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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1050688



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bracon Ash

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 226578

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2/1 Church of All Saints 26/11/59 - I

Hethel parish church, Medieval and later. Flint, rendered except for tower, with ashlar dressings. Brick north chapel. Slate nave roof, eastern roof not visible. West tower, nave with north aisle and south porch and chancel with former mausoleum. Cll west tower possibly pre-Conquest. Vestigial long and short western quoins at low level, otherwise rubble quoining. Blocked western door with re-used non-radial brick voussoirs. Post-Medieval bell stage with wooden Y-traceried openings, crow-stepped parapets and obelisk finials. Victorian traceried chancel windows in Decorated style. Nave and aisle windows with wooden frames beneath segmental arches. Former brick mausoleum to Branthwaite family of c.1730 with rusticated quoins, 2 blocked semi-circular headed windows to north, a large Victorian eastern archway with wooden tracery, a dentil and moulded brick cornice and a tall parapet with blocked 3-centred openings. C15 porch with a fine moulded entrance and a later crow-stepped gable. 3-bay C14 or C15 north arcade with octagonal piers and 2-ordered plain-chamfered arches. Tower arch in similar style. Former mausoleum with 2 blank Classical tablets opened-up to north aisle and chancel in C19. Fine coloured alabaster tomb of Myles Branthwaite (died 1612) and his wife Mary to north side of chancel. Full size effigies with Myles lying on side Mary on back. Flanking Corinthian columns supporting a coffered arch and obelisks. Strapwork and painted achievement above, inscription with elaborate cartouche in tympanum and 3 kneeling weepers below.

Listing NGR: TG1711300398

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National Grid Reference: TG 17113 00398


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