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IoE Number: 72599
Location: CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET,
  BRIGHAM, ALLERDALE, CUMBRIA
Photographer: Mr John Maddison
Date Photographed: 24 March 2004
Date listed: 03 March 1967
Date of last amendment: 03 March 1967
Grade I

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BRIGHAMBRIGHAMNY 03 SE4/76Church of St Bridget3-3-67G.V.I

BRIGHAM BRIGHAM NY 03 SE 4/76 Church of St Bridget 3-3-67 G.V. I Parish Church. Late C11 with C12, C13 and C14 additions and alterations; restoration 1864-76 by William Butterfield. Calciferous sandstone ashlar, under graduated greenslate roof with coped gables, cross finials and shaped ridge tiles. 3-bay nave and south aisle with square 3-storey west tower and south porch. 2-bay chancel with north vestry. Nave has blocked north doorway under round-headed niche. C19 2-light windows. Aisle has buttressed wall with C14 windows, that in west wall almond shaped and that in east wall 5-light, all with heavily restored tracery. Circa 1390 porch has pointed arch and hoodmould. Tower has blocked C14 west door under 2-light ogee-headed window; 2-light bell openings and 1876 gabled roof. South and east chancel walls have been partly rebuilt in C19, but the lower courses retain on the south a small rectangular window and blocked priest's doorway; 3-light window retaining some of its original C13 tracery. 5-light replica C13 east window. Vestry has reused 2-light window with C13 tracery. Interior: C13 font. 3-bay aisle of round arches on round columns with waterleaf capitals. 1876 painted timber ceiling. Medieval cross slab built into north wall. Aisle piscina, sedilia and tomb recess for vicar Thomas de Burgh 1348; east window has flanking statue niches. Various sculptured fragments from the medieval and earlier church. Pointed tower arch and vaulted lower chamber. Newel staircase in thickness of wall angle. Medieval cross slab built into blocked west door. Wall plaques to Langton family of Cockermouth. Pointed chancel arch. Chancel has C19 painted timber ceiling. C19 aumbry recess. Unsigned C19 carved white-marble wall plaque to Ann Mary Morris. C19 furnishings and fittings; C19 stained glass by Cox & Buckley and Sons, 1870 and by Alexander Gibbs, 1865.

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