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The village of Kirkbride has a history of involvement in Cumbrias traditional sports: wrestling and hound trailing. The Romans had a settlement at this location around the 2nd century AD. It is thought that many of the houses and the church in the village owe their stone to Hadrians wall.

Kirkbride St Bride by Steve BulmanThe church of St Bride, to the north, is Norman in origin. It was built on an earlier Christian site. It has plain north (now blocked) and south doorways and a bellcote. The chamfered priests doorway leads to a Victorian vestry. The north wall has two original windows. The east window shows three Irish saints. In the church are a 13th century font and a medieval font.

Photo courtesy of Steve Bulman

Kirkbride is located five miles north of Wigton on the B5307.

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