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placename:- St Andrew's Church
other name:- Dent Church
locality:- Dent
parish Dent parish, once in Yorkshire
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- SD70518704
10Km square:- SD78

1Km square SD7087

photograph

St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- 23.9.2005
photograph

St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- 13.11.2009

old print:- Thompson 1894

Guide book, An Illustrated Guide to Sedbergh, Garsdale, and Dent, by W Thompson, Sedbergh, published by Richard Jackson, Commercial Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1894.
thumbnail THP132, button to large image
Print, engraving, Dent Church ie St Andrew's Church, Dent, Yorkshire, published by Richard Jackson, Commercial Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1894.
On p.110 of An Illustrated Guide to Sedbergh, Garsdale, and Dent, by W Thompson.
date:- 1894
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Thompson 1894

Guide book, An Illustrated Guide to Sedbergh, Garsdale, and Dent, by W Thompson, Sedbergh, published by Richard Jackson, Commercial Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1894.
thumbnail THP133, button to large image
Print, engraving, Dent Church, Interior as Restored, ie St Andrew's Church, Dent, Yorkshire, by S A Symington, published by Richard Jackson, Commercial Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1894.
On p.114 of An Illustrated Guide to Sedbergh, Garsdale, and Dent, by W Thompson.
printed at lower right:-
[S] A. S

placename:- St Andrew's Church
date:- 1894
period:- 19th century, late

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW / / MAIN STREET / DENT / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 484410 / SD7052587039
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish church. Probably C12, enlarged and remodelled in early C16, with some fabric believed to be Norman; tower said to have been added in later C18; much renewed in 1889. Mixed random rubble with quoins; stone slate roof to nave, copper roofs to aisles. Mostly simple Perpendicular style. PLAN: nave and chancel in one, with full-length north and south aisles, south porch and west tower.
EXTERIOR: the square unbuttressed tower, with an embattled parapet, has a square-headed doorway in the south side, a small window in the west side and small 2-light belfry windows with cusped lights and stone louvres. A lean-to in its north angle (continued form the north aisle) has a round-headed doorway with a stone slate drip-band over it. The nave has 4 clerestory windows of 2 round-headed lights and the chancel continues with two 3-light clerestory windows which have cusped lights, all these windows with hoodmoulds. The south aisle has a gabled porch at the west end with a round-headed doorway moulded in 2 orders and a C19 2-centred arched inner doorway; and 5 tall square-headed mullioned windows of various sizes (a buttress between the 3rd and 4th windows), all with round-headed lights: a 2-light window next to the porch, with Perpendicular tracery in the head, a tall 3-light window and a shorter 3-light window, all variously restored, then 2 original C16 3-light windows. All these windows have hoodmoulds with dropped ends and the second one has mask stops. Below the 4th window is a small round-headed priest door. The north aisle has a blocked round-headed doorway to the 1st bay, with a chamfered surround, a square 2-light mullioned window above and to the left, and then four tall 3-light windows with hoodmoulds, like those of the south aisle. The east end has a large segmental-headed 5-light east window with a transom flanked by 3-light windows, all these windows restored.
INTERIOR: 3+3 bay nave and chancel arcades of 2-centred double-chamfered arches, the former (probably early C13) with 2 cylindrical columns between octagonal terminal piers which appear to have been designed for different arcading (and those at the west end partly enclosed by the masonry of the tower, which has no opening), and the latter (probably C16) with octagonal columns. The 2 eastern bays have balustraded screens to the choir (probably C19); the choir and chancel are paved on 2 levels with polished Dent marble in black and white chequer pattern. Octagonal oak pedestal pulpit with lozenges in the side panels, bracketed desk with carved frieze including raised lettering "M T 1614", and a sounding-board. The south aisle contains 5 original C17 box pews with carved decoration, some with initials and dates, and early C18 benches with fielded panel backs and initials worked in metal studs; and the north aisle has early C18 enclosed side-benches in 2 tiers, with a late C17 box pew at each end. Wall monuments: in the south aisle, 2 early C18 pedimented sandstone aedicules with fluted pilasters and dentilled entablatures (now laminating and the tablets illegible), a marble wall tablet commemorating Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873, Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge University) and another commemorating his son (vicar of Dent); in the north aisle, a pair of marble wall tablets to members of the Sill family of West House (now known as Whernside Manor, qv), including John Sill "of Providence in the Island of Jamaica", d.1774, and another to Emma, widow of General Brownrigg (d.1815 at Broadfield House, qv).

