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placename:- St Michael's Church
other name:- Lowther Church
locality:- Lowther Park
parish Lowther parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY51902446
10Km square:- NY52
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY5124

photograph

St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 29.9.2005
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St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 29.9.2005

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

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
CROSS SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74351 / NY5190724443
courtesy of English Heritage
Churchyard cross, latterly a sundial. C12. Pink sandstone. Stepped socket stone, split and clamped together. Shaft has chamfered edges, the now flat top with C18 brass sundial plate without inscription or gnomon. See RCHM, Westmorland, 1936, plate 37.

placename:- Cross South of Church of St Michael
district:- Eden
listed building -- cross
coordinates:- NY51902444
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 74350 / NY5190424454
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish church. C12 and Cl3 with extensive late C17 rebuilding; C19 alterations and additions. Partly-rendered sandstone rubble walls with eaves cornice and raised red sandstone quoins. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables. 4-bay nave with west porch and aisles; central square 3-storey tower with north and south transepts; single-bay chancel. Nave is externally late C17 with moulded-surround windows in aisles and in clerestory. C19 gabled stone porch. Tower is partly medieval and in late C17 had a domed cupola, removed in C19 and replaced by an extra storey and a battlemented parapet. C19 triple lancet windows. Transepts are late C17, that to south with Lowther arms in pediment. Line of original transept roof can be seen in tower wall above. Chancel has C17 priest's doorway and tall round-headed windows, 2 in east wall. North vestry. Interior of porch has free-standing remains of 3 hog-back coffin lids and a saxon cross shaft. Interior: north arcade has 3 C12 round piers with carved capitals, supporting round arches. Similar round arches of south arcade are supported by C13 octagonal piers. Font c.1686 inscribed TA. Various marble wall plaques to members of the Lowther family and C20 heraldic stained glass in south windows. Pointed tower arch. Hanoverian Royal Arms of the 3rd period (1816-37) on gallery and pater boards above. In the south transept are elaborate monuments to various members of the Lowther family: an alabaster effigy of Sir Richard Lowther 1608, with accompanying wall-mounted heraldic plaque; John Viscount Lowther 1700, marble effigy and wall plaque; elaborate wall plaque of 2 busts with garlands and railed backdrop to John Lowther and Lord Lowther 1675. More C19 and C20 marble and brass monuments and wall plaques to members of the Lowther family in south transept and in chancel. Dado panelling looks C17 but altar rail is C19 imitating C17. See RCHM, Westmorland, 1936, plates 13, 44, 96 and 138.

placename:- Church of St Michael
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY51902445
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
MOUNTING BLOCK AT EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74352 / NY5193024458
courtesy of English Heritage
Mounting block. Late C17. Red sandstone. Steps at either side of rectangular structure rising to square mounting stone. An unusual feature in Cumbrian churchyards and probably provided for the Earls of Lonsdale.
district:- Eden
listed building -- mounting block
coordinates:- NY51932445
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GATE PIERS AND GATES SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74355 / NY5191224348
courtesy of English Heritage
Gate piers and gates at churchyard entrance. Late C17 piers with C20 gates. Red sandstone ashlar and wrought iron. 2 rusticated piers with moulded caps. Scrolled iron gates. Adjoining wall is not of interest. Listed for group value with Church of St Michael.
district:- Eden
listed building -- gate piers; gate
coordinates:- NY51912434
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
LOWTHER MAUSOLEUM SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74353 / NY5189524380
courtesy of English Heritage
Mausoleum for the Lowther family. Dated AD 1857 over entrance, for William, second Earl of Lonsdale. Calciferous sandstone ashlar with polished Shap granite panels. Rectangular 3-bay chamber over basement. Front has steps down to double panelled doors in pointed arch. Above is a similar doorway with glazed panel doors, under Lowther arms. Battlemented shaped parapet and octagonal angle turrets, the caps with numerous carved heads and surmounted by griffins. Return walls have recesses with pointed granite panels under shaped parapet with 3 blank shields. Rear steps up to flagged walk around. Rear 4-light pointed-arched window. Inside is a marble seated figure of the 2nd Earl by E.B. Stephens 1863, nine years before his death.

other name:- Lowther Mausoleum
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY51892438
person:- : Lowther Family
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
HEARSE HOUSE NORTH OF CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74354 / NY5189024487
courtesy of English Heritage
Hearse house. Late C18 or early C19. Red sandstone rubble walls partly rendered, under graduated greenslate roof with lead hips and wooden louvred cupola. Small square building in north corner of churchyard. Central double plank doors in segmental arches; no other openings.
district:- Eden
listed building -- hearse house
coordinates:- NY51892448
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

incumbents:-
Capella, William de 1320
Wells, Walter de 1362
Bone, John 1379
Raby, John de 1425
Cleveland, Thomas
Wharton, John 1465
Fairfax, Thomas 1579
Lowther, Leonard 1586
Trasdale, John 1640
Smith, William 1676 (before)
Threlkeld, Richard 1676
Holme, Richard 1694
Robinson, Hugh 1738
Lowther, Henry 1763
Lowther, William 1769
Satterthwaite, James 1814
Jackson, William 1828
Tylecote, T B 1878

photographs
The background is black for a bachelor, probably for Henry Lowther, 3rd viscount Lonsdale, died 12 March 1751, unmarried. The coat of arms is Lowther:-
Motto:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, Lonsdale. -- 11.6.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass, war memorial, World War II, and memorial to the Earl of Lonsdale, about 1945 -- 11.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass, war memorial, World War II, and memorial to the Earl of Lonsdale, about 1945 -- 11.6.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 18.7.2010

photographs
The church has a remarkable range of Lowther family memorials.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 29.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- (The skull appears to have been stolen since.) -- 29.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 29.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Lonsdale tomb in the churchyard. -- 29.9.2005
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Statue of William, Earl of Lonsdale, 1863 in the Lowther tomb. -- 29.9.2005

old print:- Calverley 1899

Notes on the Early Sulptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, edited by W G Collingwood, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1899.
In the church:-
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Photographs by W L Fletcher.
There are two other hogback gravestones still in situ, close to the Lowther mausoleum.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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 Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 4.1.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 6.2.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms on the outside of the church. -- 29.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, George III? after 1816 -- 29.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Organ -- 11.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Organ -- 11.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Organ -- 11.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Organ -- 11.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- Organ pumps; hand pump and motor in the box in the foreground. -- 11.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Lowther Park -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- The tiny gravestone of Mary Clark, almost hidden by the steps of the Lonsdale tomb. -- 29.9.2005

button   cross, Muncaster
button   ring of bells, Arlecdon
button   ring of bells, Brough
button   ring of bells, Shap
button   ring of bells, Workington
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 1
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 2
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 3
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 4
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 5
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 6
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 7
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 8
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 9
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 10
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 11
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 12
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 13
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 14
button   sundial, Barton
button   sundial, Bowness-on-Solway
button   sundial, Brough
button   sundial, Lowther
button   sundial, Muncaster
button   sundial, Skelton
button   sundial, Workington
button   war memorial, Brough
button   war memorial, Dalston
button   war memorial, Lamplugh

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