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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1152619



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

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Forncett

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 225367

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1. 5321 FORNCETT CHURCH ROAD Forncett St Peter Church of St Peter TM 19 SE 8/1 7.12.59


2. C11, C14 and C15. Saxon round west tower with circular openings half way up and near top, 2-light bell-openings with arched and triangular heads and recessed central shafts. Tall nave with clerestory and north and south aisles, with Perpendicular windows. Chancel with some herringbone flushwork and Perpendicular windows. windows. porch with flushwork panelling. Materials: flint with stone dressings and slate roofs. Interior: Three bay arcades, late C14. C15 roof with embattled tiebeams and arched braces. Good bench ends with poppy-heals and figures, possibly C15, restored C19, or wholly 1857 (Pevsner). Jacobean pulpit. C15 octagonal font. Alabaster tomb-chest Thomas Drake 1485 and wife with cusped panelled sides with shields and incised effigies on top slab. The churchyard contains some C18 head stones.

Listing NGR: TM1649492826

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North West and South Norfolk, (1962)

National Grid Reference: TM 16494 92826


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