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Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Griston

Description: Church of Ss Peter and Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220067

OS Grid Reference: TL9428299303
OS Grid Coordinates: 594282, 299303
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5569, 0.8645

Location: Church Road, Griston, Norfolk IP25 6QA

Locality: Griston
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 6QA

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Listing Text

TL 9499

11/30 Church of ss Peter and Paul
(Formerly listed as Church of
16.7.58 St Peter and St Paul)


Parish church. C14 rebuilt 1477. Restored 1884 by J.B. Pearce. Flint with
ashlar dressings and plain tiled roof. West tower, nave and chancel. Tower
in building 1477, incomplete in 1538, belfry 1568. 4 stages with diagonal
buttresses. Flushwork base with shields and squares. 3-light Perpendicular
west window above arched door. Ventilation panel to ringing chamber. 2-light
belfry windows with mouchettes. Battlemented flushwork parapet and full height
stair turret to south. Nave with wave moulded south door on head stops. 3
buttresses; to east diagonal. 3-light panel tracery windows and fleuron freize.
Chancel has 2-light Y window, priest's door and 3-light Perpendicular window.
4-light east window mid C14 : cusped lights supporting elongated quatrefoils
in Y frame with encircled quatrefoil above. Hollow mouldings and hood. East
gable with parapet on kneelers as nave. Single 2-light Perpendicular window
to north, rood stair turret and north nave as south. Large north porch with
diagonal buttresses and 2 Perpendicular windows of 1884. Interior has tall
tower arch with gallery. Screen c.1370. Large ogee central arch with spandrels
of reticulation net. 4 bays left and right ogeed with quatrefoils above.
Pulpit late C16, tester early C17 carved. C16 box pew west of screen. Some
C16 pews in chancel, remainder 1884. Bench sedilia in chancel south wall,
otherwise chancel dado panelled C19. Pitchpine roofs of 1884. Nave : wall
plate, double collars on arched braces, 2 tiers moulded butt purlins, 6 C15
angels at wall plate. Chancel : single collar and wind bracing. C15 oak chest
with lock. Tower staircase door late C15.

Listing NGR: TL9428299303

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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