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Church of St Peter, Billingford

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220654

OS Grid Reference: TG0130920488
OS Grid Coordinates: 601309, 320488
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7445, 0.9809

Location: Bintree Road, Billingford, Norfolk NR20 4AJ

Locality: Billingford
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4AJ

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Listing Text

TG 02 SW BILLINGFORD CHURCH LANE
(west-side)

5/3 Church of St.Peter
30.5.60.

GV I

Parish church. C14 and later. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate and
plaintile roofs. Some brick and some ferruginous conglomerate. Polygonal.
west tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and chancel. Western tower
with upper 2 stages octagonal and lower 2 stages forming an irregular hexagon.
Off-sets with moulded stringcourses at base of each stage. One pair of staged
buttresses clasping angles. Perpendicular 3-light panel-traceried west window
and 4 2-light bell-openings beneath 4-centred arches. Crenellated parapet
with flushwork arcading and gargoyles. Moulded C14 doorways to north and
south of nave. 5 cusped 2-light Y-traceried main aisle windows; simple 2-
light Y-traceried windows to west, one C15 panel traceried north eastern
window and one 3-light Victorian Perpendicular window to south. 6 quatrefoil
clear-storey windows. Chancel with angle buttresses and one buttress to
south. 3 2-light C14 cusped Y-traceried windows and one C14 cusped lancet
with ogee head to north. C17 or C18 brick south porch with remains of stucco
ashlaring and moulded arched entrance. Interior. C14 nave arcades on quatre-
foil piers with small rolls in angles and facetted bell capitals. Arches
of 2 hollow chamfered orders. Restored chancel arch in similar style. Plain
chamfered tower arch without responds. Cusped piscina in chancel. C13
irregular octagonal font with carved blind arcading of moulded 2-centred
arches with a 3-leaf dog tooth moulding in each spandrel. Supported on 4
columns surrounding a larger central columnar stem. Fine late-medieval bronze
eagle lectern.


Listing NGR: TG0130920488

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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