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Breckland (District Authority)
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TG 00740 10710


YAXHAM CHURCH LANE TG 01 SW 2/103 Church of St.Peter 30.5.60 GV I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint and ferruginous conglomerate rubble with limestone and ferruginous conglomerate ashlar dressings. Some brick. Slate and lead roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and south porch; chancel. Late C11 or early C12 circular west tower with quadrant pilasters. Signs of blocking to west at ground level but otherwise no visible sign of original openings. Late-Medieval west window of 2 lights and a flat headed lancet above. 4 early Perpendicular bell openings of 2 lights with straight super mullions flanking soufflets. Post-Medieval crenellated parapet with moulded brick cornice and copings. Original north wall with ferruginous conglomerate ashlar quoins to east and west. 2 staged late-Medieval buttresses with blind tracery, one Decorated 2-light window, 2 C15:3-light windows with angular tracery and a plain chamfered north doorway. South aisle west window of 2 multi-cusped lights and one surviving carved label stop. 3 restored 2-light south windows and a 3-light east window. Late-Medieval porch. South doorway of 2 hollow-chamfered orders. 4 2-light cusped clearstorey windows with a centrally placed sundial. Chancel south wall with a rood stair projection connecting to south aisle; some coursed conglomerate and flint probably pertaining to original church; 2 restored 2-light Decorated windows and a priest's door. Some repairs in brick. C19 3-light east window in Decorated style. 2 C19 2-light windows to north. Interior. Norman semicircular headed tower arch with chamfered imposts, ferruginous conglomerate quoins and roughly cut voussoirs. Contemporary upper doorway formerly leading into ringing chamber from roof space. C14 4-bay south arcade of alternating foiled and octagonal piers. Arches of 2 hollow- -chamfered orders. Chancel arch wave and double ogee moulded on polygonal responds. Modern chancel piscina and Medieval south aisle piscina with trefoil arch. Late-Medieval arch braced nave roof with roll-moulded principals, purlins and wall plate. Contemporary eastern bay of south aisle roof with traceried spandrel and some surviving paint. Heavily repaired chancel screen and a re-positioned screen in south aisle with some original tracery. Elaborate C15 octagonal font displaying blind tracery and niches with miniature rib vaults beneath crocketted ogee arches.

Listing NGR: TG0074010710


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 09 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/11534/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Kevin Cleary. Source Historic England Archive
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