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    St Nicholas' Church, Brandiston, is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Brandiston, Norfolk, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It stands next to Brandiston Hall.The church is constructed in flint rubble with limestone dressings. The roofs are tiled. Its plan is simple, consisting of a nave with a north aisle, the eastern end of the nave acting as the chancel, a south porch and a west tower. The lower part of the tower is round, with an octagonal top stage. The west wall of the nave has a three-light window. In the south wall are three large windows, one in Decorated style, the other two Perpendicular. Supporting the east wall are two brick buttresses.
    Inside the church is a three-bay arcade supported on quatrefoil piers, with double-chamfered arches. The nave ceiling is plastered. All the fittings and benches date from the 19th century. The windows in the south wall of the nave contain some medieval stained glass.The oldest standing part of the church is the lower part of the tower, which dates from the 12th century. The present north aisle was originally the nave, and it still contains some 12th-century fabric. The rest of the north aisle and the nave date from the 14th century. The chancel and south porch were added in the 15th century. By the 18th century the chancel had been demolished. In the 19th century the octagonal top was added to the tower. The church was substantially restored in 1844. Taken from Wiki.... the pics... On a blazing hot spring day in May.























    Thanks for looking:)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Thanks Flyboy.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Nice pictures this church looks beautiful inside and out...loving that low tower too!

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    Thanks. Even though it's redundant the people still ook the time to put flowers around the pews.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    What a gorgeous place. Sad that the two brothers both died in the Great War, and the younger brother, only 9 days before the Armistice. Enjoyed that bud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJF View Post
    What a gorgeous place. Sad that the two brothers both died in the Great War, and the younger brother, only 9 days before the Armistice. Enjoyed that bud.
    No worries TJ. I do like these little gems around the Norfolk Countryside... so quirky!:)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Did you take a look at RAF Swannington whilst you were in the area Shuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJF View Post
    Sad that the two brothers both died in the Great War, and the younger brother, only 9 days before the Armistice.
    Just looked for Preston's mention in the London Gazette, as I'd not realised until now that DFCs were awarded during WW1. He's not mentioned until 3 June 1919, so I guess it must have been awarded posthumously. Shame that whatever it was awarded for isn't mentioned as presumably he must have given his life doing whatever it was?

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    No but I will be very soon. There's a lot left!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    My dad grew up in a Nissen hut on Swannington airfield after the war. I know there used to be loads of the site left back when I was a kid, but I've not been back for a proper explore in years.

    There's also an undocumented burial site around the airfield somewhere. My dad and his brother found a skull back when they were kids. The local copper came round on his bike, took it away and it was confirmed as being an archaeological relic, rather than anything suspicious. Always wondered what else might be buried there :)

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    What a wonderful church,great pics,thanks for sharing:)
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