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Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.


Briningham Saint Maurice church, A nice little church with some nice features, these include a west tower with added iron climbing ladder, brasses and monuments to the Brereton family. Stained glass, font, pulpit, lectern. Briningham Saint Maurice church is a charming simple flint church of very early construction. The church is approached through the garden of the old rectory. The church has some Saxon brickwork in its building. One steps down into the nave from the porch which, unusually, is the base of the tower. A notable feature in the chancel is the oak baluster altar rail, Pevsner dates this at about 1700. Briningham Saint Maurice church near Melton Constable, square tower, 1 bell, which is attached to the south-west corner of the nave, and chancel. The style is a mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular. There is exceptionally beautiful 14th  century tracery in the south-east window of the nave. The lower storey of the tower forms the porch. There are some poppy heads to the pews. Cautley wrote of Briningham Saint Maurice Church 14th century, south west tower, nave, chancel with sacristy to north of same. Modern roofs and fittings. The large 14th century nave window has curious little 12th century attached columns only 2' 10" high to each jamb. A low-side window to south formerly existed. the chancel has niches flanking the east window, and a dropped window sill sedilia with a ball flowered cornice at sill level.  In the sacristy is an oven with a very strange flue appearing outside in the north east angle of chancel just above the sacristy roof. churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi. Imagine it's England, 1209, and you're a wealthy baron. You arrive home from London one day to discover that King John's minions have once again raided your stores of grain. It's the king's right, of course — he has a large household and armies to feed — and there's a promise of compensation. But all too often that payment arrives late, if at all. And there was that incident last year where the bailiff was caught selling the seized goods instead of handing them over to the king's men. These events aren't simply the makings of the next Robin Hood movie. The practice of seizing food for the king, known as "purveyance," was common in medieval England, as was the greed and corruption associated with it. It was one of the key gripes that drove England's barons to negotiate the Magna Carta with King John in 1215. The Magna Carta is considered one of the great legal documents in the history of democracy. Five centuries later, the legal principles it set forth inspired American colonists in their own rebellion against the British crown. Lack of food was a constant threat in the Middle Ages. Though much of the population was dedicated to agriculture, there was little surplus that could be drawn upon if bad weather wiped out a harvest. Still, the barons who negotiated the Magna Carta weren't worried about keeping the peasants from starving. "It wasn't part of their ethos that they should be feeding everyone," says University of Mary Washington historian Bruce O'Brien.


Briningham Saint Maurice church, Postcode: NR24-2QB
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
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Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.
Briningham, Saint Maurice Church, NR24-2QB.