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The Church of St. Nicholas, Bromham, Wiltshire, England



The first time we visited Bromham we chose a very busy day indeed - a flower festival was taking place inside the church and it was the day of the village fete.  Our thanks go to those people who took the time to make us feel welcome despite the activities of their day.  The image of grown men dressed as Fresian cows dancing their way through the village during the carnival will remain with us!  Our second visit thirteen years later was much more peaceful as it was just us and one (very enthusiastic and informative) church member there.  Most of the photographs we took in 2002 were actually shots taken from video footage and are of very poor quality and in 2015 we were armed with a digital camera so could replace the originals with better ones.  Amazingly we took 1294 photographs that day but had run out of battery and time before photographing the graveyard; looks like we might need to return again!

The church is ancient and packed with wonderful monuments, memorials, tombs, stained glass windows and much more.  Should you be able to visit St. Nicholas, look the for the informative history leaflet available inside the church:  most dates/information given on these pages are taken from this booklet.

The church of St. Nicholas is a Grade I listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the  Historic England  website.

More information about the church and its connection with the Bayntun family can be found at the super  www.bayntun-history.com  website.  This site is also a source for some of our information.


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St. Nicholas from the High Street
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Bunting hung for the street carnival and fete in June 2002
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First and Second World War Memorial
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Carved stone on the side of the gate piers
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Path to the south porch
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Lovely spring flowers to greet the visitor
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The south porch (main entrance)
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Doors into the south porch.
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A memorial over the south porch entrance - the name is not readable
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View from the south porch
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This tree would look magnificent a couple of months after this was taken when it's leaves had grown
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More spring flowers
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Some of the chest tombs in the south churchyard
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South wall
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There are many splendid gargoyles and stone carvings decorating the outside of the building
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Elaborately decorated battlements
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Carved pinnacles
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Door into the Chantry Chapel
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Carvings around the door
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Path from the south side to the east side of the churchyard
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Dated 2007
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Niche (on east wall)
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Canopy of niche
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The east wall - difficult to photograph as there are trees in front of it
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The east (chancel) window
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Coming round from the east wall to the north wall
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North wall of the chancel
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The churchyard on the north side
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Burial of ashes
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The grave of Thomas Moore, poet, his wife Bessie and two of their children
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The inscription
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Inscription on back of stone
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North side of the tower
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An ewe and her lambs in a fenced off section of the churchyard
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Another memorial eroded too much to read
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The inscription
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Carving on the side of the memorial
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The west wall
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Graffiti on the wall
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Another unreadable memorial
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Carving on the four corners of the memorial
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