placename:- Church of St Andrew
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD70528703
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GATEWAY TO SOUTH SIDE OF CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST ANDREW / / MAIN STREET / DENT / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 484411 / SD7051287003
courtesy of English Heritage
Gateway to churchyard. Probably later C18 or early C19. Sandstone piers and wrought-iron gate. A pair of simple round-topped piers and one large wrought-iron gate with round bars and dog-bars which all have double scrolls at the tops, the dog-bars passing through an arched brace, and the top of the gate surmounted by a segmental arch with pendent scrolled strap and pierced by an arrow-head finial with scrolled decoration to the shaft. Forms group with Church of St Andrew (qv), Sedgwick Cottage (qv), Sedgwick Fountain (qv) and Ivy Cottage (qv).
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- gateway
coordinates:- SD70518700
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass; memorial to John Sedgwick, vicar 1822-59, erected 1892. -- 13.11.2009

incumbents:-
Robert 1290 (about)
Holme, J 1451
Sides, W 1505
Man, T 1595
Leake, R 1604 (about)
Tennant, J 1608
Waller, W 1645
Hunter, T 1671
Rumney, M 1717
Vanbrugh, R 1758
Sedgwick, R 1768
Sedgwick, J 1822
Sedgwick, R 1859
Lewis, J 1885
Hayden, J 1891
Curwen, E 1910

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Bradford Diocese
locality:- Dent
coordinates:- SD705871

hearsay Adam Sedgwick remembered the church tower being built, about 1787? And when the tower was opened, with the bells ringing:-
A young man, named Thomas Batty, took me from the nurse's arms, and carried me up the ladders of the steeple to shew me the bells while they were ringing their merry peal. However sweet the bells might be at a proper distance, their noise was terrific and enough to tear the bones of the head asunder when the ear was in the same room with them. So I kicked with my little feet against the breast of the bearer, and he soon took me down and restored me to my nirse's arms.
Church bells were used to give notice of 'news'. Adam Sedgwick heard the bells of Sedbergh, and being told what they were for, got the news of the victory of the Battle of Waterloo, 1815, from the postman, hurried to Dent and announced the news in the market place:-
... I read, at the highest pitch of my voice, the news from the Gazette Extraordinary to the anxious crowd which pressed around me. After the tumultuous cheers had somewhat subsided, I said, 'Let us thank God for this great victory, and let the six bells give us a merry peal.' As I spoke these words an old weather-beaten soldier who stood under me said, 'It is great news, and it is good news, if it brings us peace. Yes,' continued the old soldier, 'let the six bells ring merrily, but it has been a fearful struggle: and how many aching hearts will there be when the list of killed and wounded becomes known to the mothers, wives and daughters of those who fought and bled for us! But the news is good, and let the six bells ring merrily.'
But by the 1860s the bells were silent of 'news', Adam Sedgwick:-
... when I revisited the home of my early life, the bells were as silent as the grave; because the inhabitants grudged the little fee which in former times had been paid to the ringers. ...

photographs
Wood and iron from the bell frame, broken up during restoration work, 2009.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- 1.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- 1.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- 1.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- 1.7.2009

Dove data number of bells: 6
weight of tenor: 8 cwt 0 qtr 0 lb (about 900lbs)
pitch of tenor: A
scale:-
A, B, C sharp, D, E, F sharp
First 6 notes; intervals TTSTT; A major.
Unringable
Bells cast by William Mears, 1787.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

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 Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Organ. -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Organ. -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, George III, 1792 -- 23.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to Adam Sedgwick, born in Dent, 1785, professor of geology, Cambridge University, died 1873. -- 23.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Memorial with coat of arms of the Danvers Family. -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms of the Danvers Family; Augustus Fennell Danvers, died 1869. -- 28.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms of the Mason Family; George Pendril Mason, died 1880. -- 28.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Dent Marble, belemnite or crinoidal limestone, in the floor of the choir. -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Gravestone to Wilam Holm, 1731. -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Church gate, -- SD70518701 -- 31.5.2013

photographs
The church retains a number of old box pews.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Box pew. -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Box pews, inscribed:- -- 'EW 1693' -- 23.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Box pew inscribed:- -- 'CBW MIHI 1706 IS THT C' -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Box pew inscribed:- -- 'CBW MIHI 1706 IS THT C' -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Box pew inscribed:- -- 'GG LG 1685' -- 13.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Box pew inscribed:- -- '[ ] LG 1685' -- 13.11.2009

photographs
There is an ld desk standing in one of the side aisles.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Desk. -- 28.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Andrew's Church -- Dent -- Dent -- Cumbria / -- Inkwell:- -- 'SARACEN FOUNDRY / MACFARLANE'S PATENT / GLASGOW' -- 28.1.2011

hearsay Norman foundation; rebuilt 1417; rebuilt after an earthquake, 1590.
: 2000=2009 (?): Discover Dent Village: Dent Business Forum

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