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Church of SS Peter and Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Griston, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5569 / 52°33'24"N

Longitude: 0.8645 / 0°51'52"E

OS Eastings: 594282

OS Northings: 299303

OS Grid: TL942993

Mapcode National: GBR RBN.PDM

Mapcode Global: WHLSH.7ZXQ

Plus Code: 9F42HV47+QR

Entry Name: Church of SS Peter and Paul

Listing Date: 16 July 1958

Last Amended: 31 August 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220067

Location: Griston, Breckland, Norfolk, IP25

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Town: Breckland

Civil Parish: Griston

Built-Up Area: Griston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Griston St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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TL 9499

11/30 Church of ss Peter and Paul
(Formerly listed as Church of
16.7.58 St Peter and St Paul)


Parish church. C14 rebuilt 1477. Restored 1884 by J.B. Pearce. Flint with
ashlar dressings and plain tiled roof. West tower, nave and chancel. Tower
in building 1477, incomplete in 1538, belfry 1568. 4 stages with diagonal
buttresses. Flushwork base with shields and squares. 3-light Perpendicular
west window above arched door. Ventilation panel to ringing chamber. 2-light
belfry windows with mouchettes. Battlemented flushwork parapet and full height
stair turret to south. Nave with wave moulded south door on head stops. 3
buttresses; to east diagonal. 3-light panel tracery windows and fleuron freize.
Chancel has 2-light Y window, priest's door and 3-light Perpendicular window.
4-light east window mid C14 : cusped lights supporting elongated quatrefoils
in Y frame with encircled quatrefoil above. Hollow mouldings and hood. East
gable with parapet on kneelers as nave. Single 2-light Perpendicular window
to north, rood stair turret and north nave as south. Large north porch with
diagonal buttresses and 2 Perpendicular windows of 1884. Interior has tall
tower arch with gallery. Screen c.1370. Large ogee central arch with spandrels
of reticulation net. 4 bays left and right ogeed with quatrefoils above.
Pulpit late C16, tester early C17 carved. C16 box pew west of screen. Some
C16 pews in chancel, remainder 1884. Bench sedilia in chancel south wall,
otherwise chancel dado panelled C19. Pitchpine roofs of 1884. Nave : wall
plate, double collars on arched braces, 2 tiers moulded butt purlins, 6 C15
angels at wall plate. Chancel : single collar and wind bracing. C15 oak chest
with lock. Tower staircase door late C15.

Listing NGR: TL9428299303

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