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placename:- St Oswald's Church
other name:- Kirkoswald Church
locality:- Kirkoswald
parish Kirkoswald parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY55504091
10Km square:- NY54
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY5540

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St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011
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St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011

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

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 128:-
...
... The Church is an old building, consisting of a nave, aisles, and porches, north and south, and a chancel. It is built at a little distance from the town, under a hill-side, a noble avenue of sycamores leading to it. A copious spring of pure water issuing out in the Church, runs through the whole length, and emerges into day at the west end. The style is late Norman or very early English, with many modern alterations. The belfry, containing two bells, stands on the hill above; for, otherwise, their sound would be inaudible in the town. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 191:-
...
The church of Kirk Oswald was turned into a college of 12 secular priests 1523: and, at the dissolution of great tithes, passed with it into lay hands; but the vicarage has been augmented by queen Anne's bounty. The choir is so disproportionate to the body, that bishop Nicolson supposed it was rebuilt by some of the lords Dacre when the church was made collegiate, as their arms and those of the Cliffords are painted in most of the windows. The belfrey is placed without the church on the top of a hill to the east.
person:- : Clifford Family
person:- : Dacre Family
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST OSWALD / / / KIRKOSWALD / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 73487 / NY5551440902
courtesy of English Heritage
Church. Early C12 with late C12 additions, mid C13 and early C16 additions; renovations of 1847 and 1878. Large blocks of red sandstone rubble, green and Welsh slate roofs with coped gables and cross finials; ashlar vestry chimney stack. Nave and chancel with north and south gabled aisles;/detached bell tower is listed separately North timber-framed gabled porch of c1523, has C19 stone infill, incorporating above entrance a reused early C17 stone inscribed ROBERT LOWTHION; porch seat is part of a C16 pew with carved poppy head end boards. Flanking pointed lancet windows, with 2-light mullioned Tudor window to left. North wall has 8 medieval grave slabs leaning and fixed to it. Nave has C19 west window with well down steps below with C20 inscription. Blocked south entrance with hollow chamfer and roll mouldings is probably C13; flanking Tudor mullioned windows, that to right of 3 lights is a C19 enlargement. Chancel has tall 3-light mullioned Tudor windows. Interior has 3 bay arcades of round arches with pointed west end arches on carved corbels. C13 chancel arch is on base of C12 arch; flanking niches for statues. Tudor 2-light clerestory windows. Panelled oak roof of 1847. Medieval bowl font and medieval cross fragment built into west window of north aisle. C20 side chapels in both aisles. Chancel has heraldic stained glass to various local families of 1846. Marble wall plaques to members of the Fetherstonhaugh family and fragment of plaque of 1609 to Thomas Brougham. Open timber roof is also C19. Alterations of c1523 were carried out at the expense of Thomas Lord Dacre when the nearby College of Vicars was formed by him.

placename:- Church of St Oswald
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY55514090
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BELL TOWER NORTH-EAST OF CHURCH OF ST OSWALD / / / KIRKOSWALD / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 73489 / NY5554240974
courtesy of English Heritage
Bell Tower. Core of 1743 (date on weather vane) with inscription over entrance THIS TOWER WAS REBUILT/1893/IN MEMORY OF/JOHN HENRY RANSOME/VICAR 1877-1892. Coursed red sandstone rubble wall, flat roof not visible. Small square 2-storey tower with angle stair turret. Lower stonework is C18 with C19 rebuilding of upper floor. Plank door in roll moulded surround; 2-light mullioned bell openings have louvred stone vents; battlemented parapet with angle projecting water spouts. Surrounding plinth is of similar materials with steps to entrance, ball finials at angles. 3 inscribed bells, 1619, 1729 and 1892. See, Guide to St Oswalds Church, Kirkoswald, 1974, p16. The only detached church Bell Tower in north Cumbria.
district:- Eden
listed building -- tower
coordinates:- NY55544097
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
WALL SURROUNDING CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST OSWALD / / / KIRKOSWALD / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73488 / NY5550540877
courtesy of English Heritage
Churchyard wall. C18, C19 and early C20. Red sandstone rubble. Low wall with rounded coping stones, inscribed stones set at intervals within the wall giving the initials of those parishioners responsible for building each portion of wall. Listed partly for G.V. with Church.
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY55504087
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005 -- The campanile is not on a tower, but on the adjacent hill; built 1897 replacing wooden building of 1747.
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Treble bell -- 29.4.2011

