Brougham Hall and St Wilfrid’s Chapel Grounds

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Brougham Hall and St Wilfrid’s Chapel Grounds

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Brougham, Eden District, Cumbria, England
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Located in the village of Brougham just outside Penrith, Cumbria, England.
There has been a place of worship opposite Brougham Hall since at least 1310AD.
The present chapel was rebuilt on the site of an earlier church in 1659 by Lady Anne Clifford, when she inherited the Brougham Estate. It is a simple low building, with buttresses, a nave and a chancel with a bell-cote. The inside was refurbished by the Brougham family of Brougham Hall in the early 19th Century.
The Brougham Estate was owned by de Burgham family since before the Norman Conquest.
The Tudor Hall, which dates back to around 1480–1520, was extended and enlarged in the 19th century and received visits from London "society" and other notable people, including royalty. This culminated in the visit, in 1905, of the King, Edward VII. After World War I the estate faced financial crisis and the hall was sold by Victor, 4th Baron Brougham, attempting to pay his many debts, in 1934, and was thereafter sold again for demolition.
It was bought in 1985 by Christopher Terry, who initiated a renovation project. Mr Terry died in 2016 and is buried in the grounds.

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GPS Coordinates: 54.64824, -2.73342

  • Added: 18 Nov 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2655649