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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bradwell, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5749 / 52°34'29"N

Longitude: 1.6929 / 1°41'34"E

OS Eastings: 650315

OS Northings: 303855

OS Grid: TG503038

Mapcode National: GBR YRH.GV5

Mapcode Global: WHNW4.ZJ9X

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 27 November 1954

Last Amended: 15 July 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 227747

Location: Bradwell, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Civil Parish: Bradwell

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Bradwell St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 50 SW
(north side)
8/12 Church of St. Nicholas
(formerly listed under
27.11.54 Church Lane)
- II*

Parish church. C12 west tower. Nave, aisles and chancel are C14. Major
restoration 1875. 1889 porch rebuilt. 1907 a further restoration. Flint
with ashlar dressings and some brick. Plain tiles to nave and chancel, slate
to aisle roofs. 4 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. 2 aisle windows north and south, of 2 lights
and C14 although much restored. 3-light aisle east windows of similar
character. 3 encircled quatrefoils comprise clerestory. In addition there
is an eastern gable window to nave. 2. 2-light reticulated south chancel
windows, the eastern one shortened. Priests' door. Diagonal eastern
buttresses frame 4-light reticulated and sub-reticulated east window. C19
vestry against north chancel, the side buttress removed to allow its
construction. Interior. 3 bay arcade of 4-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 4 Evangelists and 4 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 2 wives. Wives kneel
at prayer. One son kneels at Vesey's right. Predella panel contains relief
figures of 4 daughters and one reclining, presumably deceased, son. Plain
plaster pilasters frame the whole composition.

Listing NGR: TG5031503855

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