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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7512 / 52°45'4"N

Longitude: 0.3871 / 0°23'13"E

OS Eastings: 561210

OS Northings: 319736

OS Grid: TF612197

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.GPJ

Mapcode Global: WHJP6.X3JP

Plus Code: 9F42Q92P+FV

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384305

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE34

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: South and West Lynn

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: West Lynn

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


610-1/4/294 (West side)
01/12/51 Church of St Peter


Parish Church. Norman origins, rebuilt 1270s, C14 tower, rest
mainly C15. Chancel rebuilt 1934, whole restored 1905.
Ashlar west tower, brick nave, transepts and stone chancel.
Slate roofs. 3-stage tower, externally of 4 stages. Diagonal
buttresses to west, stepped to east. 3-light west window.
Cusped petal tracery to square ringing chamber ventilation
lights. 2-light belfry windows. Crenellated parapet with short
spire. Nave with three 3-light Perpendicular windows north and
south separated by stepped buttresses. Plain brick north
porch. Gabled opposing vestry of 1922 in south porch location.
Gabled transepts with diagonal buttresses and 4-light
Perpendicular main windows. Bell-cote to nave east gable.
Chancel has a Mansard roof. 4-light Perpendicular east window.
INTERIOR. Triple-chamfered tower arch. Double-chamfered
transept arches. Hollow and wave-moulded chancel arch with
circular responds. Nave roof of alternating tie beam and
hammer beam trusses. The crenellated ties have arched braces
with pierced spandrels and moulded queen posts; hammer beams
with carved figures of apostles. 2 tiers of moulded butt
purlins and ridge piece. 7 Sacraments font; plain octagonal
stem; low relief carving on bowl, the eighth panel depicting
Christ Enthroned. At east end of nave is a brass to Adam
Outlawe; figure in clerical dress, 1503.

Listing NGR: TF6121019736

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

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