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placename:- St Michael's Church
other name:- Workington Church
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NX99722894
10Km square:- NX92
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NX9928

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St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2007
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St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 2.9.2009

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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ST. MICHAEL'S
site name:- Cockermouth and Workington Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL / / / WORKINGTON / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 72305 / NX9973428956
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish Church. C12 tower, nave rebuilt in 1770 and after a fire in 1888 by Bassett Smith and James Howes. Hammer-dressed pink and calciferous sandstone, the rebuilding of similar material but with red sandstone quoins, string course and battlemented parapet with crocketed finials, all on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials. West 3-storey tower with 9-bay nave and aisles; single-bay chancel with north vestry. Tower base is C12 with upper storeys of 1770. Elliptical-arched west doorway under Perpendicular- style overlight. Painted west clock face with Roman numerals under Perpendicular- style bell openings. Nave and aisles are wholly 1888 with traceried 2- and 3-light windows on 2 levels. Chancel has large traceried east window. Single- storey polygonal vestry. Interior of tower/porch has medieval pedestal font with octagonal carved bowl. C12 tower arch has broach-stopped hollow chamfer. Built-in C12 cushion capital, medieval slab and cross fragments. Various C19 wall plaques. Interior of nave has barrel roof with braces. 4-bay aisles. C19 gallery. Variety of late C19 and early C20 stained glass. Side chapel has carved and painted reredos 1933. Chancel has C19 piscina and sedilia. Effigies of Sir Christopher Curwen and his wife, 1450, on tomb base with heraldic side panels.

placename:- Church of St Michael
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NX99732895
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Workington
coordinates:- NX997290

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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Belfry; wood frame. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell ropes. -- 2.9.2009

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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Description of old bells cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775, made by Mears and Stainbank, 1889. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell, cast by John Taylor and Co. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell, cast by John Taylor and Co. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell wheels. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell, cast by John Taylor and Co; notice the inscription for Pack and Chapman -- 2.9.2009

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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy:- -- 'CHALLENGE SHIELD / for the [ ] of the art of / Change Ringing designed by Edith Rawnsley / and PRESENTED to / The CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS / by the Rev. Canon Rawnsley [ ] 1895.' -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy. -- 2.9.2009
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy, winners 1907. -- 2.9.2009

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 12 cwt 2 qtr 14 lb (1414lbs)
pitch of tenor: F sharp (733.5Hz)
scale:-
F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B, C sharp, D sharp, E sharp, F sharp
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; F sharp major.
Bells cast by John Taylor and Co, 1958.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

notes A letter to Pack and Chapman, London, 31 January 1775, suggest that the bell frame should be made to accommodate 8 bells, allowing for 2 to be added later. The 6 bells were taken to Workington by sea, arriving 19 September 1775. The tenor was recast in 1810; two bells were added in 1904; the whole ring was recast by John Taylor and Co, with inscriptions preserved, 1956.
:: Parish Church of St Michael Workington; the Story So Far::: leaflet available in church

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3 cross slab grave covers; inside wall of tower.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 5.11.2010
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 5.11.2010
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Cross slab. -- 5.11.2010

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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass in St Michael's Church, Workington window. -- 5.11.2010
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass in St Michael's Church, coat of arms of Workington. -- 14.5.2007

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.
In the debris, after the fire:-
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Drawing by W S Calverley.
now taken into the church:-
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Lithograph by W S Calverley.
Once used as building mateeial in the Curwen vault, now in the church:-
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Lithographs by W S Calverley.
In the church:-
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Lithographs by W S Calverley.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

incumbents:-
Walter 1150
Thomas 1184
William 1201
Seleby, Roger de 1247
Wyspayns, Eudric de 1303
Cokermuth, John de 1315
Aykheved, William de
Sandford, William de 1359
Askeby, Richard de 1365
Blaunchard, John 1375
Tanfeld, William de 1379
Egremund, William de 1387
Humbreston, Alan 1429
Stiel, Robert 1430
Crakenthorp, Roger 1430
Roche, Laurence 1463
Evre, William 1463
Lancastre, John 1473
Markham, Thomas 1473
Curwen, John 1525
Whalley, Edmund 1534
Share, Christopher 1557
Heide, Edward 1557
Harison, John 1564
Scott, Gregory 1575
Shuttleworth, Laurence 1577
Lamplugh, George 1595
Lowther, Lancelot 1634
Matteson, Christopher 1662
Bolton, John 1679
Loxam, Robert 1724
Stanley, John 1726
Addison, William Thomas 1753
Christian, Edward 1792
How, Peter 1803
Stanley, Edward 1831
Wordsworth, John 1834
Curwen, Henry 1837
Campbell, Herbert E 1895
Curwen, Stanley P L 1905

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Effigies of Sir Christopher and Lady Elizabeth Curwen. -- 5.11.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Effigies of Sir Christopher and Lady Elizabeth Curwen. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Effigies of Sir Christopher and Lady Elizabeth Curwen. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Curwen on their tomb. -- 14.5.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Poor box, and other boxes. -- 5.11.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Head of a cross, 10th or 11th century.. -- 5.11.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to Captain Millam Ponsonby, died 1815. -- 5.11.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 2.9.2009 -- Clock; old mechanism with new winding arrangements.
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button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 2.9.2009 -- Clock, escapement
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2007

button   cross, Muncaster
button   ring of bells, Arlecdon
button   ring of bells, Brough
button   ring of bells, Shap
button   ring of bells, Workington
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 1
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 2
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 3
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 4
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 5
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 6
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 7
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 8
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 9
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 10
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 11
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 12
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 13
button   St Michael, Barton: gravestone 14
button   sundial, Barton
button   sundial, Bowness-on-Solway
button   sundial, Brough
button   sundial, Lowther
button   sundial, Muncaster
button   sundial, Skelton
button   sundial, Workington
button   war memorial, Brough
button   war memorial, Dalston
button   war memorial, Lamplugh

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