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Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA.



Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, Brundall or Brundala, meaning broomy nook. Old English brom (broom) + halh (nook or corner of land). After starting my tour of Norfolk at Postwick and feeling very angry that not only was the church locked, but I also had to walk back to the front notice board to see if there were key holder numbers. There were, I rang twice, both to no avail, on getting to my second call of the day, Brundall, Saint Laurence church. It was open, poorly lit I best took what pictures I could. I tripped up the alter and the lights come on, I thought they were on a timer as with so many other open churches. But no, a lady had come in and switched on the lights for herself. I mentioned the trip, we went on to chat. And what a very nice lady. It turns out that both Postwick, Brundall and Braydeston are in a three church triangle. Brundall had one of the prettiest fonts I have ever seen, the bowl raised on an octagonal pedestal, this with  rope effect at the top. But the bowl, separate and made of lead. This was very ornate and worth seeing on its own.Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, near Norwich, has west bell cot, 1 bell, nave with north aisle, and chancel. Nave and chancel Transitional Early English, and Decorated. The north aisle and vestry were added in 1900. The 13th century font is curiously covered with lead. There are tablets to the Routh and Cubitt families. Brundall had a parochial Chapel of Saint Clement, only foundations remain. It is easy to miss the tiny bellcot church, for it stands in a sequestered corner at the end of the street of modern houses and thatched cottages, hiding in a churchyard like a garden, with rockeries, flower beds, lawn and lovely trees. \one of the prettiest of the county's churchyards, it has a lovely view of the countryside and is entered by a thatched lychgate. The old work of the dim little church is 600 years old. There is rich carving in the screen and pulpit, the eagle lectern, the linenfold panelling of the east wall and the altar guarded by four kneeling angels, all modern. A fine little modern brass on chancel wall, only a span high, shows Saint Lawrence, the patron saint, wearing vestments and holding his grid and a book. A beautiful old and rare relic is the 13th-century font with a leaded bowl, the only lead font in this county so rich in fonts, and one of only 38 in England. A band of dainty fleur-de-lys runs round the base of the bowl, and others divide it vertically into panels, in each of which is a crucifix.



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Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
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Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,
Brundall, Saint Laurence Church, NR13-5NA,