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Church Micro 6009 .... Bremilham

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Hidden : 4/21/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This Church Micro is placed inside Bremilham Church located at Cowage Farm, near Malmesbury Wiltshire.

You are looking for a Regular Size Container! Thank you for kind permission to the Collin Family for allowing a geocache to be placed inside this private church. Please respect the local residents by visiting this only in normal daylight hours only.

 


As well as time of visit, please do not park between Stable House & the Church but park near Bremilham Mill Barn instead. Thank You.

About the Church:

The place-name 'Bremilham' is first attested in 1065, as 'Bremelham', which means 'village where brambles or blackberries grew'.

It is likely that a church stood here before 1179 when Amesbury Priory had the duty of providing a chaplain to serve it. The first rector is mentioned in 1298 but there is no record of any having lived in the parish. Its dedication is unknown, and the parish registers go back only to 1813. In 1831, the population of the parish was 33.

It has only one pew, which consists of four seats, and six people can stand at the back. A service is held once a year for Rogationtide in Spring.

It was either rebuilt in the 1890s or is the unreconstructed chancel of the 15th century church, after the existing church there was demolished c.1874 following an agreement in 1873 to close the church, with Cowage Farm charged with the maintenance of the chapel, which was to be a mortuary chapel, on the site of the chancel of the original church.

Prior to the present owners using it as a church, the previous famer used it to keep turkeys in.

The last burial in the churchyard took place in 1904. The earlier church was also undedicated and in the 18th century consisted of a nave (25 feet by 13 feet) and a chancel (13 feet by 11 feet). The side walls were 10 feet high and it had two 13th century lancet windows in the south wall, a round-headed south doorway and 16th century windows in the south and west walls. In 1809 it had a western wooden bellcote.

The church became Grade II listed in December 1986.

 

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

HCQNGRQ 11/10/15: Haqre Gur Orapu/Crj

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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