Church of St Peter, Merton - Breckland

C12 and C14 parish church in parkland. Surviving round tower to the west. Surviving mid C14 screen; C15 nave roof and early C17 box pews internally. The south aisle roof was re-covered in 2014 and the south nave roof is currently covered with plastic sheeting. The building has been a victim of heritage crime. The PCC is working on a Heritage Lottery Fund grant bid.

Church of St Peter, Merton - Breckland
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St. Peter
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1172419
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Peter
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Breckland
  • Parish: Merton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South West Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England