PARISH of WIGMORE ABBEY
St. Barnabas. Brampton Bryan
St. Barnabas. Brampton Bryan. The present church is unusual in that built in 1656, it was one of only six churches built during the period of the English Commonwealth ( There is a leaflet naming the other churches that we believe were built during this time). It replaces an earlier building that was destroyed during the siege of Brampton Bryan castle during the civil war in 1643. The breadth of the church is all out of proportion to its length. Its nave and chancel are one, all covered by a very fine double hammerbeam roof. The church contains one early 14th century monument to Lady Margaret de Brampton, shown holding her heart in her hands. St Barnabas is unlike a mainstream Anglican Church, the interior has been described as a 'Puritans Preaching Box'. More of this is available in leaflets in the church. Brampton Bryan vilage was destroyed during the English Civil War when the castle was beseiged. This image of the Civil War re-enactors shows the armies marching back through the mists of time
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Images from various Scarecrow Sundays