CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1076906
Date first listed:
16-Jul-1958
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Brettenham
National Grid Reference:
TL 92377 81293

Details

BRETTENHAM RUSHFORD TL 98 SW 8/3 Church of St John The Evangelist 16.7.58 GV I

Collegiate, now parish church. 1342 and C16. Flint with ashlar quotas and dressings. Thatched roof. Transepts and chancel removed in 1542. Tall west tower with diagonal buttresses with 3 set-offs. Full height stair turret to south. Punched encircled quatrefoils to first stage, west face with 2 deeply recessed trefoiled lancets. String course to belfry. 2-light Y traceried belfry windows with foiled mouchettes. Plain parapet. Roof line to east indicates reconstruction in 1575 by Robert Buston. Many putlock holes survive on tower and throughout church fabric. North nave wall has 4 bell based butrresses containing tall windows with continuous mouldings above string course. Window heads removed in C16 and paired brick lancets inserted. North door in second bay with undercut continuous mouldings Remains of piers and moulded capitals to north transept survive. C20 apsed chancel with 3 timber framed lancets. Remains of chancel foundations extend to east, but chancel arch piers and moulded capitals of mid C14 section still in situ. South aisle as north. C19 vestry in position of original south transept. Original 2 storey porch rebuilt as single structure with flushwork and inscribed panels. Lower half of brick staircase to upper chamber is of 1342. Interior largely remodelled in C19. Large wall arches of C14 remain as do transept and chancel arch piers. Wall dado panelled.

Listing NGR: TL9237781293

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
219838
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 20 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07052/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Hull. Source Historic England Archive
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