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Church of St Peter, Forncett

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225367

OS Grid Reference: TM1649492826
OS Grid Coordinates: 616494, 292826
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4904, 1.1874

Location: Aslacton Road, Forncett, Norfolk NR16 1HZ

Locality: Forncett
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR16 1HZ

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Listing Text

Forncett St Peter
Church of St Peter
TM 19 SE 8/1 7.12.59


C11, C14 and C15. Saxon round west tower with circular openings half way
up and near top, 2-light bell-openings with arched and triangular heads and
recessed central shafts.
Tall nave with clerestory and north and south aisles, with Perpendicular
windows. Chancel with some herringbone flushwork and Perpendicular windows.
windows. porch with flushwork panelling. Materials: flint with stone dressings
and slate roofs.
Interior: Three bay arcades, late C14. C15 roof with embattled tiebeams
and arched braces. Good bench ends with poppy-heals and figures, possibly
C15, restored C19, or wholly 1857 (Pevsner). Jacobean pulpit. C15 octagonal
font. Alabaster tomb-chest Thomas Drake 1485 and wife with cusped panelled
sides with shields and incised effigies on top slab.
The churchyard contains some C18 head stones.

Listing NGR: TM1649492826

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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