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Church of St Peter, Little Ellingham

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 220212

OS Grid Reference: TM0050899155
OS Grid Coordinates: 600508, 299155
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5533, 0.9561

Locality: Little Ellingham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR17 1JN

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Listing Text


5/50 Church of St. Peter
16/ 7/58
- II*

Parish church. Early C14, rebuilt 1869 by T.H. and F. Healey following fire
of 1867. South-west tower, nave and chancel of flint with ashlar dressings.
Tower over porch of 3 stages. 4-centred arch to ground leads to south door.
Lancet in east wall. Trefoiled niche and encircled quatrefoil in second stage.
One 2-light cinquefoil Y belfry window to each side. 1869 vestry to west
of porch. South nave wall pierced by 2 2-light Y windows flanking 3-light
Perpendicular window under straight head. Partly external stack at east corner
with octagonal chimney. Chancel with 2 Y windows of 2 lights and cinquefoil
arches above string course. East window of 3 lights supporting 3 encircled
cinquefoils. Central light ogeed. String course continuous to north where
it rises to form hood mould of priest's door. One window as south with
hood on C14 head stops. 3 similar nave north windows and blocked doorway
with single large roll moulding and hood on head stops, all of early C14.
3-light west window with cinquefoils supporting 2 trefoiled spherical
triangles. Interior entirely 1869. Wide chancel arch. Roof of collars
supported on large arched braces, arched braces between collars and principals
and 2 tiers butt purlins. Only one purlin to chancel roof, 2 C19 wall
recesses in north nave wall under segmental arches. Early C14 trefoiled
piscina in south wall and triple headed corbel table set into chancel wall
of similar date. Octagonal porphyry font 1869.

Listing NGR: TM0050899155

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Source: English Heritage

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