The twelfth-century patrons of the Bridekirk font

Doherty, Hugh (2018) The twelfth-century patrons of the Bridekirk font. In: Romanesque Patrons & Processes. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 291-312. ISBN 9781138477032

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This paper uses long-neglected evidence – two 12th-century deeds from the archive of St Brigit’s church, Bridekirk, printed by William Dugdale in 1673 – to examine the circumstances which resulted in the building of the first stone church on the site and the carving of the magnificent font. This evidence reveals the combined contribution of two leading laymen of Cumberland, the small body of priests serving the church of St Brigit and the mason, Rikard, and his team of workmen. The result is a study of the interplay of authority, devotion and artistic craftsmanship in one corner of the 12th-century West.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Medieval History
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2020 08:40
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 00:04
DOI: 10.4324/9781351105606

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