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placename:- St Michael and All Angels Church
other name:- Nether Wasdale Church
other name:- Wasdale Church
locality:- Strands
locality:- Nether Wasdale
parish Nether Wasdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY12480407
10Km square:- NY10
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY1204


St Michael and All Angels Church -- Strands -- Nether Wasdale -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- 11.5.2009

St Michael and All Angels Church -- Strands -- Nether Wasdale -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- (The builders are still 'in') -- 11.5.2009

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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United benefice with Wastdale, but separate parish.
site name:- Gosforth Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Furness
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 114:-
... and passing the church,- so small and domestic-looking as to appear like a house, ...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHAPEL OF ST BEES / / / WASDALE / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 76280 / NY1248404074
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish Church, originally Chapel of St Bees (dedication uncertain). Said to date from C15; north aisle added 1830. Later additions and alterations. Pebble-dashed rubble. Graduated slate roof with outshut to north aisle; stone copings with bellcote to west end and apex cross to east. Single cell with north aisle. Single storey. Plank door with window to left and 2 to right, all 2-light. Interior: North arcade of elliptical arches carried between monolithic stone columns with stop chamfers and octagonal caps. Similar plaster transverse arches to main body of church springing from corbels bearing winged heads. Decorative plaster bosses to each bay, some foliate, others with open bible, star of David and (over altar) dove in sunburst. Royal coat-of-arms of George III, in plaster on west wall, suggests early C19 date for plasterwork. Richly carved panelling behind altar is C17, brought from York Minster after 1829 fire there; pulpit to left has similar carving. C19 texts on wall to either side of east window; remains of C18 texts on south wall.

placename:- Chapel of St Bees
district:- Copeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY12480407
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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

tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Strands -- Nether Wasdale -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- Royal coat of arms, George III. -- 11.5.2009

hearsay The maypole in the churchyard was set up to commemorate the jubilee of Victoria, 1897.

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