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placename:- St Bridget's Church
other name:- Ponsonby Church
locality:- Ponsonby
parish St Bridget Beckermet parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY04230561
10Km square:- NY00
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY0405

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St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 13.10.2006
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St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 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

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 75:-
[Ponsonby Hall] ... The Church stands in the park, and is a pretty stone building, well paved, and containing some stained glass brought from Dalegarth.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
PONSONBY CHURCH / / / PONSONBY / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76356 / NY0420105605
courtesy of English Heritage
Church. Probably medieval, with heavy restoration. 1840 and 1874. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Single vessel nave and chancel west tower and north vestry. Coped gables with crosses. South elevation of 5 bays; 2-bay nave has paired lancets; gabled buttress between nave and chancel, which has 2-light flat-faced mullioned window and 2 small lancets, wall incorporates head of straight-headed light, part of arch, and part of medieval grave slab. East end has stepped triple lancets with rose window over; clasping buttresses. North elevation has single lancet and 2 pairs of lancets, 2-bay vestry has 2 gables, that to east smaller, lancets and east entrance. Entrance to nave in projection under pentice, single order arch. Tower has paired lancets to west single lancets to north and south, south stair turret under hipped roof. 2-light louvred tracery bell openings, broach spire with lucarnes. Interior: deep arch-braced collar roof, tower arch and vaulting; wall mounted gas lamps and hanging oil lamps. Medieval chancel arch raised 1874. Richly carved pulpit and stalls. Arch to vestry space. East window has stained glass, 1875, Morris and Co; some earlier fragments to south window. Medieval graveslabs and wall memorial, Thomas Curwen (died 1653, 2 figures, arms, in dog-tooth border; pillar piscina.

placename:- Ponsonby Church
district:- Copeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY04200560
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Harmonium -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Harmonium:- -- 'Mason & Hamlin / Boston U.S.A.' -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Edward Stanley of Ponsonby Hall, d.1863, motto:- -- 'SANS CHANGER' -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, George Edward Stanley, Ponsonby Hall, d.1806, motto:- -- 'SANS CHANGER' -- 13.10.2006
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button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- Hah ha wall. -- 13.10.2006

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tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 17th century memorial -- 13.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 17th century memorial -- 13.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 17th century memorial -- 13.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bridget's Church -- Ponsonby -- St Bridget Beckermet -- Cumbria / -- 17th century memorial -- 13.7.2010

3 cross slab grave covers; see chancel arch, and outside chancel south wall.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

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