Brundall Local
              History Group



Listed buildings of Brundall


As most of the buildings in the village have no great age, not many of them are listed.
The two churches have developed over the centuries; Braydeston Church is Grade One
and Brundall is Grade Two*


Braydeston
                          church

The Church of Saint Michael and All Angels is situated on Braydeston Hills.  It's not certain why the church is so isolated.
There is no evidence that it was the result of the Black Death; it may have been due to changes in land use.
A church is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and almost certainly stood on this site.  Now it is one of
the Yare Valley Churches, and services take place on a regular basis.


Brundall church

This photograph of St Laurence Church, just off The Street at the west end of the village,
was taken before the west extension was built in June 1963.  Before then, in about 1900, the north
aisle, vestry, and pulpit were added, the cost covered by subscription and help from the family
of the then Rector, Reverend Charles Marshall Chamberlin.

The Gables


The Gables, no. 52 The Street (in the centre of the village), was built about 1690 with
Dutch style gables.  It was previously known as Braydeston Villa.  GradeTwo listed.


Old Beams

Built in 1540, the Old Beams was the original White Horse pub. situated in the centre of the village.
(Another White Horse pub was built much later near Blofield Road but has now been demolished.
For more on the second White Horse, visit the pubs page)
This building has been much renovated during the last few years, and was recently a very well-known
restaurant called 'The Lavender House', whose chef/proprietor was the award-winning Richard Hughes.
The building became an Indian restaurant and takeaway, the Masala Cottage, which has now closed. It was due to be auctioned with a guide price of 225,000-275,000 in early June 2019, but the lot was withdrawn before the sale.


Manor House

The Manor House is on the east end of the village, opposite Blofield Road. 
You can see the initials on the eastern gable of the earliest traced owner, Richard Baldwin,
who died in 1725.  It was only ever a Manor House in name.


Msnor Garage

The Manor Garage was originally the barn to the Manor House and still has its
thatched roof.  In the picture above taken in 1936 you can see two previous owners
of the garage, Bill Tidman on the right and Wesley Key on his left.


Signal box

Believe it or not, on 26th April 2013, our signal box at Brundall Station was given listed status because
of its special architectural and historic interest.  It retains almost all of the original decoration to the
operating floor and the 1927 lever frame.  The box was still in use until 2020 and is to go to the Mid Norfolk Railway. Read more.


 

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