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St Andrews Church, Bramfield

Description: St Andrews Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285616

OS Grid Reference: TM3989973797
OS Grid Coordinates: 639899, 273797
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3098, 1.5179

Location: Walpole Road, Bramfield, Suffolk IP19 9AB

Locality: Bramfield
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 9AB

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Listing Text


9/21 St. Andrew's Church
7.12.66 (formerly listed as part
of Church of St.Andrew)

Parish church. C14; restored 1870. Nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry.
Flint rubble, all plastered, stone dressings; thatched roofs to nave and
chancel. Nave with 2 2-light windows to north and south, all renewed; 3-light
west window with intersecting tracery; simple shallow gabled porch. Chancel
with 2 2-light windows to north and south, all largely original, those to the
south with good carved label stops; 3-light east window with reticulated
tracery; Priest's doorway to south. 5 bay nave roof, originally crown post
construction although only the 2 western trusses are complete. Octagonal font,
heavily restored C19. Very fine rood screen of c.1500, with 4 one-light
divisions each side of the centre arch, vaulted coved loft to east and west and
dado with 5 remaining painted figures; much original colour and gesso work
survives. Wall painting in recess in north nave wall, depicting large cross
and what appear to be long-eared rabbits; nave with 4 hatchments to Rabett
family (of Bramfield Hall); heavily restored C14 piscinas in nave and chancel;
elaborate reredos (dated 1867) with 4 figures of saints in canopied niches
either side of altar, and incorporating sedile to south. North chancel with
very fine monument to Arthur Coke (d.1627) and Elizabeth his wife (d.1629) by
Nicholas Stone: white and black marble; reclining effigy of Elizabeth with
Arthur kneeling in prayer above within an arched recess; over the arch is a
coat of arms and surrounding it are 7 cartouches. South chancel with wall
monument to Reginald Rabett (d.1763) and Elizabeth his wife; chancel floor with
late C17 and C18 ledger slabs, mostly to members of Rabett family. Graded I
for surviving medieval work and Coke monument.

Listing NGR: TM3989973797

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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