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Church of St Andrew, Bradenham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 221006

OS Grid Reference: TF9171909113
OS Grid Coordinates: 591719, 309113
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6459, 0.8324

Location: Church Lane, Bradenham, Norfolk IP25 7QP

Locality: Bradenham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 7QP

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Listing Text

TF 90 NW
23:6:60 Church of St.Andrew

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate and lead roofs. South west tower porch; aisled nave;
chancel. C14 tower porch with diagonal buttresses and rectangular stair turret
to north west. Massive plain chamfered 2-centred entrance on polygonal
responds. Church doorway of filletted rolls on 2 pairs of nook shafts.
Elaborately cusped niche above. Rectangular loop to upper floor south side.
Plain 2-light Y-traceried bell-openings with a corbel table and a crenellated
parapet above. Broken octagonal clockface to east with metal hands. West
wall with a restored 3-light window to nave with triple lancet tracery and
a pair of restored panel-traceried 2-light windows to aisles. North aisle.
C14 doorway of 2 orders with angle rolls and hood mould. 2 C15 3-light panel
traceried windows with shallow 4-centred heads. 2-light Perpendicular east
window with unusual inverted cross tracery motif. Similar tracery to south
aisle. 7 2-light cusped clearstorey windows. C13 or early C14 chancel with
4 2-light Y-traceried windows. Blocked rectangular leper's window to south
and a plain priest's doorway. Modern 5-light east window in Geometric style.
Interior. 4 bays of early C14 quatrefoil piers supporting hollow-chamfered
arches of 2 orders. The piers leave the angles of their square cores apparent.
Hollowchamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds. Surviving rood stair
to south. South aisle with plain rectangular piscina. C15 moulded aisle
roofs with embattled wall plates and spandrel tracery. C15 arch braced nave
roof with excessively tall embattled wall plates retaining some original paint.
Chancel has a fine piscina with triple sedilia beneath a hollow-chamfered
arcade on single shafts with bell capitals. Hood mould with restored label
stops. Elaborate aumbry to north side of chancel with a crocketted ogee arch
between crocketted pinnacles. Hood moulds to windows with carved head label
stops. C14 octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TF9171909113

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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