Allithwaite: St Mary

Allithwaite: St Mary
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Westmorland & Furness
St. Mary, Allithwaite

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
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 not on the Heritage at Risk Register

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607240 Allithwaite St Mary
Exterior image of 607240 Allithwaite St Mary
Photograph of the exterior of St Mary church Allithwaite taken 16 February 2010
Year / Date:
Alexander P Kapp
Alexander P Kapp

Summary Description

You are struck, when you approach the church, by its prominent position and the commanding views overlooking the village, towards Morecambe Bay. St Mary’s most significant feature is perhaps its inclusion in the ‘group value’ of church, school and vicarage; built as a single composition. The church was designed by E.G Paley of Paley and Austin, who designed many churches in the Diocese from the mid 19th into the 20th century. Built of rock faced limestone with sandstone ashlar dressings there is a polygonal bell turret. There is very little evidence in this particular composition of the inventive detailing often associated with Paley and Austin; however, the plate tracery should be mentioned with the carved, gargoyle heads at the ends of the hood moulds. A features of note is the east window, commemorating the First World War, which Pevsner attributes to Morris & Co; although, there can be no association with William Morris himself.

Visiting and Facilities

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Sources and Further Information

Alexander P Kapp (2010) Exterior image of 607240 Allithwaite St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607240 Allithwaite St Mary
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 2006 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 1
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 2 Bells [Archive/Index]
2 Bells