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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280127
OS Grid Reference: TM2714769546
OS Grid Coordinates: 627147, 269546
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2771, 1.3283
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BRUNDISH CHURCH LANE
TM 26 NE
6/7 Church of St Lawrence
Parish church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Flint
rubble with stone dressings. Slated roofs. C12 tower: square, unbuttressed,
with various blocked window openings. To the east an original 2-light belfry
opening divided by a shaft with a capital. The other 3 belfry openings,
moulded west doorway and crenellated parapet are late C14 additions. Tower
arch to nave now blocked. 4-bay nave of late C14 date with 2-light and 3-
light windows in Perpendicular style. Moulded north and south doorways with
orignal doors. C15 porch: flushwork-panelled facade; moulded entrance arch
with rose-carved spandrels above which is an empty niche with crocketted ogee
arch and flanking buttress shafts. Remains of stoup in porch. Late C14 2-bay
chancel. Priest's doorway enriched with fleurons, partly renewed C19. 5-
-light east window renewed C20. Interior. Nave roof ceiled over. C19 chancel
roof. Chancel arch rests on corbels carved as human heads. Good C14 angle
piscina: cusped ogee arch with crocketting and buttress shafts. Adjacent a
drop-sill sedilia and 2 medieval aumbries. The east splays of the easternmost
nave windows have cusped image niches; that to the north is complete and
retains some original colouring. In the north nave wall is a recess with
moulded arch, probably for a founder's tomb. Simple octagonal font, uncarved,
probably of C14 date. At the west end of the nave, 11 C15 poppyhead bench-
ends, 2 with remains of arm-rests; the backs of all the benches are C18.
Remainder of nave seating comprises C18 box pews, built around further C15
poppyhead benches. C15 pulpit with traceried panels; early C17 carved back
and tester. At east end of chancel, C18 painted copies of the Lord's Prayer,
Commandments and Creed within C19 panels. Effigy brasses include: Sir Edmund
de Brundish (c.1380), under recess in north nave wall; John and Alice Colby
(1540, 1560), in nave; John Colby (1559) and Thomas Glemham (1571), both in
sanctuary. Several C17-C18 ledger slabs. Arms of George III over tower arch.
Listing NGR: TM2714769546
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