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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Scarning

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220775

OS Grid Reference: TF9540912197
OS Grid Coordinates: 595409, 312197
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6722, 0.8887

Location: Dereham Road, Scarning NR19 2PE

Locality: Scarning
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR19 2PE

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/28 Church of St Peter
30/5/60 and Paul

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dress-
ings. Slate and plaintile roofs. West tower; aisleless nave with south porch.
Chancel with vestry to south. C15 west tower with diagonal buttresses. Flush-
work panelling to plinth and buttresses. Canted stair turret to south.
Traceried 3-light Perpendicular west window. 2 sound holes with traceried
diagonal motifs. 2-light ovolo-moulded traceried bell-openings: probably
post-Medieval. Crow-stepped parapet with 2 surviving Evangelist symbols at
corners. 6 3-light Perpendicular nave windows. Central pair of windows with
pairs of double-cusped soufflets. Pair of moulded nave doorways. Heavily
restored chancel with 3 2-light cusped Y-traceried windows and a 3-light east
window in Geometric style. Unusually large vestry with 2 2-light cusped
square-headed windows in gable-end. Porch with dying mouldings to entrance
arch and 2-light cusped Y-traceried side windows. Interior. Continuous
double-ogee moulded outer order to tower arch. Continuous wave-moulded
outer order to chancel arch. Both arches with semicircular responds. Cusped
piscina in chancel. Late-Medieval 7-bay chancel screen with tracery,
crocketting and mainly modern paint. C13 font with bulbous circular bowl
surrounded by shafts with disproportionate stiff leaf capitals. Larger corner
shafts with bell capitals supported in turn on octagonal shafts surrounding
an octagonal stem. Tall font cover in form of crocketted spire.

Listing NGR: TF9540912197

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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