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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Burgh Castle

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 227752

OS Grid Reference: TG4764004973
OS Grid Coordinates: 647640, 304973
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5861, 1.6543

Location: Church Road, Burgh Castle, Norfolk NR31 9QG

Locality: Burgh Castle
Local Authority: Great Yarmouth Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR31 9QG

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Listing Text

TG 40 SE
(south side)
7/17 Church of St. Peter
27.11.54 and St. Paul
- II*

Parish church. Late C11 west tower. Nave and chancel retain C13 character
but remodelled C15. North aisle 1847. South porch 1857. Flint with ashlar
dressings and some brick. Partly rendered. Slate roofs. Circular 3 stage
tower. Lancet west window. No ringing chamber windows but lancets to belfry
with brick surrounds. Top of tower rebuilt in brick below crenellated parapet.
Diagonal stepped western nave buttresses. Gabled porch with moulded entrance
arch. 2 2-light Perpendicular south nave windows flank a single lancet.
Stepped buttresses to south flank. Lean-to north aisle pierced by 2-light
Perpendicular windows. 2 3-light Perpendicular south chancel windows under
square heads. North chancel partly obscured by gabled C19 vestry. 3-light
Perpendicular east window. Diagonal stepped buttresses to east end. Interior.
Tall chamfered tower arch. 3 bay north arcade of C14 style : tall plinths
and piers formed of 4 lobes with hollows between. Wave moulded arches.
Scissor braced nave roof with renewed timbers and decorated wall plate. Font
reputed to be of 1387 but looks C15. Octagonal with 4 crouching lions against
stem. Angels under bowl. 4 lions and 4 shield-bearing angels alternate to
bowl panels. 2 high splayed windows over south door. Brick rood stairs,
blocked at top. Wave, hollow and chamfered chancel arch with circular
responds. Chancel has remains of one irregular wall arch to north and south,
that to south interrupted to allow insertion of window. Bench sedilia and
trefoiled piscina.

Listing NGR: TG4764004973

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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