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Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.

Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.



Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church. Brandiston/ Brantestuna, meaning Brant's enclosure. old English Brant + tun (enclosure, settlement, farm). Well one of the Round Towers of Norfolk of which there are 125. the tower and north Aisle (originally the nave) are 12th century in age and are the oldest standing parts of Saint Nicholas Church. The rest of the north aisle are a lot older, 14th century. The chancel and south porch are 15th century and by 18th century the chancel had been demolised. In the 19th century an octagonal top like that of Bexwell was added to the tower. more work went on to the church in 1844. The church windows in the south wall of the nave contain some medieval glass. It has pews/benches, but they date as late as the 19th century. In the south wall too, of the three large windows, one is decorated Style, the other two Perpendicular. The building is consisting of flint rubble with limestone dressing. The outside roofs are tiled and the nave ceiling plastered. Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.west tower, south porch, nave, north aisle and rebuilt chancel. Large but plain 15th century porch, early 14th century arcade, no clerestory and large 14th century windows on the south of nave, Fragments of glass.On a bracket is a red and white figure of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint, with three children in a tub and ships in the sea. We see the saint again with a ship, and also Saint John with chalice, in glass given in memory of John Riley Mee, a 20th century rector who lived at Brandiston Hall, The simple oak reredos adorned with two angels and symbols of St Nicholas is to his memory. There is a tablet here to only sons of another rector, two boys who gave their live for their country in the Great War. One, Anthony Basil Enright, was 21 when he died of wounds, the other was only 19 when killed nine days before the Armistice. churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi

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Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
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Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.
Brandiston, Saint Nicholas Church.