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St Nicholas, Lazonby
St Nicholas's Church
Lazonby Church
locality:-   Lazonby
civil parish:-   Lazonby (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   NY54913975
1Km square:-   NY5439
10Km square:-   NY53
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

BJU18.jpg (taken 26.8.2005)  
BSC37.jpg (taken 5.2.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 40 10) 
placename:-  St Nicholas' Church
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"St Nicholas' Church (Vicarage) / Grave yard"

evidence:-   old map:- Nurse 1918
source data:-   Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 2nd edn 1939.
item:-  JandMN : 27
Image © see bottom of page

 stained glass

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Church of St Nicholas
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS / / / LAZONBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74319 / NY5491239762"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Parish Church. 1863 for Eleanor Maclean by Anthony Salvin on medieval site. Coursed red and calciferous Lazonby sandstone with flush quoins, on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials. 3-bay nave with north aisle, south porch and west square 3-storey tower; 2-bay chancel with north vestry. Tower has west 3-light plate-tracery window, upper-floor lancets and south clock face; large 2-light bell opening flanked by cusped side panels, all with pointed heads under hoodmoulds. Battlemented parapet and north projecting angle stair turret. Porch has studded plank door in pbinted arch. Nave has flat-headed 2-light windows with cusped heads and right similar single window with rounded head. Aisle has 2-light cusped-head windows. Vestry has steps up to priests doorway with shouldered arch; cusped-headed windows and 3-light east window with plate-tracery. Interior has 3-bay arcade of pointed arches on round columns. Open timber roof. Carved tracery screens in tower arch, baptistry and chancel. Doors carved with panels of scrolled leaves. Carved oak pulpit on octagonal stone base. Carved oak eagle lectern."

evidence:-   old print:- Calverley 1899
item:-  cross
source data:-   South side of the church:-
... medieval high cross ... 

 ring of bells

 cross slabs


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

BSC38.jpg  Organ.
(taken 5.2.2010)  
BUL53.jpg  Organ.
(taken 29.4.2011)  
BWW88.jpg  Banner.
(taken 20.7.2012)  

BJU20.jpg  Preaching cross, missing its head, in the graveyard.
(taken 26.8.2005)  
BSC29.jpg  Funerary plate on a gravestone; Elizabeth and Caile Birbeck and a son, early 19th century.
(taken 5.2.2010)  
BWW89.jpg (taken 20.7.2012)  

BUL43.jpg  Turret clock, made by Moore and Sons, 1865.
(taken 29.4.2011)  
BUL44.jpg  Turret clock, repeater dial:-
"MADE BY / JOHN MOORE &SONS, / CLERKENWELL / LONDON / 1865" (taken 29.4.2011)  
BUL45.jpg  Turret clock notice:-

There was a church here in 1272 when Sir Hugh Morvill gave it to Lanercost Priory. The present church was built by the McLean Family, Lazonby Hall, 1864-66.
Church registers date back to 1538; a list of rectors goes back to 1272, when the church was granted to Lanercost Priory; there is documentary evidence for a church as far back as 1167.

: : church leaflet

person:-    : St Nicholas
place:-   Lazonby / Carlisle Diocese

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