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Church of St Peter, Carleton St Peter

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226738

OS Grid Reference: TG3396702287
OS Grid Coordinates: 633967, 302287
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5681, 1.4510

Locality: Carleton St Peter
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 7BD

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Listing Text

TG 30 SW
2/31 Church of St. Peter

Parish church. Fabric mainly 13th century and 14th century with later
additions and remodelling. Flint and brick with limestone and brick
dressings. Slate roofs, continuous over nave and chancel. West tower, nave,
chancel, south porch, north vestry. Early 16th century west tower of red
brick, limestone and flint with staged diagonal western buttresses dressed
in brick. Two-light bell openings with chamfered brick mullions and reveals.
3-light west window under a four-centred arch with drip mould: shallow inter-
secting traceried head and chamfered brick reveals (mullions replaced in
later red brick). Single opening above west window with brick arch and jambs.
Later embattled parapet of flint dressed with red brick on moulded brick
string course. Polygonal stair turret on south side. 19th century south
porch in knapped flint: diagonal buttresses and coped parapet to south gable.
Single-light east and west windows. Windows on south side generally 19th
century restorations, 2-light square-headed with Perp. tracery. One lancet
of c.1200 remains in nave south wall, with hollow roll moulded arch and jambs.
To the west side of the lancet, a blocked semi-circular headed Norman window.
19th century 3-light east window. On the north side, three 19th century
lancets with a small 14th century lancet to the west of the vestry. 19th
century vestry with square-headed 2-light windows with drip moulds. Shallow
staged brick buttress at NE corner of tower. Interior: nave and chancel
ceiling boarded and battened. Tower arch with polygonal responds and double
chamfered arch. 14th century screen much restored in 19th century, but
retaining original colour and trail design on principal posts and rails.
15th century poppy-head benches. Trefoil headed. stoup in south wall of
nave, the head disfigured by 20th century replastering. Late 13th century
piscina in south wall of chancel. In north wall of chancel a slate memorial
slab to the five children of Mr. Salletts and a segmental-headed recess
containing a panel of black-letter script, 16th century. Octagonal font
on two risers with arcaded stem and quatrefoil panels to bowl.

Listing NGR: TG3396702287

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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