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Church of St Martin

A Grade I Listed Building in Brampton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9417 / 54°56'30"N

Longitude: -2.7378 / 2°44'16"W

OS Eastings: 352832

OS Northings: 561027

OS Grid: NY528610

Mapcode National: GBR 9CB9.2B

Mapcode Global: WH7ZZ.X1GZ

Plus Code: 9C6VW7R6+MV

Entry Name: Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 16 January 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77811

ID on this website: 101137170

Location: Brampton, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA8

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Brampton

Built-Up Area: Brampton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Brampton St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/11/2014

NY 5261

FRONT STREET (South side),
Church of St Martin


Church replacing late C17 hospital, converted to chapel 1789. 1877-8 by Philip
Webb (his only church), for George Howard (later 9th Earl of Carlisle) and other
contributors, with tower completed 1906 also by Webb. Dressed red sandstone
from Wetheral Quarry, graduated green slate roofs, lead spire. Square western
tower with porch: 4 bay nave of almost square plan, with single bay chancel
having 2 storey vestry to north and organ chamber to south. Tower has north
entrance and slated open porch: 2-light west window in large niche with 2 small
two-light baptistery windows below. Clock faces on all but south side. Recessed
bell-openings have louvred vents. Gabled roof with shaped parapet. Short
pointed spire has small gabled extensions to north and south. Nave has three
2-light north aisle windows with battlemented parapet and rising merlons with
sloping tops. South aisle has round west window with tracery, small rectangular
windows with alternating gabled stretches and 3 gabled clerestory dormers.
Projecting organ chamber to south wall of chancel has 3 light Perpendicular
window, with flanking buttresses and gables to west and east.

Interior has west narthex, acting as porch and baptistery, with access to nave
through 2 arches, above which is a clear 4-light window, lit through room above
by west window of tower. Nave has 4 pointed arches on octagonal columns with
moulded capitals. North aisle has painted wooden transverse tunnel vaulting,
whilst south aisle has sloping painted wooden roof broken by clerestory
dormers. Flat painted boarding to nave/chancel roof with fan coving above arch
columns. North east war memorial chapel, with upper floor vestry, has altar
panel by Byam Shaw and altar carpet to Morris design. Stained glass by Morris &
Co, mostly to Burne-Jones designs. East window of 15 subjects as memorial to
Charles Howard, 1880, has angels, saints, the Good Shepherd and pelican, mostly
to original designs, whilst side windows are re-used designs. Free standing
bust and wall plaque to Rev Thomas Ramshay, d.1840. C13 baluster font from
Upper Denton Church. 3 grave slabs, medieval and early C18 from Brampton Old

Listing NGR: NY5283061026

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 21 August 2017.

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