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placename:- All Saints Church
other name:- Watermillock Church
locality:- Watermillock
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY43172298
10Km square:- NY42
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY4322

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All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- 28.2.2011
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All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- 3.4.2013

old map:- Nurse 1918

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
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WATERMILLOCK
site name:- Penrith Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Carlisle
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Newchurch
cross, a church

placename:- Newchurch
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) -- presumably relevant

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 145:-
...
... The new church [of Watermillock] is built further up the hill-side, and was consecrated by Osbaldistone, Bishop of Carlisle, on his way to crown Elizabeth. ...
person:- : Osbaldistone
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 26:-
...
The chapel at Gowbarrow being destroyed by the Scots, this place was without any place of worship till some years afterwards, when a chapel was built about a mile from the water: this was consecrated in the year 1558, (as appears from a memorandum in an old Bible,) by Bishop Oglethorpe when on his road to crown Queen Elizabeth. There is a tradition that this chapel served both sides of the water, and that they passed over in boats.
An anecdote took its rise at this chapel, which is so whimsical that I cannot help relating it. At a little distance from the chapel is an hill, commonly known by the name of the Priests Cragg: it was formerly covered with wood of different kinds, and was about 120 years ago the common resort of the country people for hunting, gathering nuts, and other diversions: these they put in practice on the Sunday, to the great disturbance of the congregation, as their shouting, swearing, and squalling, were very distinctly heard in the chapel. This roused the pious wrath of the minister, Mr Dawson, who accordingly one Sunday reproved and threatned (sic) them in these words: "O ye wicked of Water-Millock, and ye perverse of New Kirk, ye go a whoring, a hunting, a roving, and a nutting on the Sabbath-day, but on my soul if you go any more I'll go with you!" The parson was a keen hunter, and his expression of, I'll go with you, (which in this county's dialect is a mere threatning phrase,) striking some of the more waggish of his hearers in a double sense, the sermon and its author made such a noise, that it came to the ears of Rainbow Bishop of Carlisle. The Bishop upon this, with concurrence of the Duke of Norfolk, ordered the wood to be cut down: this put an end to the profanations there carried on, but the appelation of the wicked of Water-Millock sticks to the inhabitants of that place till this day.
person:- : Oglethorpe, Bishop
person:- clergyman : Dawson, Mr
person:- : Wicked of Watermillock, The
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74567 / NY4316422974
courtesy of English Heritage
Church. 1881-84. By C.J. Ferguson. Narrow coursed slate with sandstone ashlar dressings and slate roof. Nave, west tower, and chancel with south vestry. Coped glables and quoins; lancet windows and some single-chamfered-mulliond windows. Tower has north gabled porch; 2-light plate tracery west window; south stair turret under lean-to roof and west entrance with decorated lintel. 3 louvred bell openings on sill course and projecting coped parapet. 4-bay nave has paired lancets between weathered buttresses, but north side has small lancet to east and single lancet to 3rd bay; 3rd bay to south has triple lancets. Chancel has sill course and angle buttresses; gable cross; 3 stepped lancets to east, with vesica above; single and paired lancets to north; south vestry under catslide roofs; mullioned window, and east entrance under decorated lintel; lancet to east. Interior crown post roof with ashlaring. Tower arch has half-glazed timber screen with Jacobean detail and C20 doors. Tower has inserted C20 service area; good late C19 stained glass to west window and small south light. Georgian royal arms and Lord's Prayer and Creed board. Nave has coronate and wall scances. Wall memorials from earlier (?C16) church include Castlehow family brass dated 1562 and John and Jane Dobson (died 1742 and 1743), cartouche with scrolls, cherubs etc. Basin font of polished granite with etched decoration. Chancel arch on short corbelled responds. Lectern on tripod. Pulpit and stalls with Jacobean detail. South organ loft, and sedilium in window recess. Altar rail with turned balusters. Late C19 stained glass to nave and chancel.

