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North Norfolk (District Authority)
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TG 30753 34177


KNAPTON THE STREET TG 33 SW (north side) 4/76 Church of St. Peter 16.4.55 and St. Paul (formerly listed under Paston Civil Parish) - I

Parish church. Early C14 north-west tower and chancel, nave remodelled C15 when chancel altered. Restored 1882 by Sir G.G. Scott. Flint with ashlar dressings, the chancel rendered. Nave roof of lead, chancel of plain tiles. 3 stage unbuttressed tower with 2-light Y tracery C19 west window. Pointed hollow chamfered ringing chamber light above. 2-light belfry windows below crenellated parapet. Weathervane of cockerel and pennant. 4-light cusped intersecting nave west window of early C14 below 3-light Perpendicular window under 4- centred arch. Diagonal buttresses to nave corners, stepped to flanks. Gabled south porch with double chamfered opening below hood mould on label stops. Above arch stepped 3 bay ogee statuary niches with finials. 2-light cusped side lights. Inner south door with undercut and wave moulded jambs and arch below hood mould which terminates in King and Queen head stops. 3 nave windows north and south, all restored : ogeed lights and supermullions. Chancel with diagonal eastern buttresses and lit from south through 2 3-light Perpendicular windows. Between them C19 gabled flint porch covers priests' door. Dentil eaves cornice also C19. 3-light reticulated east window. C19 gabled vestry abuts north chancel wall to east of 2 2-light C14 Decorated mouchette windows. Interior. Double chamfered chancel arch. Double hammerbeam nave roof documented 1504 in 12 trusses. Lower hammerbeams carried on arched braces dropping to wall posts with pierced tracery spandrels. Against wall posts are painted carved prophets below cusped and sub-cusped pinnacled canopies, most figures decapitated. At base of wall posts a flight of angels with spread wings dating from 1882 (all other details of 1504). Moulded hammerbeams terminate in carved and painted angels bearing musical instruments or scrolls. Hammerposts are moulded, again with pierced tracery spandrels to the principal rafters. Arched braces rise to second tier of hammerbeams with flight of painted angels bearing scrolls and shields. Second tier of hammerposts with pierced tracery spandrels as before. Arched braces extend upwards to moulded collars. King posts from centre of collars to ridge piece. Against King posts stand painted angels to east and west. 2 tiers moulded butt purlins. Wall plate linked to wall posts by carved arched braces. Boarded ashlaring in 2 tiers, the lower tier coved, both with high relief carvings of angels flanked by decorative shields. In all 160 angels carved into this roof. C13 Purbeck marble octagonal font with bowl supported on central column and 8 subsidiary orbital columns. Each face of bowl with 2 incised pointed arches. Timber font cover 1704. Octagonal with ogee canopy standing on 8 turned balusters. Beneath canopy a frieze with a Greek palindrome in 8 individual scrolls : NIYON ANOMHMA MH MONAN OYIN (Wash thou, not only my face, but my transgression). Early C16 chancel screen of 4 bays right and left of cusped opening. Traceried dado and ogee traceried lights, all much restored. Founder's tomb recess with tomb slab at south-east nave corner below stilted undercut arch. To left a piscina. Late C16 combined reading desk and chair in chancel with arcaded panels and poppyhead bench ends to chair. Flat sedilia and angle piscina standing upon fluted column below ogee head with 2 encircled quatrefoils. At west end of nave 9 C13 tomb slabs.

Listing NGR: TG3075334177


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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: 29 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/16065/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Russell Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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