SU3001 : St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst

taken 10 years ago, near to Brockenhurst, Hampshire, Great Britain

St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst
St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst
Brockenhurst, the only village within the New Forest whose value in the Domesday survey of 1086 was doubled (to 4.00) when that of many others was reduced. It was also the only village mentioned as having a church, St. Nicholas, built upon a mound, which may date back to Pagan times. Roman "bricks" and parts of Second and Third Century masonry have been built into the South porch and, in the South wall of the knave, typical herringbone masonry, possibly from an earlier church, can be seen. Both the doorway and the nave show late Norman work.

A service is held each year on the Sunday nearest to Anzac Day by the memorial in the churchyard, commemorating the New Zealand soldiers who died in the 1914-18 war.

The churchyard also contains the grave of Brusher Mills, the snake catcher, a famous local character, his headstone being suitably engraved.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 February, 2008
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Church   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 305 017 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.8915N 1:34.0893W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 305 017
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