St Nicholas' Church, Brandiston, Norfolk
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A delighful round tower Norman church
Delightful secluded flint church of Norman origins, with a distinctive short round tower; very much in contrast to the soaring towers of neighbouring Salle and Cawston and the flamboyance of Booton, a nearby Trust church. Large clear glass windows (some with medieval stained glass) illuminate extravagantly carved benches in this church, which has lain almost untouched for over a century. The north aisle was originally the nave and contains traces of twelfth-century work.Brandiston Guide
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St Nicholas' is part of the Ten Towers Trail- Exploring some of Norfolk’s finest churches!
This walking trail is a mixture of off-road footpaths and mostly quiet country lanes, usually without made up footpaths. The complete circular route is around 15 miles long, so it is probably an all-day challenge for most people! We have slotted in two cross routes that enable all the churches to be visited in two or more shorter walks. The Trail visits three Churches in the care of CCT: Brandiston, Booton and Little Witchingham. A Trail Guide can be downloaded from the website Haveringland Chronicles HERE, and paper copies are available in the churches included- suggested donations for this and online £1 per copy. (It has been developed by Haveringland Church where the trail begins, and forms part of a wider project for repairing and improving the Church, including developing it as a Heritage Centre. Funding and support to develop the Trail Guide has come from Broadland District Council.)
A fantasy church created by a descendant of Pocahontas
Traces of stunning medieval art
The only seventeenth-century brick tower in Norwich
Roadside parking a short walk from the church along a gravel driveway onto a grassed path through the churchyard to church.
Disabled access information
There is a step up into porch and then down into church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. The church can be cold. The church is lit by natural light. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.
11 miles north-west of Norwich, 5 miles south-west of Aylsham. Follow Historic Church sign from B1149 Holt Road/ Buxton Road junction and further signs to church
Nearest railway station: Norwich (10.1 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
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