St Mary's Church, East Bradenham, Norfolk
- What's nearby
Simply furnished and gloriously fit
St Mary's stands at the end of a small lime-tree avenue, above the road and at the east end of the long village. The bold, buttressed flint-and-stone medieval church is set in a grassy churchyard. It is simply furnished and gloriously lit, with several lovely memorials to local people.
The powerful tower is Perpendicular, but the rest is fourteenth century and earlier. The round clerestory windows with quatrefoil tracery are unusual, and the figures on the Greene monument gaze towards their house long demolished.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A church untouched for 700 years
Contcrete path to church door. There is one step down into church.
Facilities & Hire
There is a switch to the right of the door as you enter to activate the lighting. Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.
5 miles south-west of East Dereham. Follow Historic Church sign in Shipdham on the A1075 along Bradenham Road
Nearest railway station: Attleborough (11.2 miles). Bus route number 17.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Norfolk County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information