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Church of St Peter, Weasenham St Peter

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220452

OS Grid Reference: TF8561822355
OS Grid Coordinates: 585618, 322355
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7669, 0.7498

Location: A1065, Weasenham St Peter, Norfolk PE32 2TD

Locality: Weasenham St Peter
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2TD

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Listing Text


2/51 Church of St.Peter
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later, (major restoration of 1870). Flint
with ashlar dressings. Plaintiled chancel roof, nave and aisle roof not
visible. West tower, nave with south aisle and north porch and chancel
with vestry to south. Unbuttressed C13 tower with lancet west window
and crudely cut quatrefoil sound hole above. Plain twin bell-openings
within containing arches to east and west only. C19 parapet and pinnacles.
3 very tall Perpendicular north nave windows of 3 lights with embattled
transoms and mouchettes. Plinth below decorated with blind arcade and
sunken petal motif. 3 3-light Perpendicular south windows with embattled
transoms and row of simple panels above. Fine Decorated south aisle west
window of 3 lights with diagonal 4-petal motif. C15 north porch with
diagonal buttresses and north face entirely covered with flushwork. Moulded
north door with traceried spandrels and embattled stringcourse above.
Crenellated parapets and chancel C19. C15 south arcade of 4 bays with
very narrow lozenge shaped piers with flat facetted pilasters supporting
inner orders of hollow chamfered arches. Chancel arch in similar style.
Squat tower arch with polygonal responds and 2 plain chamfered orders.
Entrance to former rood stair with 4-centred arch and decorated spandrels.
Re-set chancel piscina with trefoil head. Octagonal font with quatrefoil

Listing NGR: TF8561822355

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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