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Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich

Description: Church of St Peter Mancroft

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229591

OS Grid Reference: TG2293208426
OS Grid Coordinates: 622932, 308426
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6278, 1.2926

Location: Weavers Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NH

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR2 1NH

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Listing Text

(east side)
26.2.54 Church of St. Peter Mancroft
Parish Church. C15. Ashlar faced and flushwork. Lead roofs. West tower.
Nave and chancel in one. North and south aisles and porches. North and
south transepts. 3 storey east vestry. 3-stage tower with 5-stages of
set-back buttresses:- North, south and west ground floor openings and
inside west doorway. