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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade I Listed Building in Brettenham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.3958 / 52°23'45"N

Longitude: 0.8261 / 0°49'33"E

OS Eastings: 592377

OS Northings: 281293

OS Grid: TL923812

Mapcode National: GBR RDJ.RNT

Mapcode Global: VHKCM.81KP

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 16 July 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219838

Location: Brettenham, Breckland, Norfolk, IP24

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Brettenham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Rushford St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TL 98 SW
8/3 Church of St John The

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

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