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Latitude: 52.4904 / 52°29'25"N
Longitude: 1.1874 / 1°11'14"E
OS Eastings: 616494
OS Northings: 292826
OS Grid: TM164928
Mapcode National: GBR VHV.T6W
Mapcode Global: VHL8P.JNMR
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 7 December 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152619
English Heritage Legacy ID: 225367
Location: Forncett, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR16
District: South Norfolk
Civil Parish: Forncett
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
5321 FORNCETT CHURCH ROAD
Forncett St Peter
Church of St Peter
TM 19 SE 8/1 7.12.59
C11, C14 and C15. Saxon round west tower with circular openings half way
up and near top, 2-light bell-openings with arched and triangular heads and
recessed central shafts.
Tall nave with clerestory and north and south aisles, with Perpendicular
windows. Chancel with some herringbone flushwork and Perpendicular windows.
windows. porch with flushwork panelling. Materials: flint with stone dressings
and slate roofs.
Interior: Three bay arcades, late C14. C15 roof with embattled tiebeams
and arched braces. Good bench ends with poppy-heals and figures, possibly
C15, restored C19, or wholly 1857 (Pevsner). Jacobean pulpit. C15 octagonal
font. Alabaster tomb-chest Thomas Drake 1485 and wife with cusped panelled
sides with shields and incised effigies on top slab.
The churchyard contains some C18 head stones.
Listing NGR: TM1649492826
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