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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221652
OS Grid Reference: TF8195327642
OS Grid Coordinates: 581953, 327642
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8156, 0.6985
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TF 82 NW WEST RUDHAM SCHOOL ROAD (north)
7/68 Church of St. Peter.
Parish Church, now redundant. C13, C14, C15. Flint with stone dressings, slate
roofs. West tower, 4 bay nave and south aisle, 2 bay chancel. Decorated west
tower has 2-light switch tracery 'Y' window, 4 Decorated belfry windows,
2-lights with trefoil lights and quatrefoil, outer label continued as string
course at springing of arch. 2 west face angle buttresses, one north and south
buttresses with 3 set offs. Flat roof without parapet. South aisle has rich
and varied series of C13 tracery windows : to west one off-centre lancet,
to south one 'Y' tracery window, one Plate tracery 2-light window with upper
roundel, one paired lancet : deeply moulded arches and reveal. One 3-light
Perpendicular east window. C13 south door has 2 north and south colonnettes,
bases and capitals, richly moulded arch. Late C18 battened door with switch
tracery head. C15 clerestorey has 4 2-light straight headed windows. Nave
north side has 3 Perpendicular 4-centred arch traceried windows. Chancel has
one north and one south 3-light Perpendicular straight headed window, one
south 3-light arched head Perpendicular window. Blocked south priest's door.
2 clasping east gable buttresses, 3-light C19 tracery Perpendicular east
window. Interior: Tower arch has 3 continuous chamfers. C13 and C14 century,
with late C18 Gothick screen and door. South arcade of 4½ bays. West half
bay springing from stiff leaf west respond shares details of deeply moulded
double hollow chamfered Early English arches with 4 bays to east, supported
on octagonal piers with bases and capitals, stylistically of C14 and C15,
perhaps recasings of original piers. 2 south aisle windows at centre and east
have deep embrasures and angle colonnettes with bases and capitals. C15 arched
braced nave roof with moulded braces and principals, bosses at intersections
and to ridge beam, no collars. Perpendicular tower arch with south side rood
stairs arch and rood loft arch. C19 chancel roof. C14 piscina with ogee arch
framing trefoil. C17 poppyhead benches on south aisle. Fine C15 in situ glass
in tracery lights of nave. Norwich School, including fine Pieta, Royal Arms
of George IV in Gothick architrave frame, same details to Commandment Boards
and Lord's Prayer board now in tower-vestry. See H.J. Dukinfield-Astley The
Norfolk Villages (Norwich 1900) pp. 23 - 36.
Listing NGR: TF8195327642
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Source: English Heritage
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