Brigg Church ~ A Delve into the Past
St. John the Evangelist church is one of the more unusually situated churches in Lincolnshire . . .
Brigg, or Glandford Bridge as it was recorded back in 1235, is a Market Town which sits by the River Ancholme and started life as a fishing hamlet and it’s a very historic area, having given up some important pre-historic finds including Bronze Age timber boats.
What’s seen today though is relatively modern, including the main church
Situated in Bigby Street, and seemingly sandwiched into an available slot, it was completely rebuilt between 1841 and 1843 by W.A. Nicholson with some alteration in 1883, it was built on the site of the previous church.
It’s a large church, seating 450 people, and impressive in its own right but somewhat let down and subsumed by everything around it.
As the church lacks the amount of historic interest that others in Lincolnshire do there’s little more to add, though if you can add anything please do leave a comment.
There’s much in the town and area of great historic interest but as much of it is specific I think it better dealt with in individual articles to avoid over-burdening pages.
As mentioned if you know anything at all historic that’s connected to the church at Brigg then please do leave a comment