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Holy Trinity, Brathay Church Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 25.261 W 002° 59.065
30U E 501011 N 6030365
Quick Description: Brathay Church stands higher than surrounding fields, on a raised natural hillock, to keep the water from often flooded river damaging the fabric. Still in use. Lovely red ivy covered tower.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/28/2006 3:36:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMRMR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 27

Long Description:
Holy Trinity Church at Brathay was built in the Italianate style by the Redmaynes of Brathay Hall, at the head of Windermere, and consecreated in 1836. Within the graveyard are some ornate tombs of members of the Redmayne family which are worth looking at. The church has an unusual and impressive ivy covered facade. The Redmaynes made their fortune in the Italian silk trade, which may explain the style of the Church.

Because of the lie of the land the Church lies in a north south direction, rather than the usual east west direction. It has an open nave, without any pillars, and a lovely arched wooden ceiling from which lights on long chains hang.

There are some interesting stained glass windows depicting many of the early saints, including St Hilda with a small replica of an abbey (left), and St Cecilia with a musical instrument, by Shrigley and Hunt. The East window, by Powell of Whitefriars, shows St George, Christ and St Alban.

Grade II listed structure (visit link)
Church Name: Holy Trinity Brathay

Church In Use (even only just occassionally): yes

Date Church Built: 1836

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