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Church of St Peter, Spixworth

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228121

OS Grid Reference: TG2406815770
OS Grid Coordinates: 624068, 315770
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6932, 1.3143

Location: Buxton Road, Spixworth, Norfolk NR10 3PR

Locality: Spixworth
Local Authority: Broadland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR10 3PR

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Listing Text

(east side)

2/53 Church of St. Peter.

G.V. I

Parish Church. Fabric mainly of the C14 and C15, the core of the south-west
tower possibly earlier. Flint with limestone and brick dressings. Lead-covered
shallow-pitched roofs. Tower at south-west corner, nave chancel and south
aisle; C20 brick, flint and pantiled vestry on north side of nave. Small,
square unbuttressed tower; castellated parapet with brick dressings, red brick
quoins to upper section, stone quoins at lower level. Single-light bell-
openings. Shallow-pitched roofs with coped parapets; roof continuous over
nave and chancel. Three-light Decorated west window; doorway in west wall
of south aisle. Perpendicular three-light window in south wall of aisle.
Nave and chancel windows generally with Decorated flowing tracery; three-light
east window with a spray of leaf-forms springing from the centre, the outer
two panels with ogee heads. East and west walls with diagonal staged
buttresses. South arcade of three bays with octagonal piers and double hollow-
chamfered arches. South aisle roof with roll-moulded rafters and purlins;
alternate principal rafters have arch-braces on wall posts and corbels with
carved spandrels. Nave roof has cambered tie beams with chamfered butted ridge
and side-purlins. Rood loft stairs on south side of chancel (no chancel arch)
C15 piscina and triple sedilia grouped under a single square label mould in
chancel south wall. At the north-east corner of the chancel, a fine alabaster
monument to William Peck(+ 1635) and his wife, by Edward Marshall : two
reclining shrouded figures under a coffered arch surmounted by a scrolled broken
pediment on black marble columns. Tub-font, C12, with square base on round

Listing NGR: TG2406815770

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Source: English Heritage

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