Bridekirk: St Bridget

Bridekirk: St Bridget
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Church code:
West cumberland
Cockermouth Area Team

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607314 Bridekirk St Bridget
Exterior image of 607314 Bridekirk St Bridget
Photograph of the exterior of St Bridget church Bridekirk taken 19 June 2007
Year / Date:
Alexander P Kapp
Alexander P Kapp

Summary Description

16th century ruins of the original mid 12th century church still stand in the yard, near the present church. A large scale, thoroughly competent neo-Norman edifice, built in 1868 by Corey and Ferguson, the major regional church architects of the time. The interior is unexpectedly in brick, with other high quality, decorative materials throughout. Incorporates three original Norman arches and a 15th century window from the original church, a challenging recycling philosophy for the 21st century. The church also contains a very finely carved mid 12th century font, unique in quality in the region. Chancel stalls originally supplied for lay reps from local villages.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Antiquarian Horological Society (2015) AHS Turret Clock database Unique Number ID: 651 [Digital Archive/Data]
Alexander P Kapp (2007) Exterior image of 607314 Bridekirk St Bridget [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607314 Bridekirk St Bridget
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 2056 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 2
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 6 Bells [Archive/Index]
6 Bells