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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: 1305276



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

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Carbrooke

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Aug-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 220046

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TF 9402, 8/7

CARBROOKE, CHURCH STREET, Church of SS Peter and Paul

(Formerly listed as Church of St Peter and St Paul)



Parish church. Late C13 and C15. Flint with ashlar quoins and ashfelt roof. West tower, nave, aisles and chancel. Early C15 tower of four stages with diagonal buttresses. Flushwork base common to north porch and nave. West door with carved spandrels and frieze, 4-light mid C15 window above. Ringing chamber with square ventilation panels of punched, cusped quatrefoils enclosing armorial shields. 3-light Perpendicular belfry windows under battlemented parapet with flushwork. South porch with 4-centred arch of continuous bowtell mouldings. Inner door ogeed with finial cut by flat panelled ceiling. Buttressed aisles with 3-light Perpendicular windows, probably early C15. Gargoyle headstops to hoodmoulds. C19 coped parapet above undercut string course on south side only. Chancel late C13. Three bays with two flat buttresses to north and south and diagonal at east. Three C15 inserted 3-light windows under hood moulds. Single chamfered priest's door. 5-light cast window of c.1300, Cusped intersecting lights supporting quatrefoiled circle, two trefoiled circles and two mouchettes. Two north chancel windows as south. Rood stair turret. 2-storey north porch, now blocked to become vestry. Lower roof with tierceron star vault with bosses. Clerestory of five 3-light windows. One 3-light window above chancel arch.

Interior of five bays. Tall octagonal bases to wave moulded piers with capitals and shafts at cardinal points. Triple-chamfered arches with double wave mouldings Tower arch wave, hollow and roll moulded on similar bases. Balustraded gallery. String course below clerestory. C15 false hammerbeam roof with elaborately decorated wall plate on wall posts dropping to projecting timber corbels. Hammerbeams are angels. Arched braces to ridge piece. Two principals per bay. Single purlins with large floral bosses at intersections. Flat arch braced aisle roofs with moulded rafters and purlins, with similar bosses. Openwork spandrels to braces. Three tiers of panelled niches flank chancel arch. C18 coved plaster ceiling in chancel. Double piscina under pointed undercut arches. C15 oak screen with tracery. C14 octagonal font with tracery carving.

Listing NGR: TF9498802224

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National Grid Reference: TF 94988 02224


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