The churches in and around Brampton date back centuries and are all beautiful buildings. St Martin’s Church in the town centre was the only church designed by architect Robert Webb and contains a set of magnificent stained-glass windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones. Lanercost Priory also features gorgeous stained-glass windows, also designed by Burne-Jones, and Brampton Old Church is still used for special occasions today.
Brampton’s churches all hold a great amount of historical significance to the town. Brampton Old Church was first documented in 1169 when it was given to Lanercost Abbey by Robert de Vallius, and many of the stones used to build it were taken from the Roman remains of the fort of Uxellodunum. Lanercost Priory was significant in the 12th century, being founded in 1169 as an Augustinian House of Prayer.
Situated in Brampton's town centre, St Martin's Church is a unique building, the only church designed by the Pre-Raphaelite architect Philip Webb. Inside you will find a stunning set of stained-glass windows, one of Edward Burne-Jones' most exquisite designs.
Brampton Methodist Church is the town's most recent church, being built in 1900. It was Wesleyan until the Methodist Union in 1935.
Brampton Old Church stands just over a mile from the town centre and was first documented in 1169 when it was given to Lanercost Abbey by Robert de Vallius. The Roman fort Uxellodunum stood on the site over a thousand years before, and many of the stones used to build the church were taken from its remains. It is possible the village of Brampton originally existed on the site, later being moved to its present location.
Lanercost Priory was founded as an Augustinian House of Prayer in 1169 and was once the home of King Edward I. There is a vibrant stained-glass window by local artist Christine Boyce commemorating the anniversary of his stay. Stones from Hadrian's Wall were used to build the Priory, and there is an example of church embroidery inside, designed by William Morris and hung in 1887.