|St Bridgets at Brean - Allegedly 6th Century, founded by Irish Monks.|
|There has been some brickwork altered on this end of the church between the time of the sepia photo and this one. I don't know if this church has a peal of bells|
|From the Road - the large grey object is the memorial. The door that you can see is the main door to the church. Entrance to the south. Its a shame the church wasn't open Will have quite an interesting layout inside.|
|Towards the back of the church|
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
13TH FEBRUARY 1919
Lot Evans, He is also on the memorial. The stone looks absolutely pristine. The turf actually looks like it has been dug recently. A mystery perhaps? Is it usual for a separate grave for those who died at home - found this site This is like an official regiment stone
Not one that I thought Lot's family would put up.
|The north side of the church. Big strong buttresses and what looks like a chimney!|
|The North side again - Long shadows from the sun!|
|View from the rear of the church - The south side. |
The main road is just beyond the church
|The Lych-gate well cared for and with a new set of doors. |
The war memorial is just to the left
|John Ginchens |
Anno Domini 1729
According to the guide book the church was struck by lightning in 1729. The tower is now much shortened and had a saddle back roof. Partly demolished. I can't find any information about John Ginchens.Makes you wonder if there is a link between John Ginchens and the lightning
|St Bridget's, Brean|
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
A great little place, worthy of a second visit, more research. There are other monuments in the area which really did need photographing and researching.
More information here at the Brean Parish Council site.