CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1077412
Date first listed:
30-May-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Billingford
National Grid Reference:
TG 01309 20488

Details

TG 02 SW BILLINGFORD CHURCH LANE (west-side)

5/3 Church of St.Peter 30.5.60.

GV I

Parish church. C14 and later. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate and plaintile roofs. Some brick and some ferruginous conglomerate. Polygonal. west tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and chancel. Western tower with upper 2 stages octagonal and lower 2 stages forming an irregular hexagon. Off-sets with moulded stringcourses at base of each stage. One pair of staged buttresses clasping angles. Perpendicular 3-light panel-traceried west window and 4 2-light bell-openings beneath 4-centred arches. Crenellated parapet with flushwork arcading and gargoyles. Moulded C14 doorways to north and south of nave. 5 cusped 2-light Y-traceried main aisle windows; simple 2- light Y-traceried windows to west, one C15 panel traceried north eastern window and one 3-light Victorian Perpendicular window to south. 6 quatrefoil clear-storey windows. Chancel with angle buttresses and one buttress to south. 3 2-light C14 cusped Y-traceried windows and one C14 cusped lancet with ogee head to north. C17 or C18 brick south porch with remains of stucco ashlaring and moulded arched entrance. Interior. C14 nave arcades on quatre- foil piers with small rolls in angles and facetted bell capitals. Arches of 2 hollow chamfered orders. Restored chancel arch in similar style. Plain chamfered tower arch without responds. Cusped piscina in chancel. C13 irregular octagonal font with carved blind arcading of moulded 2-centred arches with a 3-leaf dog tooth moulding in each spandrel. Supported on 4 columns surrounding a larger central columnar stem. Fine late-medieval bronze eagle lectern.

Listing NGR: TG0130920488

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
220654
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06656/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Alec Douet. Source Historic England Archive
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