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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ST CONSTANTINE'S CELLS

List entry Number: 1087654

Location

ST CONSTANTINE'S CELLS

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaCarlisleDistrict AuthorityWetheral

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Apr-1957

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 77778

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History

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Details

WETHERAL RIVER EDEN, SOUTH OF NY 45 SE WETHERAL (West Bank)

9/197 St Constantine's Cells 1.4.57 I

Cave dwellings. Early medieval, known to have been in use in the C14, probably for the Priory of Wetheral, but popularly considered to have been used by St Constantine when a hermit. 3 chambers cut high in the cliff face above the River Eden. Masonry front wall with 3 small windows and fireplace. Access would have originally been by ladder, but now has a stone cut path. Used by the Priory of Wetheral as a place of refuge during border raids and hence the name Safe Guards, (25 metres south of the caves is a Roman inscription, referring to the 20 legion Valeria Victrix, which was mentioned in the former listing).

Listing NGR: NY4668153538

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National Grid Reference: NY 46680 53538

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