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placename:- St Bridget's Church
other name:- Old Church, The
other name:- Low Church, The
other name:- Beckermet Church
locality:- Beckermet
parish St Bridget Beckermet parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY01480608
10Km square:- NY00
Called the Low Church because it is downstream.

1Km square NY0106

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St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 7.10.2011
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St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- The acoustic's are said to be wonderful. -- 13.10.2006

old map:- Nurse 1918

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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ST. BRIDGET'S BECKERMET AND PONSONBY
site name:- Gosforth Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Furness
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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St. Bridgets

placename:- St Bridgets
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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St. Brides
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- St Brides
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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St. Bride
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- St Bride
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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S.Brides
Buildings and tower.

placename:- St Brides
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643 -- perhaps relevant

Table of distances and map, Cumberland, now Cumbria, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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S Brides
dot, circle, red tint

placename:- St Brides
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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S. Brides
circle, building, tower

placename:- St Bride's
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
St brides

placename:- St Brides
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Ornament of the Inscribed Cross, at St Bridget's Church, Beckermet, Cumberland, by William Gershom Collingwood, 1899.
Sketch of the south, east and north faces of a headless cross shaft with carved spiral decoration.
Drawn to illustrate Notes on the Early Sculptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carlisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, published by T Wilson, Kendal 1899; opposite p.29.
inscribed at top left:-
Ornament of the inscribed cross, St Brigit's, Beckermet

placename:- St Brigit's Church
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Calverley 1899

Notes on the Early Sulptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, edited by W G Collingwood, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1899.
In the churchyard:-
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Photograph by W L Fletcher.
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Sketch by W G Collingwood
The incomplete insciption has been read in several ways. As English in roman characters:-
Here enclosed / Tuda bishop: / the plague-destruction before, / the reward of Paradise after.
and:-
Here beacons / two set up / queen Arlec / for her son Athfeschar. / Pray for our / souls.
and:-
O, thou loved / Offspring Edith, / Little maid, in / slumber waned. / Years XII. Pray ye for her soul. / Year MCIII.
and as irish miniscule:-
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[this cross was] / made for / John mac Cair- / bre gone to / rest in the keeping / of Christ. Be gracious / to him, O Christ!
In the churchyard:-
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Sketch by W G Collingwood.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

photographs
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- The two bells. The treble bell is inscribed:- -- 'IHESS [ decoration] ZyX / [inverted T]' -- and the tenor:- -- 'MARIA [decoration] ZyX / [inverted T]' -- The bells are a pair, similar to pairs at Loweswater and at Whicham, dating from the early 15th century. The bellfounder is not known. -- 25.6.2009

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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, George III. -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 7.10.2011

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tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Old crosses in the churchyard. -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 27.2.2008
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 27.2.2008
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 27.2.2008
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Beckermet -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Panel of runes. -- 27.2.2008

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