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Church of St Peter, Mattishall

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220861

OS Grid Reference: TG0565611763
OS Grid Coordinates: 605656, 311763
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6646, 1.0398

Location: Church Lane, Mattishall, Norfolk NR20 3PE

Locality: Mattishall
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 3PE

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Listing Text

TG 0511
Church of St.Peter
- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Pantile roofs. Western tower; aisleless nave with south porch
and large north chapel; chancel. Unbuttressed west tower of, probably,
c.1300 with a rounded stair turret to south and 2 moulded stringcourses.
A 2-light cusped Y-traceried west window beneath a 4-centred arch. Galletted
flintwork to ground floor stage. Middle stage with 2 small quatrefoil
windows and one rectangular loop. 2-light bell openings: with cusping, ogee
head and carved label stops to south; cusping yet with a simpler hood mould
to west; plain Y-traceried to north and east. Nave of C11 or early C12 date
with flint western quoins and coursed walling. One blocked 2-light window
and a restored 2-light panel- traceried window to south. Blocked plain-
chamfered doorway to north and a double ogee moulded south doorway. Sanctus
bellcote on east gable. Late Medieval porch. C13 north chapel with single
2-light Y-traceried windows to east and west and 3-light Y-traceried window
in north gable-end. Chancel with a modern panel-traceried 3-light east window
and a C15 2-light window with a priest's doorway to south. Interior. 2-bay
C13 arcade leading to north chapel with a quatrefoil central pier and plain
chamfered arches of 2 orders. Double-ogee and wave-moulded tower arch on
corbels. Plain-chamfered chancel arch on semcircular responds. Late
Medieval scissor brace roof of 16 trusses with single sets of intermediate
common rafters. Continuous purlins and a ridge piece. Ashlaring supported
on double-ogee moulded plates. Post-Medieval 2-bay clasped purlin chancel
roof with wind bracing. Arch braced tie beams have been removed. Angle
piscina with a small octagonal shaft and cusped arches. Heavily restored
late-Medieval chancel screen. Piscina in north chapel with ogee head. C13
Purbeck marble octagonal font with pairs of plain, shallow, pointed arches
to each face. Supported on modern Purbeck marble shafts.

Listing NGR: TG0565611763

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Source: English Heritage

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