Arlecdon: St Michael

Name:
Arlecdon: St Michael
Record Type:
Church
Church code:
607269
Diocese:
Carlisle
Archdeaconry:
West cumberland
Parish:
Arlecdon, Frizington, Cleator Moor & Cleator (Crosslacon Team Ministry)

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
 

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Victorian/Pre-WWI

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607269 Arlecdon St Michael
Caption:
Exterior image of 607269 Arlecdon St Michael
Description:
Photograph of the west elevation as seen from the gateway.
Year / Date:
September 2014
Copyright:
Archbishops' Council
Originator:
Catherine Townsend

Summary Description

The church was founded in the C12th and restored in 1776. A pointed chancel arch of c.1630 incorporates a fragment of original C12 arch. The church was remodelled and nave rebuilt in 1829. Then in 1903-5 regional architect J H Martindale was commissioned to construct a west tower, baptistery and vestry at the west end and to reface and refit the church. St Michael's stands on the site of an ancient church, our earliest records are during the reign of King Henry III (1216 –72). In 1241 it was given to Calder Abbey by the then Lord of the Manor, Sir John Le Fleming. The site has a long history of ecclesiastical buildings with records from the reign of Henry III. This building is of 1829 but was drastically reconstructed in 1903- 1905. The massive tower dates from this last phase and is a dominant feature. The church was not open.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:
https://crosslacon.net

Sources and Further Information

Catherine Townsend (September 2014) Exterior image of 607269 Arlecdon St Michael [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607269 Arlecdon St Michael
Catherine Townsend (September 2014) Interior image of 607269 Arlecdon St Michael [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 607269 Arlecdon St Michael
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 2039 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 5
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/12434/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 9 Bells [Archive/Index]
9 Bells