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Church of St Andrew and St Peter, Blofield

Description: Church of St Andrew and St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 September 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 228451

OS Grid Reference: TG3353709196
OS Grid Coordinates: 633537, 309196
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6302, 1.4495

Location: 7 Church Road, Blofield, Norfolk NR13 4NA

Locality: Blofield
Local Authority: Broadland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR13 4NA

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Listing Text

(south side)
25/9/69 Church of St. Andrew
and St. Peter.

G.V. I

Parish Church, C14 and later, of flint with stone dressings and with lead
and slate roofs. West tower, north aisle, north porch, south aisle, nave,
chancel, north boiler house and south vestry. C15, 4 stage west tower with
polygonal stair turret and diagonal buttresses. Flushwork on basecourse,
buttress ends and on parapet. Perpendicular west doorway with attached shafts
and spandrels emblazoned with the symbols of the patron saints. 4-light
Perpendicular west window with traceried heads. Reticulated sound holes in
rectangular openings. 3-light Perpendicular belfry openings with traceried
heads. Battlemented parapet with hexagonal battlemented finials surmounted
by Sculpture. 5 bay north aisle with 3-light Perpendicular windows with
tracery between buttresses. North porch, with wave moulded north doorway having
attached shafts and hood mould with head label stops. Ogee cusped niche above
entrance flanked by rectangular niches. To east and west, 2-light windows
at ground floor and 1-light at former first floor level, with rectangular
heads. Niche for stoup inside on east wall. Wave moulded north doorway to
nave. Parapet gable. 5 bay south aisle with 3-light Perpendicular windows
with traceried heads between buttresses. Gabled buttress at east end
supporting south aisle and clerestorey. South doorway at west end. 5 bay
clerestorey with 2-light Reticulated windows. 2 bay chancel, with blocked
north and south windows. North-west window re-opened in C20 with Perpendicular
style window. C19 5-light east window. C19 lean-to boiler house to north,
and knapped flint south vestry. Parapet gables, with grotesques on kneelers
and crosses on the apex. Tower arch with attached shafts. Late C14, 5 bay
arcade with quatrefoil piers and polygonal bases and capitals. C15 north
aisle roof. Rood stairs doorways in north aisle and chancel. Late C14 chancel
arch with ½ shafts, bases and capitals. Perpendicular angle piscina with
cusped ogee arch in west face and blind tracery on north side. Medieval rood
screen base, with 12 painted saints in the panels. Medieval bench ends with
poppy-heads, some with seated or kneeling figures. C19 tiered box pews.
C15 octagonal font with scenes from the life of Christ. Octagonal base with
cusped blank panels. Monument to Edward Paston, died 1630, shown in alabaster,
arched recess, flanked by Tuscan columns, with his sons and daughters. Brick
floors containing brass matrices. Brasses to Paston family in chancel floor.

Listing NGR: TG3353709196

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Source: English Heritage

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