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Church of St Peter, Riddlesworth

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220610

OS Grid Reference: TL9666681284
OS Grid Coordinates: 596666, 281284
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3942, 0.8890

Locality: Riddlesworth
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 2TA

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Listing Text


5/90 Church of St.Peter
- II*

Parish church. Early C14 with C18 repairs and C19 restoration. Flint with
ashlar dressings and plain tiled roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. 3
stage tower with diagonal buttresses to west, angle to east. Stilted doorways
to north and south with moulded jambs, the south with hood on head stops,
the north blocked with lancet window. Above south door one trefoiled ogee
niche. String courses define stages. Trefoil light to ringing chamber on
south. Restored Y tracery 2-light belfry windows below crenellated parapet.
Gabled south porch with C19 cinquefoiled side lights and simple wave moulded
inner south door. All windows C19 of various types between flat buttresses
: on south 2-light cusped under square hood and 2 2-light trefoiled with
reticulation unit over. One of each type to north nave east of blocked arched
north door. Dentil eaves cornice to nave. Diagonal chancel buttresses and
3-light Perpendicular east window, the chancel buttresses and quoins in gault
brick. trefoil arched light to north chancel. Gabled C19 vestry at east of
nave north with tall chimney. Interior. Rood stairs of nave in centre of
south side suggests C19 extension of nave. C19 roof of 2 tiers; butt purlins
and braces to collars. Chancel roof similar. Late Cl7 irontwist altar rails
with moulded handrails and pair of central gates, quadruple irontwist balusters
at Intervals. Plain octagonal font. Painted Royal Arms of Charles II dated
1666. Early C17 pulpit panelled with rosette decorated arches and top panels.
Tester with frieze and pendants. Fine marble wall monument in nave north
wall to Sir Drue Drury 1617. 3 scrolled brackets support inscribed tablet
and plinth upon which stand 2 robed angels each parting curtain to reveal
Sir Drue Drury kneeling before reading table. Putto head looks from ceiling
of curtained niche under semi-circular projection with Doric frieze decorated
with 4 coloured shields, 2 further heraldic shields within moulded roundels
stand on cornice framing achievement under bow fronted open pediment.

Listing NGR: TL9666681284

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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