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Dearham Church of St Mungo

In the civil parish of Dearham.
In the historic county of Cumberland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Cumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY07233637
Latitude 54.71395° Longitude -3.44137°

Dearham Church of St Mungo has been described as a probable Pele Tower, and also as a probable Fortified Ecclesiastical site.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


Parish Church. Late C12 with C13 additions and north aisle 1882 by C.J. Ferguson. Mixed St Bees and red hammer-dressed sandstone. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross finials. Square west 3-storey tower may have been fortified; 3-bay nave with 6-bay aisle and south porch; 2-bay chancel. Tower has 2-light west window and 2-light bell openings, but all other windows are small. Nave has C19 2-light south windows. Porch has pointed arch under trefoil niche; south door is C12 with carved capitals and round-moulded arch. Various medieval grave slab fragments built into east wall of porch. Aisle has 2- and 3-light C19 windows. Chancel has priest's doorway and 2 original south windows; small original east window. Interior of tower base is tunnel-vaulted with segmental arch opening into nave. 4-bay aisle of pointed arches on hexagonal columns. C12 font appears to have been a cushion capital, carved with dragons and symmetrical designs in scrolled panels. Medieval grave slabs, 3 built into the aisle wall, and a free-standing Celtic wheel-head cross. North wall of chancel has the internal remains of an original window. Roof, furnishings and fittings all 1882. C19 stained glass in east window only. (Listed Building Report)
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