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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 16.7.2013

notes number of bells: 3 (2 hung)
pitch of tenor: F
Treble, not hung, in the church; cast by Aaron Peever, 1729; inscribed:-
[G PARKER I LOWRANC I BROWN WARDINGS 1729]
Bell 2 cast by William Land, 1619; inscribed:-
WILLIAM LAND MADE ME 1619 WB
Tenor cast by Aaron Peever, 1729; recast by John Taylor and Co, 1892, with its old inscription:-
JOHN RUMNEY VICK AARON PEEVER KIRKISWALD FA 1729
Taylor's comment was that the recast bell is F but the others are ideterminate.
:: ::: leaflet available in church

photocopy Whitehead 1894:-
vol.13 p.203

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vol.13 p.204

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vol.13 p.205

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vol.13 p.206

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vol.13 p.207

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vol.13 p.208

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vol.13 p.209

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vol.13 p.210

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vol.13 p.211

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vol.13 p.212

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vol.13 p.213

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

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Kirkoswald Church, St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, Cumberland, by William James Blacklock, 1840-58.
Foreground path leads to entrance of a small irregularly shaped church to right of which rises a grassy hillside and beyond which grows dense woodland. A woman stands at open church door.
This work is an example of juvenilia by the artist. It has poor perspective and flat colour.
date:- 1840=1849
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, Cumberland, published by the Illustrated London News, 12 August 1882.
Illustrations of place visited by the Royal Archaeological Institute.
date:- 1882
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.
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a in the wall behind the church; c on SE buttress, a mason's mark? d on NE corner, a mason's mark? e in the church wall at NE corner.
Sketch by W G Collingwood.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

incumbents:-
Martin 1246
Langton, Walter de 1293
Lovetoft, Nicholas 1293
Monte, Richard de 1323
Appleby, John de 1372
Beachamp, William, Sir 1374
Marshall, William 1436
Shepherd, James, Sir 1561=1577
Carter, Thomas 1592=1601
Allan, John 1607=1611
Wilson, William 1636=1639
Milburn, Robert 1648=1650
Yates, George 1668=1670
Sanderson, George 1671=1685
Rumney, John 1685=1738
Mandeville, John 1739=1761
Smalwood, Charles 1761=1771
James, John 1771=1774
Fisher, John 1774=1829
Lawson, Gerard 1829=1855
Best, John 1855=1877
Ransome, John Henry 1877=1892
Thornley, John James 1892=1906

photographs
Coats of arms
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Dacre. -- 7.9.2007
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, de Morvill. -- 7.9.2007
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Greystoke. -- 7.9.2007
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Multon. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, ? -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Vaux. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Engayne? -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Greystoke. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Musgrave. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Stapleton. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Chardin. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Veteripont of Alston? -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Asper? -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, ? -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Roos of Yolton. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Warde. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Aglionby of Nunnery. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Salkeld. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Hartley. -- 7.9.2007

photographs
Cross slabs
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 29.4.2011

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 Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Organ, 1883. -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Organ, maker:- -- 'Harrison & Harrison / Durham' -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Mothers Union banner. -- 16.7.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Effigy; said to be a monk, or, by local opinion, Lady Dacre. -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Corbel. -- 29.4.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Corbel. -- 29.4.2011
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Alabaster memorial, Browgham Family, 1609. -- 16.7.2013
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Font, sandstone. -- 29.4.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Gravestones -- 29.4.2011

photographs
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button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Initials on the church boundary wall - parishioners with responsibilities of upkeep. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Initials on the church boundary wall - parishioners with responsibilities of upkeep. -- 7.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Kirkoswald -- Kirkoswald -- Cumbria / -- Gate. -- 29.4.2011

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