Brasted, St Martin

Ancient Parish church.

A church was here in Domesday times but has little or no trace of the original building remain. The doorway is of the 14th c. and leads into the church built in 1864-65 by Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905). Built of local sandstone the castellated tower, which is heavily buttressed, and capped by a red tile spirelet. James Anthony Sims says of the Victorian restoration of the pitched clay tiled roof and walls of the main part of the church, 'it puts one in mind of the Salvation Army, very worthy but not the sort of thing to stir the imagination'. Monuments include Judge Sir Robert Heath (1575-1649) and Avary Tipping 1933 author of 'English Homes'.

Original Registers
These date from 1557.

Transcript published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. F3) See Parish Register Publications.

St Martin photo
St Martin Aug 1997