Whicham is a tiny hamlet (if that) in the Whicham Valley at the foot of Black Coombe, the most south-westerly fell in the English Lake District.(seen behind the church)
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The church probably originates from the 12th century. The east window is from the 17th century, and the north transept from 1858, when the church was restored. A further restoration was carried out in 1902 by the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley.
St Mary’s is constructed in stone with a slate roof. Its plan consists of a nave and chancel in a single cell, a south porch, and a north vestry and transept. On the west gable is a double bellcote. On the south side is a lancet window and three two-light windows containing plate tracery.The porch leads to a round-arched doorway that is said to be Norman in origin. At both the west and east ends of the church are three-light windows. The transept has two lancet windows on the north side. Inside the church are box pews. Between the nave and the north transept is a wooden arcade. The font consists of an octagonal tub. Also in the church are the royal arms of George III. The stained glass is mainly by William Wailes. The single-manual pipe organ was made in about 1890 by Wilkinson, and renovated in 1980. (Source Wikipedia )