placename:- Church of All Saints
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY43162297
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
DOWTHWAITE MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 8.5 METRES SOUTH OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74570 / NY4317822965
courtesy of English Heritage
Table tomb. 1740. Slab with moulded edge on plain supports. Inscription, difficult to read, starts: "WALK SOFTLY BY ...." and commemorates Robert Dowthwaite (died 1740).
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43172296
person:- : Dowthwaite, Robert
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
HUDSON MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 16 METRES SOUTH OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74571 / NY4317822962
courtesy of English Heritage
Table tomb. 1746. Slab with moulded edge on square balusters. Commemorates Christopher Hudson (died 1745), his son Joseph (died 1746) and grandson William (died 1746). Inscription concludes: "FRAIL STATE OF MAN! FATHER/& ISSUE ALL EXTINCT IN A YEARS/TIME".
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43172296
person:- : Hudson Family
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
HUDSON MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 19.5 METRES SOUTH OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74574 / NY4317822953
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Table tomb. 1720. Slab with moulded edge and coving on plain blocks. Commemorates James Hudson (died 1720).
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43172295
person:- : Hudson, James
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
RUMNEY MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 4 METRES SOUTH OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74573 / NY4316922968
courtesy of English Heritage
Chest tomb. Dates of death 1767-1846. Fluted panels to each end of all sides. Moulded edge to top slab. Commemorates 4 generations of Rumney family from Thomas (died 1767) to his great grandson Anthony (died 1846).
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43162296
person:- : Rumney Family
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
POLLARD MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 2 METRES NORTH OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74568 / NY4316422980
courtesy of English Heritage
Chest tomb. Date of death 1834. Ashlar. Square balusters to angles and incised side panels. Top slab has moulded edge and inscription recording Catherine Pollard.
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43162298
person:- : Pollard, Catherine
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
MARSHALL MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 4 METRES NORTH OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74569 / NY4316322985
courtesy of English Heritage
Chest tomb. Date of death 1845. Ashlar. Double-chamfered base and plain panels to sides. Plain top slab has large deeply-cut lettering recording John Marshall (died 1845) and his wife, Jane (died 1847).
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43162298
person:- : Marshall, John and Jane
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
DAWSON MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 6 METRES OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74572 / NY4316222964
courtesy of English Heritage
Table tomb. 1766. Slab with simply moulded edge on low supports with moulded caps. Commemorates Edward Dawson (died 1729) also Eleanor, his wife (died 1805).
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY43162296
person:- : Dawson, Edward and Eleanor
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Bell from the old church, pre 1881. -- 28.2.2011

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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass, in memory of Evelyn Mary Farrer d.1899, design by Powell. -- 28.2.2011

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In use as a sundial pillar.
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- 3.4.2013

1 cross slab grave cover; supporting a sundial in the churchyard.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

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tiny photograph, 
button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- 3.4.2013

incumbents:-
Lowry, Thomas Barnes 1826=1876
Pritchard, David Pritchard 1876=1880
Meynell, Francis William 1880=1885
Butler, Herbert Edward 1885=1893
Hackworth, Thomas 1893=1905
MacLean, Hector 1905=1914

hearsay On this site since 15th century, consecrated 1558; 300 years later it was:-
Whitewashed within and without, and walls green with damp. It was furnished with dark oak box pews, each with its own door, narrow and inconvenient for public worship, facing north and south in a series of steps ...

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Royal coat of arms. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Organ by Wilkinson, Kendal, 1888. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Organ pipes. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Font, Shap granite. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest, 1560, with 3 locks - keys held by the vicar and 2 churchwardens. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest, 1560. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest, 1560. -- 3.4.2013
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Lamp housing in the porch. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Roof timbers. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Wall and quoins. -- 28.2.2011
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button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- Drawing of the old church, by Watson, 1881. -- 28.2.2011

photographs
J Swinton Gowbarow Hall / J E Brownrigg Brownrigg House / E Mounsey The Cove / J Kitchin Clarkgate / E [O] Bolton Leeming House / Rev H Maclean The Rectory / W Castlehow Waterside
tiny photograph, 
button to large All Saints Church -- Watermillock -- Matterdale -- Cumbria / -- 3.4.2013 -- Group, 1906-14.

button   ring of bells, Cockermouth
button   ring of bells, Orton
button   sundial, Bolton
button   sundial, Bolton (2)
button   sundial, Cockermouth (2)
button   sundial, Culgaith
button   sundial, Lupton
button   sundial, Renwick
button   sundial, Watermillock
button   war memorial, Allhallows
button   war memorial, Boltons
button   war memorial, Calthwaite
button   war memorial, Renwick
button   war memorial, Underbarrow
button   war memorial, Watermillock

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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