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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Needham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.3897 / 52°23'23"N

Longitude: 1.2774 / 1°16'38"E

OS Eastings: 623107

OS Northings: 281912

OS Grid: TM231819

Mapcode National: GBR VK9.5RX

Mapcode Global: VHL9B.365C

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 7 December 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 225619

Location: Needham, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP20

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Needham

Built-Up Area: Needham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Needham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(north-west side)
Church of St Peter
TM 28 SW 21/1A 7.12.59


Norman round west tower with C16 brick and flint octagonal top stage with
C19 battlements and with circular stair turret half way up. C15 Perpendicular
nave windows, but walls are probably earlier. Chancel built in 1735, red
brick with blue headers, and with gothic windows of 1884. Early C16 brick
south porch with octagonal angle shafts with pinnacles and stepped gable,
moulded brick arch, moulded brick friezes with quatrefoil motifs, arch-braced
roof with crenelleted wall plate. Interior: C15 arch-braced nave roof with
high collar beams, with moulded and crenellated wall plate and tiebeams.
Stairs to rood loft on north wall of nave. Chancel with segmental vaulted
ceiling with cornice. C15 bench ends with poppy-head and border with fleurons
Back of one bench with carved trail and inscription "Use wel thy tyme for
dethe is comyng M: The sentence of God Allmighty is everlastyng E". C15
door to tower stairs. C15 octagonal font with four lions against stem and
alternating roses and signs of the Evangelists on side of bowl. Built of
flint rubble with stone dressings, partly rendered, brick south porch and
chancel. Slate and tiled roofs.

Listing NGR: TM2310781912

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