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Church of St Peter, Yaxham

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220895

OS Grid Reference: TG0074010710
OS Grid Coordinates: 600740, 310710
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6569, 0.9666

Location: Church Lane, Yaxham, Norfolk NR19 1QZ

Locality: Yaxham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR19 1QZ

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Listing Text

TG 01 SW
2/103 Church of St.Peter

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint and ferruginous conglomerate
rubble with limestone and ferruginous conglomerate ashlar dressings.
Some brick. Slate and lead roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and
south porch; chancel. Late C11 or early C12 circular west tower with
quadrant pilasters. Signs of blocking to west at ground level but
otherwise no visible sign of original openings. Late-Medieval west window
of 2 lights and a flat headed lancet above. 4 early Perpendicular
bell openings of 2 lights with straight super mullions flanking soufflets.
Post-Medieval crenellated parapet with moulded brick cornice and copings.
Original north wall with ferruginous conglomerate ashlar quoins to east
and west. 2 staged late-Medieval buttresses with blind tracery, one
Decorated 2-light window, 2 C15:3-light windows with angular tracery and
a plain chamfered north doorway. South aisle west window of 2 multi-cusped
lights and one surviving carved label stop. 3 restored 2-light south
windows and a 3-light east window. Late-Medieval porch. South doorway
of 2 hollow-chamfered orders. 4 2-light cusped clearstorey windows with
a centrally placed sundial. Chancel south wall with a rood stair
projection connecting to south aisle; some coursed conglomerate and flint
probably pertaining to original church; 2 restored 2-light Decorated
windows and a priest's door. Some repairs in brick. C19 3-light east
window in Decorated style. 2 C19 2-light windows to north. Interior.
Norman semicircular headed tower arch with chamfered imposts, ferruginous
conglomerate quoins and roughly cut voussoirs. Contemporary upper doorway
formerly leading into ringing chamber from roof space. C14 4-bay south
arcade of alternating foiled and octagonal piers. Arches of 2 hollow-
-chamfered orders. Chancel arch wave and double ogee moulded on polygonal
responds. Modern chancel piscina and Medieval south aisle piscina with
trefoil arch. Late-Medieval arch braced nave roof with roll-moulded
principals, purlins and wall plate. Contemporary eastern bay of south
aisle roof with traceried spandrel and some surviving paint. Heavily
repaired chancel screen and a re-positioned screen in south aisle with
some original tracery. Elaborate C15 octagonal font displaying blind
tracery and niches with miniature rib vaults beneath crocketted ogee

Listing NGR: TG0074010710

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Source: English Heritage

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