Monument record BNG 005 - Church of Saint Andrew

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There is a record of a church at Barningham in the Domesday Book.


Grid reference Centred TL 9677 7689 (62m by 59m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL97NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

There is a record of a church at Barningham in the Domesday Book. St Andrew, Barningham. This interesting church has a fine set of C15 benches in the nave, with traceried bench-ends& carved & tracered backs with brattishing to top rail, the design being very varied. The screen is also very fine and retains its original colour. Doors of the Stuart period are fitted to the screen. Decorated W tower and chancel. The Nave has tall perpendicular two- light windows, inside it should be noticed how the rood stair acends in the window. Font octagonal, decorated with tracery patterns e.g. a rose of eight radiating arches, & a wheel of three mouchettes. Pulpit- the tester looks mid C17, the body later. Benches - a whole set with tracery panels against the ends, carved backs, and poppy- heads & animals on the arms, also birds & monsters (S1)(S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 221.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 86.

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Record last edited

Mar 6 2012 10:54AM

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