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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Yaxham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6569 / 52°39'24"N

Longitude: 0.9666 / 0°57'59"E

OS Eastings: 600740

OS Northings: 310710

OS Grid: TG007107

Mapcode National: GBR SBY.K5M

Mapcode Global: WHLS4.TGGZ

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220895

Location: Yaxham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR19

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Yaxham

Built-Up Area: Yaxham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Yaxham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 01 SW
2/103 Church of St.Peter

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint and ferruginous conglomerate
rubble with limestone and ferruginous conglomerate ashlar dressings.
Some brick. Slate and lead roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and
south porch; chancel. Late C11 or early C12 circular west tower with
quadrant pilasters. Signs of blocking to west at ground level but
otherwise no visible sign of original openings. Late-Medieval west window
of 2 lights and a flat headed lancet above. 4 early Perpendicular
bell openings of 2 lights with straight super mullions flanking soufflets.
Post-Medieval crenellated parapet with moulded brick cornice and copings.
Original north wall with ferruginous conglomerate ashlar quoins to east
and west. 2 staged late-Medieval buttresses with blind tracery, one
Decorated 2-light window, 2 C15:3-light windows with angular tracery and
a plain chamfered north doorway. South aisle west window of 2 multi-cusped
lights and one surviving carved label stop. 3 restored 2-light south
windows and a 3-light east window. Late-Medieval porch. South doorway
of 2 hollow-chamfered orders. 4 2-light cusped clearstorey windows with
a centrally placed sundial. Chancel south wall with a rood stair
projection connecting to south aisle; some coursed conglomerate and flint
probably pertaining to original church; 2 restored 2-light Decorated
windows and a priest's door. Some repairs in brick. C19 3-light east
window in Decorated style. 2 C19 2-light windows to north. Interior.
Norman semicircular headed tower arch with chamfered imposts, ferruginous
conglomerate quoins and roughly cut voussoirs. Contemporary upper doorway
formerly leading into ringing chamber from roof space. C14 4-bay south
arcade of alternating foiled and octagonal piers. Arches of 2 hollow-
-chamfered orders. Chancel arch wave and double ogee moulded on polygonal
responds. Modern chancel piscina and Medieval south aisle piscina with
trefoil arch. Late-Medieval arch braced nave roof with roll-moulded
principals, purlins and wall plate. Contemporary eastern bay of south
aisle roof with traceried spandrel and some surviving paint. Heavily
repaired chancel screen and a re-positioned screen in south aisle with
some original tracery. Elaborate C15 octagonal font displaying blind
tracery and niches with miniature rib vaults beneath crocketted ogee

Listing NGR: TG0074010710

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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