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Church of St Peter, Garvestone

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220826

OS Grid Reference: TG0203706006
OS Grid Coordinates: 602037, 306006
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6142, 0.9828

Location: 2 Silver Street, Garvestone, Norfolk NR9 4RE

Locality: Garvestone
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR9 4RE

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Listing Text

TG 00 NW
Church of St.Peter
- I
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Lead and pantile roofs. West tower; aisled nave with north
porch; chancel with vestry to south. C13 west tower with projecting stair
turret to north. One pair of angle buttresses and one diagonal buttress
to western angles. Later doorway to south. Lancet windows to ground and
first floor levels. 2-light cusped Y-traceried windows to western ends of
aisles. South aisle with a plain chamfered doorway of 2 orders and 3 2-light
restored Perpendicular windows and a restored 3-light cusped Y-traceried
east window. North aisle with a deeply moulded C13 doorway on 2 pairs of
nook shafts and with a dogtooth hoodmould. 3 restored 2-light Perpendicular
windows and a fine cusped Y-traceried east window incorporating cusped
circles. Late Medieval porch with diagonal buttresses and 2-light cusped
side windows. 6 2-light late Medieval cusped clearstorey windows - the
central pair with wider mullions in order to accommodate the roof wall-posts.
Chancel with one 2-light window to north in Decorated style and a 3-light
east window in Geometric style. Small modern vestry to south. Interior.
4-bay late C13 arcades on circular piers to north and alternating octagonal
and circular piers to south. Stiff leaf capitals to circular piers (except
for one which is not decorated) and water-holding bases. Interesting develop-
ment of arch mouldings; the easternmost pair of arches with deeply cut small
roll mouldings; the 2 intermediate pairs with triple soffit rolls (the outer-
most keeled); the westernmost pair plain chamfered. Small tower arch with
triple soffit roll identical to the intermediate arches of the main arcades.
Plain chamfered chancel arch of 2 orders. C15 arch-braced roof with single
rolls to principal beams and embattled roll-moulded wall plates. C15
octagonal font with Evangelist symbols and Prophets. Carved stem with
rosettes and one surviving lion spur. Pews with plain poppy-head bench-ends.
C18 box pews in aisles. Triple decker pulpit with C17 upper and middle boxes
and the clerk's desk and tester C18. Fine bracket and lunette carvings.
Very elaborate north European Baroque altar rails in carved and pierced wood
with acanthus scroll work, swags and 2 medallions with biblical scenes.
Fine C18 Gothic Revival choir stalls.

Listing NGR: TG0203706006

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Source: English Heritage

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