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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Bramfield, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.824 / 51°49'26"N

Longitude: -0.1277 / 0°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 529134

OS Northings: 215592

OS Grid: TL291155

Mapcode National: GBR J8Y.QJK

Mapcode Global: VHGPF.QFW1

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356122

Location: Bramfield, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Bramfield

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bramfield

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 21 NE
(West side)
3/17 Church of St. Andrew
- II

Parish church. Late C14 origins. Nave rebuilt, tower and porch added in
1840. Restored, vestry and organ bay added in 1870 by C.B. Trollope.
Flint rubble chancel, otherwise stock brick, cement rendered. Tiled
roofs. Retains medieval nave and chancel plan, tower to W, porch to S,
vestry and organ bay to NE. 3 light E window with restored reticulated
tracery, pointed arched head with hood mould, tile coursing at sill
level. Blocked brick arched opening at ground level. Moulded rendered
gable parapet with kneelers. 2 stage diagonal buttresses. Chancel S
elevation has 2 C15 2 light square headed windows, cinquefoiled lights,
outer hollow moulding, blocked priest's door, sprocket eaves. Taller
nave with projecting closed S porch: moulded Tudor arch with mask
stopped hood mould, vertical panelled door, moulded and coped gable
parapet, 2 stage diagonal buttresses, 4 light square headed windows in
porch returns. Flanking porch are 2 light 4 centred arched windows,
cinquefoiled lights with upper quatrefoils, hood moulds, 2 stage
diagonal buttresses. Similar windows and buttresses to N. Coped gable
parapet with kneelers to nave W end. W tower of 2 short stages. To W a
panelled door in moulded Tudor arch, cusped spandrels to square head,
mask stopped hood moulds. Second stage vertical louvred lights with
plain lugged architraves, diamond panels with inner circles for clocks,
trefoil ornament. 3 stage angle buttresses. Cornice to embattled parapet
with steps up to centre on 3 sides over louvred belfry openings.
Octagonal splay-footed spire. Separately roofed vestry/organ bay to N
of chancel has steps up to N entrance with moulded Tudor arched
surround, diagonal buttresses, 2 light windows in gable ends with
kneelers to coped gable parapets. Interior: C14 piscina in chancel S
wall at raised floor level, trefoiled arch, hollow moulded with stopped
hood mould, credence shelf. C19 triple pointed and chamfered tower
arches. Tower converted to octagonal baptistery in 1870, circular stem
and octagonal bowl to font. Timber chancel arch, braced tie beam with
moulded drops. Dado moulding on nave and chancel walls. Moulded C19 tie
beams and struts in nave roof. From chancel to organ bay a 4 centred
arch, door to vestry. Monuments: chancel N wall, cartouche with epitaph
to George Lord Viscount Grandison, d.1699, carved in Baroque style with
arms above. Chancel S wall a copy of this, more crudely executed, to
Rev E. Bourchier, d. 1775, also a simple marble slab with base and
cornice to Rev E. Bourchier, d.1785. C17 chest in vestry with 3 panelled
front. Organ by H. Jones of Fulham Road with Gothic carving and painted
pipes. E window late C19 stained glass. According to Matthew Paris
Bramfield was the first benifice of St. Thomas S Becket. (The Builder,
vol.28, 1851, Nov.26, 1870, p.951: RCHM 1910: VCH 1912: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL2913415592

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