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placename:- St Peter's Church
other name:- Askham Church
locality:- Askham
parish Askham parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY51802385
10Km square:- NY52
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY5123

photograph

St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- 5.4.2013

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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ASKHAM
United benefice cum Lowther, but separate parish.
site name:- Lowther Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Carlisle
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

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 135:-
...
[Askham] ... The church is a small edifice, dedicated to St. Peter, having a large chapel belonging to the hall. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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church
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST PETER / / / ASKHAM / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 74406 / NY5181823856
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish church. Dated over entrance 1832, by Sir Robert Smirke (who was also the architect of the nearby Lowther Castle), incorporating features from the medieval church on this site. Snecked calciferous sandstone ashlar with eaves cornice and raised quoins, on chamfered plinth. Graduated green slate roof with coped gables and cross finials. Square south-west tower, 4-bay nave/chancel with north transept and south aisle. Tower has round-arched studded south door, round-headed windows and round-headed twin bell openings. Nave has west studded doors in pointed arch under 3-light window. Each side has round-headed windows. 3-light east window. Interior has 4-bay Gothic-arched arcade. Rear gallery, panelled pulpit and C19 panelled oak pews, the ends carved with Lowther arms. Various C19 white marble wall plaques. Transept was the burial chapel of the Sandford family of Askham Hall, hence C17 and C18 wall plaques to members of that family. Stem and bowl font dated 1661. C19 creed and pater boards.

placename:- Church of St Peter
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY51812385
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHEST TOMB ON EAST SIDE OF PATH APPROXIMATELY 27.5 METRES TO SOUTH OF ST PETERS CHURCH / / / ASKHAM / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74409 / NY5181123834
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Chest tomb. Mid to late C18. Ashlar. Fluted pilaster strips to angles and middle of long sides. Ends have relief skulls. Top slab has moulded edge and is barely legible.
district:- Eden
listed building -- gravestone; tomb
coordinates:- NY51812383
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BOWMAN MONUMENT ON EAST SIDE OF PATH APPROX 28 METRES TO SOUTH OF ST PETER'S CHURCH / / / ASKHAM / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74410 / NY5181123828
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Headstone. 1799. Ashlar with copper plates. Angle pilasters and swan-necked open pediment. Rectangular plate records Thomas Bowman, died 1799 and his wife, Margaret, died 1773 and daughter, Mary, died 1780, and concludes with verse. Escutcheon-shaped plate below records members of Bowman family, dates of death: 1829-1871.
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY51812382
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
MOUNSEY MONUMENT TO EAST OF PATH APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES TO SOUTH OF ST PETERS CHURCH / / / ASKHAM / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74408 / NY5181023837
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Headstone. 1777. Ashlar. Flat pilasters and open segmental pediment. Octagonal copper plate records. John Mounsey died 1777 aged 80, and Frances, his wife, died 1771 aged 90.
district:- Eden
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- NY51812383
person:- : Mounsey, John
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHEST TOMB TO WEST OF PATH APPROXIMATELY 24.5 METRES TO SOUTH OF ST PETERS CHURCH / / / ASKHAM / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74407 / NY5180323840
courtesy of English Heritage
Chest tomb. Mid to late C18. Ashlar. Shaped incised panels to sides. Top slab has moulded edge and illegible inscription.
district:- Eden
listed building -- gravestone; tomb
coordinates:- NY51802384
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

incumbents:-
Seterington, William de 1295
Matson, William de 1300=1346 (?)
Claworth, John 1300=1346 (?)
Dale, Robert le 1346
Wynteringham, John de 1359
Ferriby, Robert de 1359
Holme, Henry de 1375
Merton, John de 1380
Danby, John 1437
Wresyl, Robert 1448
Walter, Thomas 1448
Wilson, John 1513
Ayray, John 1563
Simpson, John 1573
Warwick, Thomas 1604
Hutchinson, John 1611
Hutchinson, Lancelot 1611
James, Joseph 1678
Bell, Thomas 1681
Sisson, John 1695
Seed, Jeremiah 1696
Chambers, Archer 1707
Sisson, Lancelot 1711
Bowness, Jeffrey 1711
Milner, William 1723
Cautley, John 1776
Bowstead, John 1792
Ward, James Thornborrow 1832
Bland, Joseph 1863
Baker, Charles H C 1872
Holland, Steward 1878
Southey, C C 1885
Freeman, Gage Earl 1889
Kitchin, J A 1904

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Altar frontal, the 'green' frontal for Trinity and Epiphany,in a series of four made by Josephine Ratcliff, Preston, Lancashire, 1997-2000; landscape around Askham, Knipe Scar, wild ponies, ... -- 29.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to William Sandford, died ?1717? -- 6.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms on memorial to William Sandford, died ?1717? -- 6.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- 22.8.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Date:- -- '1832' -- 5.4.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Peter's Church -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Gate catch. -- 5.4.2013

hearsay The church was built on the site of an older church, 1832.

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Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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