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placename:- St Augustine's Church
other name:- Alston Church
locality:- Alston
parish Alston Moor parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY71824651
10Km square:- NY74

1Km square NY7146

photograph

St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- 7.7.2006
photograph

St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- 7.7.2006

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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ALSTON
... and Nenthead Parishes
site name:- Newcastle Diocese
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE / / FRONT STREET / ALSTON MOOR / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73112 / NY7183546536
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish Church. 1870 by J.W. Walton, spire 1866 by G.D. Oliver replacing 1770 church by Smeaton on medieval site. Ashlar with plinth, buttresses and moulded eaves. Welsh slate roofs with apex crosses to stone copings. Nave with south aisle; lower chancel. South porch under offset 3-stage tower with corner pinnacles. Early English style with lancet and plate tracery windows, those to nave clerestory 3-light under segmental arches. Trumeau separates shouldered porch doors with marble nook shafts. Tympanum of Christ in Majesty. Interior: 4-bay nave has arcade of squat polished granite piers with foliate caps. 3-bay chancel with painted 5-panel reredos. East window designed by Wooldridge and made by Powell. Font in nave has round bowl on central stem with detached marble shafts. Derwentwater clock on west wall presented 1767 and restored 1978. Wrought-iron weather vane now inside, dated 1770.

placename:- Church of St Augustine
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY71834653
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
WALLS AND GATES TO ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCHYARD ENTRANCE / / FRONT STREET / ALSTON MOOR / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73113 / NY7182646501
courtesy of English Heritage
Low walls of snecked rubble with chamfered coping. Rectangular gate piers of ashlar and coursed rubble have gabled caps with fleurs-de-lys moulded ridges; C20 wrought-iron lamps. C20 wooden gates have carved heraldic panels. Included for group value.
district:- Eden
listed building -- gate
coordinates:- NY71824650
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Wallace 1890

Book, Alston Moor, its Pastoral People, its Mines and Miners, by William Wallace, published by Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 1890
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Print, lithograph, Alston Church ie St Augustine's Church , from a photograph by T Bramwell, Alston, Cumberland, published by Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 1890
Tipped in opposite p.62 in Alston Moor, its Pastoral People, its Mines and Miners.
printed at bottom:-
T. Bramwell / Photor. Alston / ALSTON CHURCH.
date:- 1890
period:- 19th century, late

incumbents:-
Galfrid 1154
Adam le clerk 1279
Gilbert 1285
Brengwenne, Hugh de 1292
Haucle, John de & Harcla, John de 1304
Poynton, William de 1308
Robert 1313
Melton, William de 1339
Kilvesey, Hugh de 1342
Waverton, John de 1362
Bridekirk, Thomas de 1366
Teasdale, John de 1396
Cokeden, John 1422
Lambert, William 1422
Hilton, Robert 1423
Fawell, Thomas 1436
Jackson, Robert 1451
Stephynson, Robert 1451
Ellison, John 1495
Graye, Thomas 1499
Stephaneson, D 1517
Hynmers, John 1536
Yates, Henry 1558
Watson, Anthony 1577
Tesdaile, William 1578
Nelson, John 1618
Young, Ralph 1624
Hill, Francis 1625
Troutbecke, George 1638
Fell, John 1662
Lee, John 1665
Stobert, William 1683
Walton, Nicholas 1696
Topping, JOhn 1728
Lancaster, Thomas 1756
Jackson, Benjamin 1790
Foster, William 1835
Beebee, Meyrick 1839
Salvin, Hugh 1841
Snowe, William Nash 1853
Baylee, William Cecil Pery 1862
Milner, John 1873
Bowman, Edward Lawson 1875
Rutherford, William Alan 1889

Dove data number of bells: 10
weight of tenor: 10 cwt 3 qtr 1 lb
pitch of tenor: A flat
Unringable; chiming only.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

notes number of bells: 10
6 bells were cast in memory of Henry and Jessie Walton and their children, 1949; 4 bells were added in memory of churchwarden Andrew Graham Stewart Steele, murdered in the Midland Bank, 13 September 1950. The bells are unringable because tower is too weak, they can be chimed, from a keyboard.
Hicks, W B:: History of the Parish Church of St Augustine Alston::: leaflet available in church

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- 23.4.2011

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- Frame of six bells, Gillett and Johnston, 1949. -- 28.9.2012

photocopy Whitehead 1887:-
vol.9 p.479

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vol.9 p.480

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Whitehead, H: 1887: Church Bells in Leath Ward, part I: TransCWAAS: vol.9: pp.475-496

2 cross slab grave covers? in porch.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

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-- Cross slab in porch. -- 23.4.2011

imageBUJ15.jpg
-- Cross slab in porch; probably from Garrigill church. -- 23.4.2011

imageBUJ16.jpg
-- Cross slab in porch. -- 23.4.2011

imageBUJ17.jpg
-- Cross slab in porch. -- 23.4.2011
The two pieces with floral edges are parts of the same slab.

hearsay There is a gravestone of a cobbler, with a curious inscription:-

Bulmer 1880s (1st edn 1884/Cmd) (p.504)

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- Organ. -- 25.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- Organ pipes. -- 9.7.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- Organ pipes. -- 9.7.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- The Derwentwater Clock, from Dilston Hall, given to the church by Greenwich Hospital. The dial is modern fibreglass. -- 7.7.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- The Derwentwater Clock, from Dilston Hall. -- 25.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- The Derwentwater Clock, from Dilston Hall. -- 25.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- Notice for the clock winder. -- 25.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- 7.7.2006 -- The standard of the Alston Mountaineers, or Alston Rifle Volunteers. -- Raised 1860; consolidated into 1st Cumberland Rifle Volunteers, 1880; became a volunteer battalion of the Border Regiment, 1881; etc.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- 7.7.2006 -- Board recording grant aid:- -- 'The Incorporated Society for Building & Churches GRANTED 50 A.D. 1869, TOWARDS REBUILDING THIS CHURCH, ON CONDITION THAT ALL THE SITTINGS BE FREE AND SUBJECT TO ALLOTMENT BY THE CHURCH-WARDENS ACCORDING TO LAW.'
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Augustine's Church -- Alston -- Alston Moor -- Cumbria / -- 7.7.2006 -- The coat of arms on the church gate are of the Royal Greenwich Hospital who had the Derwentwater estates confiscated after the 1745 rebellion. The incumbent used nearly always to be an ex Royal Navy chaplain.

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