Church of St. Nicholas


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Nicholas, Church Walk, Bradwell, NR31 8QQ


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Nicholas, Church Walk, Bradwell, NR31 8QQ

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

Great Yarmouth (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 50315 03855


TG 50 SW 8/12

BRADWELL CHURCH WALK (north side) Church of St. Nicholas

(Formerly listed under Church Lane)



Parish church. C12 west tower. Nave, aisles and chancel are C14. Major restoration 1875. 1889 porch rebuilt. 1907 a further restoration. Quaternary and Quarry flint and chert with Lincolnshire Limestone ashlar dressings and some brick. Plain tiles to nave and chancel, slate to aisle roofs. Four stage circular tower. Cusped western lancet. One western lancet to second stage. Brick lancets to ringing chamber and louvred lights to belfry. Plain parapet. Aisle west walls pierced by traceried roundels. Diagonal stepped west aisle buttresses, remainder are side buttresses. Gabled south porch. North doorway. Two aisle windows north and south, of two lights and C14 although much restored. Three-light aisle east windows of similar character. Three encircled quatrefoils comprise clerestory. In addition there is an eastern gable window to nave. Two two-light reticulated south chancel windows, the eastern one shortened. Priests' door. Diagonal eastern buttresses frame four-light reticulated and sub-reticulated east window. C19 vestry against north chancel, the side buttress removed to allow its construction.

Interior. Three bay arcade of four-lobed piers supporting double chamfered arches. Double chamfered tower arch and double hollow chamfered chancel arch. Clerestory windows sit behind square splays. Nave roof renewed: arched braces on wall posts drop to corbels. Octagonal C15 font. Lions crouch against stem and angels disport themselves under bowl. Bowl panels contain symbols of four Evangelists and four further angels. East end of both aisles have trefoiled piscinas. Chancel roof of 1875. Good C17 altar rails: thick irontwist balusters support rail upon which is carved a repeating frieze of griffins and cherubs riding sea dragons. Cusped sedilia and piscina. Plaster wall monument to William Vesey 1644. Within flat arched recess are free standing painted figures of William Vesey behind his two wives. Wives kneel at prayer. One son kneels at Vesey's right. Predella panel contains relief figures of four daughters and one reclining, presumably deceased, son. Plain plaster pilasters frame the whole composition.

Listing NGR: TG5031503855


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

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Date: 22 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16880/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Francis Polaine. Source Historic England Archive
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