Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1137170

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1984



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle (District Authority)

Parish: Brampton

National Grid Reference: NY 52832 61027


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NY 5261 15/18

BRAMPTON, FRONT STREET (South side), Church of St Martin


Church replacing late C17 hospital, converted to chapel 1789. 1877-8 by Philip Webb (his only church), for George Howard (later 9th Earl of Carlisle) and other contributors, with tower completed 1906 also by Webb. Dressed red sandstone from Wetheral Quarry, graduated green slate roofs, lead spire. Square western tower with porch: 4 bay nave of almost square plan, with single bay chancel having 2 storey vestry to north and organ chamber to south. Tower has north entrance and slated open porch: 2-light west window in large niche with 2 small two-light baptistery windows below. Clock faces on all but south side. Recessed bell-openings have louvred vents. Gabled roof with shaped parapet. Short pointed spire has small gabled extensions to north and south. Nave has three 2-light north aisle windows with battlemented parapet and rising merlons with sloping tops. South aisle has round west window with tracery, small rectangular windows with alternating gabled stretches and 3 gabled clerestory dormers. Projecting organ chamber to south wall of chancel has 3 light Perpendicular window, with flanking buttresses and gables to west and east.

Interior has west narthex, acting as porch and baptistery, with access to nave through 2 arches, above which is a clear 4-light window, lit through room above by west window of tower. Nave has 4 pointed arches on octagonal columns with moulded capitals. North aisle has painted wooden transverse tunnel vaulting, whilst south aisle has sloping painted wooden roof broken by clerestory dormers. Flat painted boarding to nave/chancel roof with fan coving above arch columns. North east war memorial chapel, with upper floor vestry, has altar panel by Byam Shaw and altar carpet to Morris design. Stained glass by Morris & Co, mostly to Burne-Jones designs. East window of 15 subjects as memorial to Charles Howard, 1880, has angels, saints, the Good Shepherd and pelican, mostly to original designs, whilst side windows are re-used designs. Free standing bust and wall plaque to Rev Thomas Ramshay, d.1840. C13 baluster font from Upper Denton Church. 3 grave slabs, medieval and early C18 from Brampton Old Church.

Listing NGR: NY5283061026

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 21 August 2017.


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Legacy System number: 77811

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War Memorials Online, accessed 21 August 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 21 August 2017 from

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