher taken from the former church suggesting that there was more than one predecessor.

Visiting and Facilities

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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Alexander P Kapp (2011) Exterior image of 607041 Castle Carrock St Peter [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607041 Castle Carrock St Peter
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 3403 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 1
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/12236/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~46631~109344 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 00772

Coverage - 1826-1828

Created by ?John DIXON

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~46640~109345 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 00772

Coverage - 1827

Created by ?John DIXON

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~138472~119642 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 09148

Coverage - 1886-1889

Created by William Marshall, Architect

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell