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placename:- St Michael and All Angels Church
other name:- Hawkshead Church
locality:- Hawkshead
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- SD35199806
10Km square:- SD39
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square SD3598

The walls awere adorned by James Addison from Hornby, Lancashire, about 1680; designs were partly repainted and perhaps damaged by William Mackreth, Hawkshead, 1711-12; whitewashed over 1790s; discover, then repainted by William Bolton, Hawkshead, 1876; restored under the supervision of Janet Lenton, 1955.
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St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- 16.9.2005
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St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- 16.9.2005

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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HAWKSHEAD
site name:- Ambleside Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Michael's Church, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photograph / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Michael's Church, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, St Michael's Church, nave, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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 29:-
...
The parish church of Hawkshead is ancient; its appearance is venerable; and it stands, as a church should do, in full view of the country round,- of the valley in which Esthwaite Water lies. Elizabeth Smith lies buried there; and there is a tablet to her memory in the churchyard. ...
person:- : Smith, Elizabeth
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 16:-
[Hawkshead} ... The church, dedicated to Saint Michael, appears to be of an early age, and stands upon an eminence commanding a prospect of the lake [Esthwaite Water] and valley. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 146:-
...
The church is situated upon a high hill close to the town, (or rather within it,) its vicarial worth about 160 pounds per annum, and the present incumbent is Mr Brathwaite of Bellmont, ... In the church-yard is a stone with the following inscription upon it:
   In memory of Banks Robinson, late of High-Wray, who departed this life 17th October 1782, in the 85th year of his age:
...
person:- clergyman : Brathwaite, Mr
person:- : Robinson, Banks
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Probably dates from late 15th early 16th century, improved in the time of Elizabeth I.; various improvements, especially 1700s-20s; etc.
Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 55:-
... Hawkshead, which stands under a mountain, at the upper end of a narrow valley. The church is seated on the front of an eminence that commands the vale, which is floated with
ESTHWAITE-WATER,
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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:- Lancashire
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS / / / HAWKSHEAD / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 76819 / SD3520198059
courtesy of English Heritage
Church. Late C15 or early C16, north aisle rebuilt 1578, clerestory c.1578, vestry and hearse house c.1793. Stone rubble with slate roof. Single vessel nave and chancel; aisles and chapels under lean-to roofs; west tower and north-west vestry. Tower has west pointed entrance, 2-light single-chamfered- mullioned window above, and straight-headed louvred bell opening; top cornice and embattled parapet with angle pinnacles rebuilt 1875. To south a small window with clock face above, below bell opening. Vestry under lean-to roof to north of tower has 3-light mullioned windows, the mullions rounded, the lights elliptical-headed; segmental-pointed entrance to hearse house below. North aisle has similar windows of 3 lights with label moulds, western bay has entrance with elliptical-head; jambs roll moulded and arch rusticated; gabled porch of 1933. North chapel has east window of 3 lights and 5-light north window similar to those in aisle; western entrance has canted head, roll-mould and flanking hollows and Sandys arms over, with initials: IS, and date: 1578, label mould and small canopy. North clerestory has 4 windows of 3 lights with wooden mullions. Chancel has window of 1893, of 5 lights with Perpendicular tracery. South aisle has 3 straight-headed windows with cusped lights and hollow-chamfered mullions, the 1st of 3 lights with label, the 2nd of 2 lights, the 3rd of 3 lights, the 1st and 3rd probably of 1875. Chapel has pointed entrance, now window and 2-light window with label mould; east 3-light hollow-chamfered mullioned window. Part of cusped window head to left of former entrance. Clerestory has 4 windows of 3 segmental-headed lights. Datestone (possibly renewed) has date 1633 under cable mould (probably date of south windows). Interior has 5-bay arcades, simple segmental arches on round piers, no capitals or bases, all heavily plastered, with whitewash and painted decoration to extradoses and pier heads by J.S. Addison c.1680. Piers to south slightly square. Roof has tie beam and collar trusses; aisles have chamfered principal rafters and purlins, those to north chapel with mouldings. Nave and aisles, have wall paintings: texts in ornamental surrounds; by J. Addison c.1680; some possibly restored by W. Mackreth, 1711, also list of church wardens for that year on intrados in north arcade. Paintings to outer aisle walls and 2 in nave repainted by W. Bolton, 1876, also that to west wall. Wall monuments to nave clerestories. West wall has 2 Rawlinson monuments from church of St Dionis Backchurch, London. Daniel, died 1679 and Sir Thomas, died 1706, both elaborate, with columns, entablatures, cherubs and cartouches. In north chapel a chest tomb, William and Margaret Sandys, with recumbent effigies, dated 1578. Screens to north chapel, east wall panelling, stalls, pulpit, font, 1875. Late C19 stained glass to east and south.

placename:- Church of St Michael and All Saints
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD35209805
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Hawkshead Church, ie St Michael's Church, Lancashire, published 1870.
On p.78 of Furness, Past and Present.
printed at bottom:-
HAWKSHEAD CHURCH.

