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King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
Hockwold cum Wilton
National Grid Reference:
TL 72491 88015


TL 78 NW 16/24


Church of St Peter




Redundant parish church. Mid C14 south-west tower and nave, nave and south aisle remodelled C15 when chancel constructed. No north aisle. Restored 1857. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roofs.

Two-stage tower, internally of three stages. Stepped angle buttresses on moulded plinth course. 2-light reticulated west window. C19 rounded lancets to ringing chamber. String course below 2-light reticulated belfry windows. Plain parapet. Two 2-light reticulated aisle windows and one 3-light Perpendicular window, the latter under 4-centred arch. Flat buttresses, diagonal to east. 3-light intersecting and ogeed east aisle window. Gabled south porch with depressed stilted arch illuminated through square-headed 2-light side windows. Nave clerestory of four 3-light windows with supermullions rising to 4-centred arches. Chancel south wall pierced by two C19 2-light Perpendicular windows and depressed arched priest's door. One flat buttress. Diagonal east buttresses on flushwork plinth. 3-light Perpendicular east window below quatrefoil oculus. North chancel windows as south. North nave wall supported by heavy stepped flint buttress at east and two sloping C19 buttresses to west. Angle buttresses at west corner. Two 2-light square windows and one 3-light transomed early Perpendicular window. Nave west window of three lights with double intersecting ogees enclosing cusped vesica of c.1340.

INTERIOR: 4-bay south arcade of octagonal piers with moulded polygonal bases and capitals. Double chamfered arches. South clerestory windows over apexes. Nave roof of alternating tie beams and false hammer beams, the ties on punched arched braces and carrying queen posts and subsidiary struts. Hammer beams in form of carved figures of angels supported on arched braces from which spring pierced arched braces to moulded ridge piece. One tier moulded butt purlins and moulded principals. Tower arch to south aisle with octagonal responds set on fluted plinths. Arched entrance to tower stairs with double continuous wave mouldings and hoodmould on labels. East end of south aisle has bench sedilia and cinquefoiled ogee piscina. Plain octagonal font. Over north door wall painting with flowers. C19 chancel roof and ogeed sedilia and piscina, almost entirely C19.

MONUMENTS: To left of chancel east window wall monument to Jermyn Wyche and Maria Hungerford 1719 by Robert Singleton of Bury St. Edmunds. Marble. Two busts stand on gadrooned plinth before still life of putti with muscial instruments. This framed by two composite columns. Beyond these to right and left two cherubs stand on plinth before composite pilasters. Inscription in apron below busts. To left of east window wall monument to Cyril Wyche 1780 by John Ivory and J. de Carle. Marble. Moulded plinth supported on reeded consoles with palmettes. Inscription panel between consoles. On plinth is figure of weeping winged cherub by broken column and fallen torch. Black marble background.

Listing NGR: TL7249188015


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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: 14 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05608/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Egerton. Source Historic England Archive
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