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Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Carbrooke

Description: Church of Ss Peter and Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220046

OS Grid Reference: TF9498802224
OS Grid Coordinates: 594988, 302224
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5828, 0.8766

Location: Church Street, Carbrooke, Norfolk IP25 6SW

Locality: Carbrooke
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 6SW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Site of Commandry of St John of Jerusalem, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TF 9402

8/7 Church of SS Peter and Paul
(Formerly listed as Church
16.7.58 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 4 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 head stops to
hood moulds. C19 coped parapet above undercut string course on south side only.
Chancel late C13. 3 bays with 2 flat buttresses to north and south and diagonal at east.
3 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,
2 trefoiled circles and 2 mouchettes. 2 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 5 3-light windows. One 3-light window above
chancel arch. Interior of 5 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. 2 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. 3 tiers of panelled
niches flank chancel arch. C18 coved plaster ceiling in chancel. Double piscina under
pointed undercut arches. C15 oak screen with tracery. Cl4 octagonal font with tracery

Listing NGR: TF9498802224

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Source: English Heritage

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