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St Bega, Eskdale
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St Bega, Eskdale
Coordinates: 54°23′23″N 3°19′25″W / 54.3897°N 3.3235°W / 54.3897; -3.3235
OS grid reference NY1415400166
Location St Bega, Eskdale, Cumbria
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website [1]
History
Status Parish church
Dedication St Bega
Administration
Parish Eskdale
Deanery Calder
Archdeaconry West Cumberland
Diocese Carlisle
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Gill Hart

St Bega, is in Eskdale, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Calder, and the diocese of Carlisle. Its benefice is Black Combe, Drigg, Eskdale, Irton, Muncaster and Waberthwaite. The church is not a listed building.

History

St Bega's Church was built as a Chapel of Ease by Lord Rea in 1890. The Church school was originally underneath the church. In 1997, the school moved to a modern building on Longrigg Lane. The ground floor is now used as a village hall and above remains the church.

Architecture

The church was built from the local red and grey sandstone, topped with a slate roof. The church has a bellcote with one bell. The interior space comprises a Nave. The windows are all opaque and pews are moveable. The terracotta, triquetra font, from an earlier church, has triquetras and floral carvings. The church has no churchyard.

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