Brampton, Cumbria: An Architectural Walking Tour

Saturday 15th June 2024, commencing at 11.00 am

Lily Hopkins

Two images: St Martin's church and market stalls

St Martin's Brampton, by Philip Webb - Brampton Market

Commencing at 11.00 am; ending at 5.00 pm.
£15.00 including tea, with scones or cake, at the end of the walk.
The cost included donations to the churches we will visit.
Travel by car; every effort was made to arrange lifts.

We spent the day guided by Lily Hopkins around the fascinating and lively Cumbrian market town of Brampton. Built of red sandstone, the town is described by Pevsner as "uncommonly attractive".

Lily grew up in the town, is a town and country planner, past chair of the Carlisle Diocesan Advisory Committee and church warden of St Martin's. The parish church's architect Philip Webb designed two other buildings in this town. In the outskirts we may glimpse a post war domestic work by Sir Leslie Martin and what might be the oldest church in Cumbria.

The full itinerary was issued to those who signed up before the visit.


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