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Braydeston Saint Michael Church NR13 5AP
Braydeston Saint Michael Church NR13 5AP



Braydeston Saint Michael Church, Hardly anything is written about this church by any of the usual people you might look to when locked out of a church. This church sign-posted when visiting Blofield church, too far for myself or other disabled people to walk to, but easily driveable. Mortlock and Roberts found a mention in The Popular Guide to Norfolk Churches. in this they wrote: Braydeston Saint Michael Church, Only about a quarter of a mile as the crow flies southward from Brundall's great church, but a trek through winding lanes actually to reach its remote site. A neat little place, as interesting as it looks. The tower-Decorated, and with nice Tudor west window-is so over-restored that it looks like a rebuild. The nave has large and rather fine Perpendicular windows, with elegant tracery. The chancel is originally 13th century Early English.-the lancet in the north wall looks contempary. Beautiful circa 14th centurydecorated east window with net tracery reticulated. In the porch, with its attractive hooded outer arch, note on the old wooden benches, among assorted graffiti, the nine men's morris boards, one at centre each side. Interior is small-but full of interest: under the toweris a rare wafer oven. Old font with coarsely carved six sided bowl, west panel-rough copyof the east window tracery? east panel-one of the wheels with eyes of the Nine Orders of Angels? Behind the font, a tiny inscription brass restored to the church in recent years after unknown wanderings. To Henry Love of Norwich, 1518. A remnant of a pillar in the nave south wall indicates an earlier, circa 13th century Early English arcade, as does the triple pillar of the arch framing the organ. Note vestiges of colour on a jamb of one of the fine north windows of the nave. On both sides, indications of the rood and stairs, with the entrance behind the sturdy little pulpit-the latter, like the rest of the furnishings, is modern, but it has on top an older and curious hour-glass stand. The screen is modern too-though the silvery-aged tracery to six lower panels is evidently ancient. circa 15th century by the form of it, with its leaves. Flowers and cusps and very good. Note especially, south side, the lovely pelican feeding its young with its own blood. In the chancel pretty Early English is a 13th century piscina with beside it a great raity, a little corner shelf supported on large. Coarse mouldings. Below sanctuary steps, extreme right, a small inscription in Latin is all that remains of a brass to Osbert, son of John Barney of Reedham, killed in 1469 by an arrow during the siege of Caister Castle. Not the ledger slabpoignantly reminding us of the rate of child mortality in the past. Here lyeth the body of Ann, daughter of John and Eliz. Cotton who died August 13th 1727 aged 2 years and 6 months, adjacent lie nine more children. Nearby are the graves of yet two more sons. The organ is built of constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi.

Braydeston Saint Michael Church Postcode:NR13 5AP
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church
Braydeston Saint Michael Church