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Broadland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 33734 08682



7/13 Church of St. Michael, Bradeston.

25/9/62 I

Parish Chuch of Bradeston, medieval and later. Built of flint with stone dressings and part rendered with slate roof. West tower, north porch, nave, south vestry and chancel. 3 stage tower, built 1440-1480, with squared flint base course, 3 light Perpendicular west window, semi-circular south stair turret, single light sound holes and 2 light belfry openings with tracery remaining to west. Gargoyle below parapet to west. North porch with Perpen- dicular entrance with attached shafts and spandrels, and 2 light windows with rectangular heads to north and south. Brick parapet gable. Two 3-light Perpendicular windows, each side of nave, with ogee tracery and Tudor arches. C15 north door in western bay, with bevelled plank door in single splayed opening. Blocked south doorway of chamfered C15 brick. Single bay chancel with diagonal buttresses, and parapet gable with cross at peak. C13 lancet in north wall, 2 light Perpendicular window to south. 3 light east window with Reticulated tracery. C19 lean-to vestry. Interior of tower contains C15 stair door and rectangular stone fireplace and flue. C13 column and capital embedded in wall between south nave windows. C13 eastern respond of 3 attached shafts, base and capitals with water holding mouldings. Openings for rood stair in north wall. Fragment of dropped sill sedilia in south chancel wall. C13 piscina with cusped head and stone shelf with cusped bracket. Butt purlin nave roof, the rafters tenoned into the purlins above boarded ceiling. Arch braces span between wall posts and collars. Early C14 octagonal font bowl with incised decoration of combinations of mouchettes, quatrefoils and trefoils. Monument to Thomas Spencer Frost died 1847, by T. Gaffin. Standing mourning women by an altar. Much of the nave and chancel walls are of coursed Ferruginous conglomerate suggesting an early date.

Listing NGR: TG3373408682


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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: 25 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01066/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr W.E. Butland. Source Historic England Archive
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