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Church of Saints Peter and Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Salle, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7803 / 52°46'49"N

Longitude: 1.1277 / 1°7'39"E

OS Eastings: 611036

OS Northings: 324888

OS Grid: TG110248

Mapcode National: GBR TBY.PWZ

Mapcode Global: WHLRN.9C7W

Plus Code: 9F43Q4JH+43

Entry Name: Church of Saints Peter and Paul

Listing Date: 10 May 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220026

Location: Salle, Broadland, Norfolk, NR10

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Salle

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Salle St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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4/126 Church of Saints Peter
and Paul

10.5.61 I


Parish Church, built in the first half of the C15, of flint with stone dressings and
ashlar and lead roofs. West tower, north porch, south porch, nave, clerestorey, north
aisle, south aisle, north transept, south transept and chancel. 4 stage tower with
stepped angle buttresses. The last stage built circa l5ll. West door with angels
with censors in the spandrels and above a frieze With heraldry and 3 niches. 4 light
west window, elaborate traceried sound holes and 3 light bell-opening. Battlemented
flushwork parapet with crocketed finials, Porches, 2 storeyed with west stair turrets
and diagonal buttresses, and both Tieceron vaults with bosses over the ground floor,
the north with a Lierne vault over the first floor, possible a Lady Chapel. Aisles
with 4, 3-light windows between stepped buttresses. South transept with 4-light south
window, and north transept with east 3-light window. Chancel of 3 bays of 3-light
windows between buttresses and angle buttresses with 7-light east window. Clerestorey
of 6 bays of 2-light windows. All windows have Perpendicular tracery. Roofs have
battlemented flushwork parapets. 6 bay arcade, piers with 4 shafts and 4 hollows,
and moulded 4 centred arches. Roof with short arch braces, 2 purlins per side with
angels at the intersection of principals. Arch braced aisle roofs with traceried
spandrels. Transept roofs with delicate timber tracery between panels. Chancel roof
arch braced and boarded with ridge bosses. All retain some original painting. C15
ringing gallery with arched and traceried timber balustrade and crane supporting
incomplete canopy. Seven sacrament font c.1437 C15 pulpit on single octagonal stem,
adapted into a triple-decker arrangement c.1611, complete With back panel and testor.
Base of screen with traceried arches over Saints forming the back of the return stalls.
High above, remains of the canopy of Honour. Stalls have arm rests with heads, faces
and monsters, with misericords of flowers and faces. Benches with poppyheads.
original traceried doors to west, north, south and to porch staircases. Altar rails
with turned balusters c.1637. Fragments of C15 stained glass in east and south
transept windows. Several good C15 brasses commemorating the churches' patrons.
(C. L. S. Linell Salle (Church Guide) Nikolaus Pevsner The Buildings of England
Norwich and Sou+h Easts Norfolk. Richard Fawcett Salle Church. David King Salle
[Church, The Glazing. Programme 1979. Royal Archaeological Institute, Summer Meeting).

Listing NGR: TG1103624888

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