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placename:- St Bridget's Church
other name:- Moresby Church
locality:- Parton
parish Whitehaven borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NX98262101
10Km square:- NX92
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NX9821

photograph

St Bridget's Church -- Parton -- Whitehaven -- Cumbria / -- 14.10.2005

old map:- Nurse 1918 -- perhaps relevant

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
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MORESBY
site name:- Whitehaven Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET / / / PARTON / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76145 / NX9827321024
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish Church, on site of Roman Fort, replaced mid C12 church. Built 1822 by G. Crauford. 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?).

placename:- Church of St Bridget
district:- Copeland
listed building
coordinates:- NX98272102
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BRITTON'S TOMB TO SOUTH OF ST BRIDGET'S CHANCEL / / / PARTON / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76146 / NX9828421009
courtesy of English Heritage
Table tomb. Inscribed and dated in Roman lettering: SEPTEMBER 17 1663 (or 8) for William and Thomas Brittons (father and son) who were lost at sea on the same ship. Sandstone blocks supporting flat top.

other name:- Britton's Tomb
district:- Copeland
listed building
coordinates:- NX98282100
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHANCEL ARCH TO SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET / / / PARTON / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76147 / NX9827520992
courtesy of English Heritage
Chancel arch from medieval church. Probably C13. Coursed, squared rubble buttressing pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders carried on responds with polygonal capitals. Brass plate to south side records burials of various members of Fletcher family nearby. Tombstones fastened to arch; that to William Graham (1755) on south end ornately carved with broken pediment and foliate swags.
district:- Copeland
listed building
coordinates:- NX98272099
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearsay Built on the site of a roman fort.

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