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South Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 21863 00970


SWAINSTHORPE TG 20 SW 4/90 Church of St. Peter 26/11/59 G.V. II* Parish church. C12 west tower. Remainder C14. South windows 1443. Restored 1885 when south porch rebuilt. Flint with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs. West tower, nave, north aisle and chancel. 2 stage circular tower with C14 octagonal belfry. 2-light renewed Perpendicular west window. Lancet to west side of ringing chamber. Alternating facets of belfry have 2-light Perpendicular windows under depressed heads. Crenellated parapet. No west window to aisle. Gabled south porch on low diagonal buttresses. Moulded arch on circular responds. 2-light square-headed cusped side windows. 2 3-light Perpendicular south nave windows with panel tracery. Wave moulded north aisle doorway and one 2-light square-headed aisle window. 2 light mouchette east aisle window. Stepped side buttress to south nave east and 2 2-light square-headed south chancel windows of Perpendicular design and one similar north window. 3-light east window of similar design and C19. Interior. Tall wave moulded tower arch without responds. Re-cut C13 font : central drum and 8 orbiting marble columns support octagonal bowl with 2 incised arches to each panel. Restored 5 bay nave roof of moulded principals on arched braces dropping to moulded wall posts, themselves on head stops. One tier butt purlins. Winged. angels as bosses. Ridge piece. 2 bay C14 octagonal arcade to north aisle with moulded capitals and bases. Double hollow chamfered arches. Narrower C19 arch to east. Triple chamfered C19 chancel arch without responds. Chancel roof as nave. 4 C15 poppyheads in chancel stalls. Pierced and cusped piscina. Memorial brass in chancel to Gilbert Havers 1628 : inscription only; he was Captain of Infantry to Elizabeth I.

Listing NGR: TG2186300970


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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 2001
Reference: IOE01/03812/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
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