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Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ.



Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church, Bracon Ash, or Braccles, meaning bracken and ash trees. Old English braecen or Old Norse brakni, (bracken) + Old Englosh aesc (ash trees), north porch, south aisle, and chancel. Modern roofs and 14th century arcade. Plain 14th century font, low-side window on south. Stuart table and piscina with a trefoiled ogee arch going up above the window sill. The early 14th century chancel must have been fine with grouped windows, having wide splays and the inner jamb with attached shafts, and scoinson arches with carved terminals to the hood moulds, no tower, nave with south aisle, chancel and north porch. There is a bell cot with one bell. Unusual that this is head height . The chancel is Decorated with Classic additions on south side, but the rest of the church is Perpendicular. There is a vault to the Berney family and a tablet., dated 1694, to William Bedingfeld. Edward, first Baron Thurlow and Lord Chancellor in 1778, was born here in 1732. Archbishop Tenison held this living for a short time but resigned it in 1662. Close by the south doorway is a same gabled roofed shelter it is protecting a single bell cast in 1807. The bell possibly originally made when the bell turrent was built. This was restored in 2004 as a memorial. inside an elaborate monument was added to the north wall, it is made of terracotta, its only the second item made of the same material as the one that takes prominent place in the Bedingfield Chapel at Oxborough, not far from me. I'd always wondered why this material was not more widely used. A coincidence is the monument above the Bracon Ash terracotta, is to the Rector 1694 of William Bedingfield and his wife, daughter of Thomas Wood.

Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church, Postcode: NR14 8HJ.
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi
Bracon Ash Saint Nicholas Church NR14 8HJ by the Old Boi