St. Bridget's Church, Brigham, is in the village of Brigham, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Solway, the archdeaconry of West Cumberland, and the diocese of Carlisle.The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
The church dates from the later part of the 11th century, with additions and alterations in the 12th and 13th centuries. The south aisle was re-built in the about 1323 as a chantry for the rector, Thomas de Burgh. Restoration of the church was carried out between 1864 and 1876 by William Butterfield; this included adding the east window and the south windows of the chancel, and the saddleback roof on the tower. The timber roofs of the nave and chancel also date from this restoration. Fletcher Christian, leader of the Mutiny on the Bounty, was baptised in the church on the day of his birth in 1764.
In the churchyard is a red sandstone sundial dated 1684. It has a square shaft, the head is weathered and the gnomon is missing. The sundial is a Grade II listed structure. The churchyard also contains many carved gravestones from the 17th to the 19th centuries, and the table tomb of Fletcher Christian's father. (From Wikipedia)
GPS Coordinates: 54.66489, -3.41936
- Added: 29 Jul 2010
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2363960
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