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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Hertfordshire. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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23. BRAMFIELD.

(O.S. 6 in. xxix. N.W.)

Ecclesiastical

(1). Parish Church of St. Andrew, stands in the middle of the village. The walls are probably of flint rubble, but are now covered with plaster; the roofs are tiled. Restorations in 1840 destroyed nearly all traces of antiquity, but the simple plan of Chancel and Nave has probably remained unaltered from an early date. The West Tower was built in 1840 over an ancient well, locally said to have been a holy well.

Architectural Description—The Chancel has a three-light E. window with net tracery, in Roman cement, and two square-headed S. windows, each of two cinque-foiled lights, retaining much of their late 15th-century stonework; there is no chancel arch. In the Nave, only the easternmost window in the N. wall, shows any old stonework. Some of the timbers of the chancel Roof are old.

Fittings—Bells: two; 2nd late 14th-century, by William Founder, with a Latin inscription. Chest: in the vestry, 17th-century. Monument: on N. wall of chancel, of white marble, to George, Viscount Grandison, 1699. Piscina: in the chancel, with trefoiled head, 14th-century. Plate: includes cup of 1562 and cover paten of 1617.

Condition—Good.

Secular

(2). Homestead Moat, at Bramfieldbury, fragments.