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Church of St Cuthbert, Seascale


St Cuthbert's Church is located in an elevated position on the corner of Gosforth Road and Sella Bank, near the seafront in Seascale. The red sandstone church was built by C.J. Ferguson, in 1890, replacing an earlier 'iron church' of 1881. It was originally a chapel of ease to St Mary's Church in Gosforth, before Seascale became an independent parish in 1897. St Cuthbert's Church is a Grade II listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

St Cuthbert's is in Seascale, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Calder, and the diocese of Carlisle. Its benefice is Seatallan. The church is a Grade II Listed Building.

History

St Cuthbert's church was designed by C.J. Ferguson in 1890 and replaced the "Iron Church" a corrugated iron semi-permanent structure of 1881.

Architecture

Built of the local red sandstone with a slate roof and bellcote with two bells. The interior space comprises a large nave, chancel and south aisle. The 'vesica' window with the holy dove and angels is by Seward and Co. inspired by the window at Holy Trinity church, Millom. There is stained glass in the chancel windows.

The pipe organ pipes are decorated with Fleur-de-lis was built by William Hill & Son in 1867 for St. Bees Priory was moved to St Cuthbert's church in 1897. The pews are a dark wood and movable. The octagonal marble font has a wrought iron top. In 2018 2/3 of pews have been replaced with stackable chairs and tables and 2 toilets and kitchenette have been added.

The church has no graveyard. The war memorial, which was designed by W. G. Collingwood, is in the churchyard. It is in sandstone and consists of a Celtic-type cross on a base of three rectangular steps. The cross has a tapering rectangular shaft, the front is decorated with Scandinavian interlace carving, and the back with a vine scroll. On the front is an inscription and the names of those lost in the First World War.

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St Cuthberts Church, Seascale, Interior

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CHURCH OF ST CUTHBERT - Seascale - List Entry
- "Church. 1879 or 1890. By C J Ferguson. Snecked dressed stone with slate roof. Single vessel nave and chancel, south nave and organ loft, north vestry. Coped gables. West end ...

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St. Cuthbert Seascale
- "St Cuthbert, Seascale is an Anglican Church on the coast of West Cumbria. It is in the Benefice of Seatallan, in Calder Deanery, the Diocese of Carlisle. It is a ...

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List number: 1356150
List grade: 2
Post code: CA20 1RA
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY0378801140
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