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South Norfolk (District Authority)
Burgh St. Peter
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TM 49351 93706


BURGH ST. PETER CHURCH LANE TM 49 SE 9/26 Church of St. Mary 5.9.60


Parish church. Fabric mainly early C14 with C16 tower base and nave roof. Red brick and flint with limestone dressings. Thatched roofs, continuous over nave and chancel. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel. West tower constructed in a series of stepped square brick stages, probably c.1800, on an early C16 base of red brick and flint diaper work. Pointed openings at each stage on north and south sides, the bottom and top stage openings blind with rendered infill. Stepped buttresses, diagonally-set on west side. 3- light wooden west window with intersecting tracery. Fourth tower stage partly built or repaired in gault brick. Nave eaves line raised in red brick above flintwork; 2-light south-west window with Y tracery, much repaired. Red brick porch, probably contemporary with tower base, with plain arched doorway of stuccoed brick. South gable parapet with eaves oversailing courses and remains of finial. Plain nave doorway, C13 with double chamfered arch and reveal. Staged brick buttress east of porch. South wall of nave has two renewed 2-light windows with cusped Y tracery; short stone-dressed staged buttress between openings. South wall of chancel has 2 and 3 light renewed square headed windows, plain priest's door with hollow-chamfered arch and small high-level 2-light window with cusped Y tracery. East window of 3 lights with intersecting tracery. Parapeted east gable with stone kneelers and cross-finial. North wall has eaves line raised in red brick: 2-light Y tracery windows, much repaired. Shallow rood stair projection at junction of nave and chancel. Plain C13 doorway in north wall of nave; lancet at north- west corner of nave. Interior: C15 nave roof with principal rafters arch- braced on to wall posts; pendant posts with carved bosses. Roll-moulded purlins, cornice and wall posts. Rood stair remains at north-east corner of nave. Irregular arched niche at south-east corner. C19 screen with central cross and figures on pedestals. Tower screen with high level 3-light intersecting window and traceried panels with texts. Stoup recess adjacent to south doorway. Chancel roof renewed. In the south chancel walla piscina with shelf and petalled bowl and triple sedilia with cusped heads and embattled cornice, C14, but heads may be restored. Font, C14: octagonal bowl with alternating panels of shields and roses on traceried grounds, head corbels supporting bowl and eight engaged shafts around stem. Some fragments of medieval glass in north-west chancel window.

Listing NGR: TM4935193706


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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: 21 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12933/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mark Sims. Source Historic England Archive
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