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Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church

Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church, IP22-2AE.



Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church,  a small village on the way to Holt, best known for it's Bressingham Garden Centre, a place known itself for The Chelsea Flower Show. Bressingham Church, just granted Lottery Funds, has been restyled and renovated to some modern standards. The outside has been tastefully restored, inside the carvings are in abundance, plus a bier and a funeral cart. Bressingham Saint John the Baptist Church has been altered and adapted over the centuries. In the 13th century the church was rebuilt, some of that era remains, (the Sedilia in the chancel for instance). In the 14th century more work was undertaken. The chancel was rebuilt, the nave and tower too, aisles were added, and the font, also dates from then! in the 15th century, more work was done, the aisle walls were raised, and a clerestory was added. The tower took on another remodel and the beautiful "Hammer beam nave roof was constructed". Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church, The bench ends were carved in 1530s-1540 on the cusp of Reformation change. Certain carving are similar to those at Glandford by Mr Walter Thomson and Mr Frank McGinnity, on the other side of the county. Though not as ornate. West tower, south porch, nave and chancel. 15th century tower, well proportioned and with good base-course flush panelled and niche on either side of west window. Sanctus bell turret. The rest of this church was rebuilt in 1527 by Sir Roger Pilkington, the date and initials appearing outside on the north clerestory. The chancel "weeps" to the south.  The sedilia is 14th century with attached columns and plain arches. 14th century font on one high step with shallow cutting to shaft and bowl. Jacobean pulpit with canopy, and Stuart table. 14th century ark type chest, draw-bars to both north and south doors, and piscina in pier of north aisle. The feature of the church are fine contemporary benches which have double arm rests with grotesques and carved bench ends with some figured. The Arms of Charles II hang high up over the tower arch. churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi.


Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church, Postcode: IP22-2AE.
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
Bressingham, Saint John the Baptist Church
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