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placename:- St Mary and St Michael's Church
other name:- Urswick Church
locality:- Great Urswick
parish Urswick parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- SD26827418
10Km square:- SD27
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square SD2674

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St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- 31.7.2009
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St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- 31.7.2009

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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URSWICK
site name:- Ulverston Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Furness
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old print:- Jopling 1843

Book, Sketch of Furness and Cartmel, by Charles M Jopling, published by Whittaker and Co, Ave Maria Lane, London and by Stephen Soulby, Ulverston, Cumberland, 1843.
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Print, St Mary and St Michael's Church, Urswick, Lancashire, by Charles M Jopling, published by Whittaker and Co, Ave Maria Lane, London and by Stephen Soulby, Ulverston, Cumberland, 1843.
On p.47 of a Sketch of Furness and Cartmel, by Charles M Jopling.
date:- 1843
period:- 19th century, early

incumbents:-
Fleming, Daniel le 1160
Boyvill, William de 1230
Melmerby, William de 1260
Barnard Castle, Richard de 1297
John 1351
Fisher, John 1361
Normand, William 1380
Walton, William
Woodhouse, John 1445
Harrsion, Thomas 1535
Hartley, Thomas
Sawrey, William 1546
Woodburn, Henry 1554
Dobson, Thomas 1557
Sawrey, William 1562
Sayer, James 1579
Lindow, William 1585
Marshall, Nicholas 1620
Inman, George 1660
Inman, Thomas 1681
Swainson, Richard 1696
Holme, Henry 1714
Addison, John 1747
Ashburner, William 1788
Bailes, John 1800
Ponsonby, William 1805
Forrest, Matthias 1841
Gale, James 1861
Billinge, Robert Burland 1878
Postlethwaite, Thomas Norton 1903

2 cross slab grave covers.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab gravestone. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab gravestone. -- 31.7.2009

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There is a group of coats of arms in stained glass in the window behind the altar. Their owners are identified by a chart in the church.
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- de Urswick. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- William Marshall. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- de Boyville. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Preston of Preston Patrick. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Bardsey of Bardsea. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Middleton. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Stanley. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Haryngton of Gleaston. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Newton. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Cancefield. -- 10.7.2006

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MICHAEL / / / URSWICK / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 75884 / SD2684474191
courtesy of English Heritage
Church. West tower C13, upper stage Perpendicular; chancel C13, lengthened C14; nave C14; vestry C14. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Tower has pointed west entrance with 3-light, Perpendicular window above and C15 Picta in niche; 3-light straight-headed louvred bell-openings; coped embattled parapet. 4-bay nave has gabled south porch with round-arched entrance, the inner door has relief panels dated 1909; quatrefoil above porch; 2-light Decorated windows with hood mould and stops and 2-light single- chamfered-mullioned window. North elevation has 2-light straight-headed windows with pointed lights. Chancel has coped gable and cross, 3-light east window has transom and flowing tracery; to south a lancet and 2-light window with flowing tracery flank pointed entrance; to north a 2-light Perpendicular window and vestry gabled to each and west with 2-light windows. South elevation has attached headstones of C18 and early C19. Interior: Roof 1598 (dated tie beam with initials) kingposts with arch braces and struts, butt purlins to north. West gallery 1828 on Tuscan columns paired in depth. C19 font and medieval font with rich cover dated 1921. Tower entrance has door made from decorative fragments. C18 3-decker pulpit and reconstructed pew to south side. Unchamfered chancel arch has niches to jambs and rood beam with angel supporters to cross and 2 saints, by A. Millar of Guild of Handicrafts, 1910. Also by Guild the richly decorated organ case, east panelling and reredos with C18 Last Supper, stalls, vestry door, south door, pulpit tester and credence table, etc. Chancel also has pillar piscina, squint and C18 brass floor plates and C13 grave slab. Nave has C19 and C20 stained glass; chancel has C19 and medieval armorial stained glass and fragments.

placename:- Church of St Mary and St Michael
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD26847419
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GALE MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 23.5 METRES SOUTH OF ST MARY'S CHURCH / / / URSWICK / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75886 / SD2682374154
courtesy of English Heritage
Monument in square enclosure. Early C19. Ashlar. Enclosure has low wall, railings and gate missing. Square plinth has square sarcophagus with urn finial. Oval panels record members of the Gale family, dates of death 1816-1903.

other name:- Gale Monument
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- monument
coordinates:- SD26827415
person:- : Gale Family
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Great Urswick
coordinates:- SD269742

photographs
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- New ringing chamber. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Bellrope and sally. -- 31.7.2009

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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Notice about the bells. -- 31.7.2009

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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Three of the bells, out of the tower; dated 1711 1420 1724, ie bells 2 and 3 and one presumably broken up. -- 31.7.2009

Dove data number of bells: 4
weight of tenor: 8 cwt 2 qtr 19 lb (971lbs)
pitch of tenor: A (861Hz)
scale:-
A, B, C sharp, D
First 4 notes; intervals TTS; A major.
Bell1 cast by John Taylor and Co, 1907; 2 by Abraham Rudhall, 1711; 3 possibly by John Bery about 1460; 4 by John Taylor and Co, 1955.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

notes The oldest bell of the four is the Harrington Bell; inscribed:-
[MARIA / WILHELMUS DE HARYNGTON DOMINUS DE ALDINGHAM ET DOMINA MARGARETA UXOR EJUS]
Sir William Harrington was a standard bearer at the Battle of Agincourt, he died 1458. The bell was a gift to Conishead Priory; it may have been purchased from there after the Dissolution, about 1536.
:: St Mary and St Michael's Church Great Urswick, Cumbria::: leaflet available in church

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 Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Three decker pulpit. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Organ, carving by Alec Miller, Chipping Camden Guild of Craftsmen, 1910s. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Organ, carving detail. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Organ, carving detail with coat of arms and signature:- -- 'A Miller 1910' -- 11.11.2011
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Organ, carving detail, a portative organ. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Mothers Union banner. -- 11.11.2011
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial and coat of arms, Malachi James Cranke, died 1909 -- 11.11.2011
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Faculty for John Addison to be curate here, 1743. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Carving, Mater Dolorosa, said to be from Furness Abbey. -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- The Tunwini Cross. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- The Tunwini Cross. -- 31.7.2009
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- The Tunwini Cross; W G Collingwood interpreted the runes:- -- 'This cross Tunwini erected in memory of Torhtred a monument to his Lord pray for the [his] soul' -- 10.7.2006
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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Drawing of a cross, by Collingwood. -- 11.11.2011

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button to large St Mary and St Michael's Church -- Great Urswick -- Urswick -- Cumbria / -- Watercolour, early 20th century? -- 11.11.2011

hearsay The local people have a rushbearing procession on the feast day of St Michael, 29 September.

button   ring of bells, Egremont
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