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Brading Church

Brading Church

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 10360.dd.12

Item number: 85

Length: 9.7

Width: 14.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Brading Church is considered the oldest in the island. It is chiefly transitionary Norman in style. It consists of a chancel, nave, and side isles; each with a small chapel at the end. The building exhibits fragments of architecture of almost all the Gothic styles. The small chapel at the east end of the south aisle, beyond the screen, is the burial-place of the Oglanders, those worthies of the isle. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and it retained until lately, sovereignty over the parishes of Yaverland and Shanklin, which were compelled to bury their dead here. The church is distinguished for its brasses, epitaphs, and weather-cock, which is a fulltailed barn-door fowl."

Text by James Redding Ware.

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