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Church of St Mungo

A Grade I Listed Building in Bromfield, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8114 / 54°48'41"N

Longitude: -3.2839 / 3°17'2"W

OS Eastings: 317581

OS Northings: 547038

OS Grid: NY175470

Mapcode National: GBR 5DHT.V1

Mapcode Global: WH6Z5.JBFB

Plus Code: 9C6RRP68+HC

Entry Name: Church of St Mungo

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235049

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410437

ID on this website: 101235049

Location: St Mungo's Church, Bromfield, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Bromfield

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Bromfield St Mungo

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Parish church. C12-C14, with restorations of 1861-2, 1893-4 and 1926. Coursed
red sandstone rubble, under sandstone slate roof with coped gables and cross
finials. 2-bay nave with north aisle, south porch, north vestry, gabled twin
west bellcote and medieval east bellcote for angelus bell. 2-bay chancel with
side chapels and lean-to north hearse house, unusually attached to the church.
Nave has one south trefoil-headed window, all others are C19 and 2-light. Old
studded plank door under reused zigzag Norman arch within C19 porch. Chancel
has priest's door and C15 2-light window in double-chamfered surround. C19
3-light east window. South chapel has unusual bar-tracery C13 2-light window,
but the chapel is thought to have been built in 1395. North chapel has C19
window. Interior of porch has 11 fragments of medieval cross and graveslabs.
Interior of nave has 3-bay arcade on round columns with vertical strips. 4
medieval graveslabs attached to west wall. C12 font on hexagonal stem. C19
pews are lettered FREE. Transitional chancel arch on responds with corbels.
Piscina in south wall. C19 carved communion rail and altar screen. Aumbreys
flank altar. Various C18 and C19 wall plaques; one in recess to Reverend
Richard Garth of 1673 with long inscription; and another recess filled with
marble sculpture of twin sons of George Dixon, 1838. South St George's Chapel
was a chantry chapel, suppressed in 1546, left roofless from 1753 and walled off
from chancel, but restored as 1914-18 war memorial. C18 Royal arms. Various
C18 and Cl9 wall plaques. North Lady Chapel, now Crookdake Chapel has recessed
graveslab to Adam de Crookdake, 1304 under later inscription. C19 wall plaques
to members of Ballantine-Dykes family. See Transactions Cumberland &
Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, xxxvi, pp.204-5
and church guide.

Listing NGR: NY1757747038

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