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Church of St Peter, Swainsthorpe

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 227228

OS Grid Reference: TG2186300970
OS Grid Coordinates: 621863, 300970
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5613, 1.2718

Location: Church Close, Swainsthorpe, Norfolk NR14 8QE

Locality: Swainsthorpe
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 8QE

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Listing Text

TG 20 SW
4/90 Church of St. Peter
G.V. II*
Parish church. C12 west tower. Remainder C14. South windows 1443. Restored
1885 when south porch rebuilt. Flint with ashlar dressings and plain tile
roofs. West tower, nave, north aisle and chancel. 2 stage circular tower
with C14 octagonal belfry. 2-light renewed Perpendicular west window. Lancet
to west side of ringing chamber. Alternating facets of belfry have 2-light
Perpendicular windows under depressed heads. Crenellated parapet. No west
window to aisle. Gabled south porch on low diagonal buttresses. Moulded arch
on circular responds. 2-light square-headed cusped side windows. 2 3-light
Perpendicular south nave windows with panel tracery. Wave moulded north aisle
doorway and one 2-light square-headed aisle window. 2 light mouchette east
aisle window. Stepped side buttress to south nave east and 2 2-light
square-headed south chancel windows of Perpendicular design and one similar
north window. 3-light east window of similar design and C19. Interior. Tall
wave moulded tower arch without responds. Re-cut C13 font : central drum and
8 orbiting marble columns support octagonal bowl with 2 incised arches to each
panel. Restored 5 bay nave roof of moulded principals on arched braces
dropping to moulded wall posts, themselves on head stops. One tier butt
purlins. Winged. angels as bosses. Ridge piece. 2 bay C14 octagonal arcade
to north aisle with moulded capitals and bases. Double hollow chamfered
arches. Narrower C19 arch to east. Triple chamfered C19 chancel arch without
responds. Chancel roof as nave. 4 C15 poppyheads in chancel stalls. Pierced
and cusped piscina. Memorial brass in chancel to Gilbert Havers 1628 :
inscription only; he was Captain of Infantry to Elizabeth I.

Listing NGR: TG2186300970

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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