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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5762 / 52°34'34"N

Longitude: 1.7271 / 1°43'37"E

OS Eastings: 652629

OS Northings: 304123

OS Grid: TG526041

Mapcode National: GBR YRJ.KGQ

Mapcode Global: WHNW5.HHNW

Plus Code: 9F43HPGG+FV

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 5 August 1974

Last Amended: 26 February 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468536

Location: St. Andrews, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31

County: Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Andrews

Built-Up Area: Gorleston-on-Sea

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Gorleston St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


839-1/8/225 (East side)
05/08/74 Southtown And Gorleston
including Presbytery

(Formerly Listed as:
South Town And Gorleston
St Peter's Roman Catholic Church)


Roman Catholic church. 1938-39. By Eric Gill. Red brick.
Pantile roofs. Cruciform plan.
CHURCH EXTERIOR: nave, transepts and chancel, all aisled under
continuous roofs. All windows are tripartite with glazing
bars, set within stilted pointed arches. All arcades are
stilted pointed arches also. Gabled narthex at west end with
one window. Above is the west window in the main wall. Gabled
north porch with 3 glazed arcades and an incised brick carving
of St Peter the Fisherman by Anthony Foster to Gill's designs.
Unpierced nave walls under a gabled roof. Blind transept
flanking walls, but windows in the north and south ends and
thin buttresses. East window. Central crossing tower with
interlocking saddleback roofs and windows to the cardinal
INTERIOR: nave has 2 bays of stilted pointed arches rising
directly from the pavement. Similar arch to the west narthex
which contains a cuboid font on a hexagonal stem. Crossing
arches intersect. One arch to chancel aisles. Scissor-braced
roofs, that to the crossing elaborated into a star. East
crossing arch spandrel with wall paintings of Christ's Entry
to Jerusalem and Christ Carrying the Cross, by David
PRESBYTERY EXTERIOR: at north-east corner a gabled 3-bay
arcade links with the presbytery, 1938-9, also by Gill, also
red brick under a pantiled roof. The arcade has 2 bays on
south side. House is of 2 storeys and dormer attic; 4-window
range. South front with four 2-light cross casements to ground
floor and four 2-light casements to first floor. Gabled roof
with 2 flat-topped dormers fitted with casements. 2 stacks on
north roof slope.
INTERIOR: simple plank doors. Closed-string staircase with
stick balusters in a narrow open well.

Listing NGR: TG5262904123

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

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