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Church of St Mary, Burgh St Peter

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226802

OS Grid Reference: TM4935193706
OS Grid Coordinates: 649351, 293706
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4842, 1.6711

Location: Burgh St Peter, Norfolk NR34 0DD

Locality: Burgh St Peter
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 0DD

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Listing Text

TM 49 SE
9/26 Church of St. Mary


Parish church. Fabric mainly early C14 with C16 tower base and nave roof.
Red brick and flint with limestone dressings. Thatched roofs, continuous
over nave and chancel. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel. West tower
constructed in a series of stepped square brick stages, probably c.1800, on
an early C16 base of red brick and flint diaper work. Pointed openings at
each stage on north and south sides, the bottom and top stage openings blind
with rendered infill. Stepped buttresses, diagonally-set on west side. 3-
light wooden west window with intersecting tracery. Fourth tower stage partly
built or repaired in gault brick. Nave eaves line raised in red brick above
flintwork; 2-light south-west window with Y tracery, much repaired. Red
brick porch, probably contemporary with tower base, with plain arched doorway
of stuccoed brick. South gable parapet with eaves oversailing courses and
remains of finial. Plain nave doorway, C13 with double chamfered arch and
reveal. Staged brick buttress east of porch. South wall of nave has two
renewed 2-light windows with cusped Y tracery; short stone-dressed staged
buttress between openings. South wall of chancel has 2 and 3 light renewed
square headed windows, plain priest's door with hollow-chamfered arch and
small high-level 2-light window with cusped Y tracery. East window of 3
lights with intersecting tracery. Parapeted east gable with stone kneelers
and cross-finial. North wall has eaves line raised in red brick: 2-light
Y tracery windows, much repaired. Shallow rood stair projection at junction
of nave and chancel. Plain C13 doorway in north wall of nave; lancet at north-
west corner of nave. Interior: C15 nave roof with principal rafters arch-
braced on to wall posts; pendant posts with carved bosses. Roll-moulded
purlins, cornice and wall posts. Rood stair remains at north-east corner
of nave. Irregular arched niche at south-east corner. C19 screen with
central cross and figures on pedestals. Tower screen with high level 3-light
intersecting window and traceried panels with texts. Stoup recess adjacent
to south doorway. Chancel roof renewed. In the south chancel walla piscina
with shelf and petalled bowl and triple sedilia with cusped heads and
embattled cornice, C14, but heads may be restored. Font, C14: octagonal
bowl with alternating panels of shields and roses on traceried grounds, head
corbels supporting bowl and eight engaged shafts around stem. Some fragments
of medieval glass in north-west chancel window.

Listing NGR: TM4935193706

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Source: English Heritage

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