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Church of St Bridget

A Grade II Listed Building in Parton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5742 / 54°34'27"N

Longitude: -3.5752 / 3°34'30"W

OS Eastings: 298273

OS Northings: 521024

OS Grid: NX982210

Mapcode National: GBR 3HGK.S2

Mapcode Global: WH5Z2.19T6

Entry Name: Church of St Bridget

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336001

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76145

Location: Parton, Copeland, Cumbria, CA28

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Parton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Moresby St Bridget

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


1/47 Church of St Bridget,



Parish Church, on site of Roman Fort, replaced mid C12 church. Built 1822 by
G. Crawford. Chancel added 1885 by J. Bintley (Kendal) in similar style;
interior refurbished at same time. Ashlar on moulded plinth with corner
pilasters, eaves band, and cornice; sill band to chancel. B1ocking course to
graduated slate roofs; stone copings and kneelers. Tower has parapet with
obelisk finials to corners. 4-bay nave with integral 3-stage west tower; 2-bay
chancel. Symmetrical west front with central plank door and semicircular
fanlight on ground floor of tower; vestry to left, baptistry to right. 2 rows
of windows to nave, all round-headed. Chancel has 2 tall windows to either side
and Venetian window to east end. Dragons to rainwater heads; decorative
down-pipes. Interior: Porch with stairs up to 1885 western gallery which is
supported on cast-iron columns with Gothic traceried spandrels. Semicircular
chancel arch carried on Ionic responds; text board to either side. Late
C19/early C20 stained glass to lower windows by Heaton, Butler, & Bayne
(London). 1902 panelled reredos. 1885 square wooden pulpit by Simpson & Rich;
decoratively carved with painted panels. Late C19 octagonal marble font in
baptistry; font from medieval church (stone, with octagonal bowl) outside
vestry. Pedimented marble memorial slab in baptistry, 1843 for Mary Ann
Steward, shows profile (portrait?).

Listing NGR: NX9827321024

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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