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Church of St Nicholas, Bracon Ash

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226586

OS Grid Reference: TG1795000194
OS Grid Coordinates: 617950, 300194
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5559, 1.2137

Location: School Road, Bracon Ash, Norfolk NR14 8HJ

Locality: Bracon Ash
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 8HJ

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Listing Text


Church of St Nicholas

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Rendered-flint with ashlar dressings
and plaintiled roofs. Ashlar mausoleum. Nave with south aisle and north
porch and chancel with mausoleum to north. 2 fine C14 2-light Decorated
windows to south aisle with mouchette and dagger filled vessicas. 2 2-
light Y-traceried windows to north side of nave. 5 Y-traceried windows
to chancel with carved label stops; tracery of 3-light east window is
modern and the 3-light easternmost south window is in timber yet both retain
original reveals. Berney family mausoleum of C. 1750 in ashlar with an
oculus to each face (blind to east and west) with 4 raised keystones.
Northern oculus contained within a pedimented aedicule with rusticated
pilasters. Rusticated quoins, moulded cornice and parapet. C15 south
arcade of 3 bays with faceted quatrefoil piers and hollow chamfered arches
Surviving rood stair to north. C14 or C15 chancel arch with polygonal
responds. Fine late C13 chancel with 8 splayed Y-traceried side windows
(some blocked yet visible internally) with shafted divisions and continuous
deeply carved hood-moulds with label stops. Remains of an important early
Renaissance terra-cotta canopied tomb of C.1525 in chancel. (A.P. Baggs,
"C16 terra-cotta tombs in East Anglia", Archaeological Journal, CXXV,
1969). 4 bays divided by pendant capitals; recessed panels with
Renaissance decoration and candelabra pilasters. Chest destroyed and
canopy blocked.

Listing NGR: TG1795000194

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Source: English Heritage

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