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Church of SS Peter and Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Carbrooke, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5829 / 52°34'58"N

Longitude: 0.8766 / 0°52'35"E

OS Eastings: 594988

OS Northings: 302224

OS Grid: TF949022

Mapcode National: GBR SCT.0GK

Mapcode Global: WHLSH.FBPR

Plus Code: 9F42HVMG+4M

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: 1305276

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220046

Location: Carbrooke, Breckland, Norfolk, IP25

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Carbrooke

Built-Up Area: Carbrooke

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Carbrooke St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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TF 9402,

Church of SS Peter and Paul

(Formerly listed as Church of St Peter and St Paul)



Parish church. Late C13 and C15. Flint with ashlar quoins and ashfelt roof. West tower,
nave, aisles and chancel. Early C15 tower of four stages with diagonal buttresses.
Flushwork base common to north porch and nave. West door with carved spandrels and frieze,
4-light mid C15 window above. Ringing chamber with square ventilation panels of punched,
cusped quatrefoils enclosing armorial shields. 3-light Perpendicular belfry windows under
battlemented parapet with flushwork. South porch with 4-centred arch of continuous
bowtell mouldings. Inner door ogeed with finial cut by flat panelled ceiling. Buttressed
aisles with 3-light Perpendicular windows, probably early C15. Gargoyle headstops to
hoodmoulds. C19 coped parapet above undercut string course on south side only.
Chancel late C13. Three bays with two flat buttresses to north and south and diagonal at east.
Three C15 inserted 3-light windows under hood moulds. Single chamfered priest's door.
5-light cast window of c.1300, Cusped intersecting lights supporting quatrefoiled circle,
two trefoiled circles and two mouchettes. Two north chancel windows as south. Rood stair
turret. 2-storey north porch, now blocked to become vestry. Lower roof with tierceron
star vault with bosses. Clerestory of five 3-light windows. One 3-light window above
chancel arch.

Interior of five bays. Tall octagonal bases to wave moulded piers with
capitals and shafts at cardinal points. Triple-chamfered arches with double wave
mouldings Tower arch wave, hollow and roll moulded on similar bases. Balustraded
gallery. String course below clerestory. C15 false hammerbeam roof with elaborately
decorated wall plate on wall posts dropping to projecting timber corbels. Hammerbeams
are angels. Arched braces to ridge piece. Two principals per bay. Single purlins with
large floral bosses at intersections. Flat arch braced aisle roofs with moulded rafters
and purlins, with similar bosses. Openwork spandrels to braces. Three tiers of panelled
niches flank chancel arch. C18 coved plaster ceiling in chancel. Double piscina under
pointed undercut arches. C15 oak screen with tracery. C14 octagonal font with tracery

Listing NGR: TF9498802224

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