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placename:- St Bega's Church
other name:- Bassenthwaite Church
parish Bassenthwaite parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY22652875
10Km square:- NY22
The church is sited by an old road along the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, on the segment between Little Crosthwaite and Bowness Farm.
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY2228

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St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- 20.1.2006
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St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- 20.1.2006

old map:- Nurse 1918 -- perhaps relevant

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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BASSENTHWAITE ST. BRIDGET WITH B. ST. JOHN

placename:- St Bridget's Church
site name:- Keswick Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
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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cross, a church
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Bassenthwaite
Labelling the church by the lake.

placename:- Bassenthwaite
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 87:-
... the church, which is old and was built about 1471, on the margin of the lake, not far from the promontories of Bradness and Scarness. ...
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 98:-
...
In a hollow, and out of sight of the road, yet near Bonas, stands, obscurely sequestred, the parish church of Bassenthwaite. In troublesome times, (particularly in the
Page 99:-
time of popery,) the churches in these parts (or most of them) were built in the remotest and most obscure part of the parishes: this was done, to the end that their enemies might not so easily find them, as they were often most sought for, being generally the richest prizes, containing the reliques and plate; and at this day, when we have a war with a Popish kingdom, our sailors make no objection to landing upon their coasts, and piously visiting a few of their churches. The church is dedicated to St Bridget, and the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle are appropriators and patrons.

other name:- St Bridget's Church
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Bassenthwaite Lake)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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Church
church
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Bas)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Bassenthwaite Church
Marked by a cross (x), by the lake.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Church
church
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST BEGA / / / BASSENTHWAITE / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 72100 / NY2266228748
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish church. C12 and C13, with restoration of 1874 by Messrs S. Watson of Penrith. Dressed calciferous sandstone, the larger blocks medieval, with angle buttresses and flush quoins of pink sandstone. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials. 2-bay nave with south aisle and vestry, west open bellcote; single-bay chancel with south chapel continuous with aisles and vestry. Nave has C19 north round-headed doorway within stone porch. C19 2-light north window and double-lancet west window under round plate-tracery window. South aisle has paired lancet windows; vestry shouldered windows. Chancel has blocked north doorway and window with 2 cusped lights. C19 3-light east window and chapel with C19 lancets. Interior of nave has C19 open timber roof and single pointed aisle archway. Unmoulded chancel arch on simple imposts. South door now leads to vestry, near which is a medieval graveslab to Robert Highmore and wall plaque to Mary Wane of Scarness 1741. Royal arms of George II and recut octagonal font. Wrought-iron hourglass stand beside chancel arch. Chancel has side chapel archway similar to aisle. Floor paving includes medieval graveslab to a Highmore. Wall plaque to Walter Vane, 1814 by Paul Nixson of Carlisle. Stained glass east window and aisle windows of 1874 by Powell Bros of Leeds. See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, 1xvi, pp 276-292.

placename:- Church of St Bega
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY22662874
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

incumbents:-
Fisher, Robert 1578 (about)
Fisher, Henry 1579 (about)
Parker, Thomas 1592 (about)
Simson, Nicolas 1606 (about)
Pearson, Simon 1606=1616 (about)
Hewetson, Robert 1649 (about)
Forward, John 1655 (about)
Ardrey, William 1655=1680 (about)
Pearson, John 1680=1686
Todd, John 1687=1705
Railton, James 1705=1707
Gregory, Peter 1708=1719
Grave, Stephen 1719=1763
Sim, Joseph 1763=1793
Wheelwright, Michael 1793=1801
Brown, John 1801=1822
Roy, Thomas 1822=1835
Barnes, John 1835=1853
Webster, Edward Bullock 1853=1855
Simpson, Thomas Browne 1855=1856
Sherlock, John Russell 1856=1868
Raby, John 1868=1895
Kenworthy, George 1895=1916

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- 9.8.2011

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cross slab grave cover, in passage to vestry. Now moved to beside the altar.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Gravestone of Robert de Highmoor:- -- '[HIC JACET ROBERTUS DE HEHMUR CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETOR DEUS]' -- 9.8.2011

notes cross slab grave cover, in passage to vestry. Now moved to beside the altar.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

notes Described in:-
Butler, Lawrence (ed): 2011: Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne for Cumbria, 1833-1872: CWAAS:: ISBN 978 1 873124 52 9
Extracted from the original notes made by Sir Stephen, now in Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, contact through Flintshire Record Office

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- 20.1.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Holder for an hour glass. -- 20.1.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Royal coat of arms. -- 20.1.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest? -- 9.8.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to Captain Walter Vane, 1st Regiment of Foot, killed at the Battle of Bayonne, during the Napoleonic Wars, and buried there, 1814. Erected by his father Sir Frederick Fletcher Vane. -- 20.1.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- 13.2.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- 17.12.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bega's Church -- Bassenthwaite -- Cumbria / -- Stile over the churchyard wall, next the gate. -- 17.12.2008

hearsay A lead crucifix, about 12 inches high, was found when the priest's door on the north wall of the church was filled in, 1874. This is in the treasury at Carlisle Cathedral. It probably dates from the 14th century.

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