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placename:- St John's Church
other name:- Melmerby Church
locality:- Melmerby
parish Ousby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY61103744
10Km square:- NY63
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY6137

photograph

St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- 30.5.2007
photograph

St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- 26.3.2010

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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MELMERBY
site name:- Kirkoswald Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Carlisle
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST / / MELMERBY / OUSBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73228 / NY6110237444
courtesy of English Heritage
Church, founded C13 but extensively restored in C19. Medieval stonework survives in north and end walls; coursed, squared rubble. C19 work of sandstone blocks. Plinth, string, and moulded eaves; stepped buttressing. Graduated slate roof with stone copings, gabled kneelers, and C19 apex crosses. Single cell plan with 3-stage tower added to north-west corner in 1848. Gabled porch moved from west end and rebuilt on south side in 1895; blocked medieval door on north side. Some medieval windows, others C19. Internally, nave originally divided by 2 rows of piers, now open with offset chancel arch. Piscina in south wall of chancel has damaged octofoil drain; tomb-slab in chancel is carved with crocketed cross, sword, and coat of arms.

placename:- Church of St John the Baptist
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY61103744
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CROSS BASE TO SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST / / / OUSBY / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73229 / NY6111737437
courtesy of English Heritage
Medieval cross base, round in plan, with stump of rectangular cross-shaft surviving in socket.
district:- Eden
listed building -- cross
coordinates:- NY61113743
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photocopy Whitehead 1894:-
vol.13 p.213

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vol.13 p.214

image t1013214.jpg
Whitehead, H: 1894 (?): Church Bells in Leath Ward, part III: TransCWAAS: vol.13: pp.194-217

photographs
The background, all black, is for a widower, Thomas Pattenson, Melmerby Hall, died 1811, widower of Barbara Grainger. The coat of arms is, Pattenson:-
impaling Harris:-
Motto:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, Thomas Pattenson. -- 30.5.2007

photographs
The background, dexter black, is for a married man, John Pattenson, Melmerby Hall, died 1817, husband of Mary Anna Frances Antoinetta Harris. The coat of arms is, Pattenson:-
impaling Grainger:-
Motto:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, John Pattenson. -- 30.5.2007

photographs
The background, dexter black, and a lozenge shape, for a widow, Mary Anna Frances Antoinetta widow of John Pattenson, Melmerby Hall, died 1837. The coat of arms is, Pattenson:-
impaling Harris:-
Motto:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, Mary Pattenson ms Harris. -- 30.5.2007

4 cross slab grave covers; 3 in sanctuary floor, 1 outside south wall.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 28.9.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 28.9.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 28.9.2012

incumbents:-
Gervase 1303
Berneston, Thomas de 1332
Blythe, Thomas de 1342
Mansergh, John de 1342
Cromwell, Roger de 1343
Bromfield, Robert de 1346
Wakefield, Henry de 1359
Pullhowe, William de 1359
Threlkeld, George 1572
Warwick, George 1609
Hutton, Lancelot 1641
Singleton, Richard 1664
Thirkeld, William 1684
Lindsey, William 1701
Pattenson, Lancelot 1739
Jameson, John 1759
Slee, John 1821
Pattenson, Robert Cane 1844
Pittar, Arthur Charles 1881
Craig, Walter Yelverton 1897
Glover, James Rodolph 1907
Atkinson, George 1910

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Melmerby Church, SE view, St John's Church, Melmerby, Ousby, Cumberland, by Samuel Bough, late 19th century.
Long low stone church standing beside which are tombs and gravestones.
inscribed at bottom centre:-
Melmerby Church, S.E.

placename:- Melmerby Church
date:- 1840=1878
period:- 19th century, late

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.
Lost:-
... the remains of an old cross which was broken up some years ago. BUT: this was a fallen finial cross off the church roof.
There was once, perhaps, an old cross near the churcchyard gate.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Harmonium, made by Mason and Hamlin. -- 26.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Harmonium, made by Mason and Hamlin. -- 26.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- Funerary plate, Thomas Dennison d.1796 et al. -- 26.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- 28.9.2012

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