Briningham

Briningham church is hidden away, a quiet unassuming small church, the family church of the Breretons.

It has little of interest except for a memorial tucked away behind the east end in the ‘dormitory’.

There are a number of broken, sunken, and neglected graves at the foot of the east wall, with no obvious names, but almost certainly those of the family, since four yards away and facing the east wall is a pyramidal structure, three-sided and about ten feet tall, with a shield bearing the BRERETON arms. On top of the structure is the muzzled Bear of the Brereton crest.

According to Farrer’s Church Heraldry of Norfolk, , this is for “Brereton Seppings” but I saw nothing of this when I was there, nor can the person named be identified.

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