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Bridekirk Village

The village of Bridekirk is named after the cruciform shaped church of St. Bridget, which was re-constructed in the late 1860s.

Information about St. Bridget's Church, Bridekirk is available here.

Originally the village consisted of farms, the church and the vicarage. There was Bridekirk House and half a dozen cottages.

On the southern outskirts of the village, across the main A595 road was Wood Hall, which was demolished some time ago, and the outbuildings converted into a house and holiday cottages.

Bridekirk House was also demolished some years ago, and the grounds became a small residential development.

In historical times the main occupation was farming, though today most residents commute to work elsewhere.

Water for the village originally came from a well at the bottom of a field in the middle of the village called Well Close, which is now named Springwell.

Information on bus services is available here.

A possible alternative is Rural Wheels click here

There is some holiday accommodation available in the district.  This includes:-

Ellwood, Bridekirk and Anns Hill, Bridekirk.  A variety of accommodation is available in Cockermouth.

If there is other available holiday accommodation in the area, it could be linked to this website when we are notified of details.

Parish Council Contact  - clerk@bridekirkparish.org.uk
Website contact -
webmaster@bridekirkparish.org.uk
Bridekirk Parish Council, Cumbria