placename:- Hawkshead Church
date:- 1870
period:- 19th century, late

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Translated by Dr J E Sandys, public orator at St John's College, Cambridge:-
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incumbents:-
Tayleyor, John (?) 1512
Heashagh, John (?) 1538
Kirkby, John (? et al) 1548
Dickeson, Nicholas (?) 1562
Magson, Peter (?) 1580 & 1585
Magson, Francis 1616
Kempe, William 1647 (?)
Crow, Charles & Crew, Charles (?) 1653 (?)
Booth, John 1656 (?)
Edmondson, Christopher 1657
Nicholson, Henry 1675
Bell, Thomas 1680
Swainson, Richard 1713
Bordley, William 1720
Harrison, John 1742
Braithwaite, Reginald 1762
Rees, John 1810
Park, George 1813
Law, Patrick Comerford 1829
Cooper, Lovick 1830
Park, George 1834
Greenall, Richard 1865
Allen, John 1875
Oak, Edward William 1892
Irving, Thomas Henry 1909

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Hawkshead
coordinates:- SD352981

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Rung by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers.
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Ringing chamber, bell ropes. -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, the first peal on the bells, 1911 -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Plain Bob Triples 1973 and 1974. -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, 25200 changes of Grandsire Triples 1995. -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Plain Bob Triples 1988, and Grandsire Triples 1990. -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Grandsire Triples 1964. -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Bob Major 1958. -- 14.2.2010
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Plain Bob 1949. -- 14.2.2010
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Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 7 cwt 3 qtr 1 lb (869lbs)
pitch of tenor: G sharp (820Hz)
scale:-
G sharp, A sharp, B sharp, C sharp, D sharp, E sharp, Fx, G sharp
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; G sharp major.
Bells 1-2 cast by John Taylor and Co, 1958; 3-6 and 8 by James Harrison, 1765; 7 perhaps by J Stevenson, 1810.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

references Handley, Diana: 1983: Notes on Furness Branch Bells::: inscriptions and history

notes Up to 1765 the church had a ring of 3 bells; they were replaced by a ring of 6 cast and hung by James Harrison, Barrow, Lincolnshire, 1765. Two old bells were taken in part payment, the other was sold to Samuel Irton, Irton Hall. Bell 5 was recast 1810. All bearings were renewed in 1876, and the bells quarter turned in 1911. The wooden bell frame was replaced by iron, and two bells added, 1958. A peal of Bob Major was rung to celebrate the new ring of 8.

Treble, foundry mark of John Taylor and Co; inscribed:-
[Ad maiorem Dei gloriam atque in piam memoriam / Edwini Del Sandys - x - XIX Feb. MDCCCXCVII / Clarissae Marion Sandys - x - II Nov. MCMXLIII / Mervyni Keats sandys - x - XXII-XXIII Oct. MCMXIV / hanc campanam faciendam curavit / Georgius Owen sandys A.D. MCMLVIII.]
Bell 2, foundry mark of John Taylor and Co; inscribed:-
[Vivos voco mortuos plango / in Nomine Patris Filii et Spiritus Sancti / A.D. MCMLVIII.]
Bell 3, which was the treble of the ring of 6, cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[Awake, awake, day is restored, / Awake, arise, to praise the Lord, / Reguard, look to, the peal I lead.]
Bell 4 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[We to the first must take good heed.]
Bell 5 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[In the third place I take my swing.]
Bell 6 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[I mind the third when we do ring.]
Bell 7 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[In the fifth place I give my sound.]
Tenor cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[I close the peal, ring the bells round.]
Thompson, T W: 1974 (4th edn): Hawkshead Church Chapelry and Parish: Hawkshead PCC:: leaflet available in church

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James Addison, Hornby, Lancashire, was invited to clean the church walls and:-
which he did in 1680. William Mackerath, Hawkshead, repained some in 1711-12, added the list of churchwardens, and a new sentance near the pulpit which has the dialect t' for the. All were whitewashed over in 1794, but revelaed again in 1875.
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Churchwardens 1711. -- 14.2.2010

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
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Organ, by Rushworth and Dreaper, Liverpool, 1965 -- 16.9.2005
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest. -- 20.9.2013
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Radiator. -- 20.9.2013
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Radiator, made by G B Wansbrough and Son, Barrow-in-Furness. -- 20.9.2013
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Weathervane in memory of Mervyn E M Sandys of Graythwaite Hall, 1915-95. -- 16.9.2005

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A statute 18 Charles II c.4, 1666-67, and a more strictly enforced statute 30 Charles II c.3, 1778-79, were passed to encourage the wool trade by ordering that burial should be in wool.
An affidavit was made at each burial that the law had been complied with; a penalty of 5 was imposed on the estate of the deceased and anyone connected with the burial.
The acts were repealed by George II, 1814, though it had long been disregarded.
There are more than 200 of the old affidavits in the church safe, dated up to about 1696.
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button to large St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Affidavit, burial in wool. -- 29.9.2013

Thompson, T W: 1994 (6th edn) & 1956: Hawkshead Church Chapelry and Parish: Hawkshead PCC (Hawkshead, Cumbria)

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