Church of St Peter, White Hart Street, Thetford - Breckland

A former parish church of C14 origins, now redundant, owned by Thetford Town Council and let for community use. Walls of flint and flushwork with distinctive chequerwork in the tower buttresses. The north aisle roof is leaking and there is noticeable structural movement in the south buttresses of the nave. Some of the boundary walls incorporate reclaimed monastic fabric: one of these on the south side is reported to be unstable. In 2018, a Historic England Heritage at Risk Repair Grant was accepted towards a project development phase, which is due to commence during autumn 2018.

Church of St Peter, White Hart Street, Thetford - Breckland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1219326
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


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

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Ownership: Other not for profit group
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

Next steps

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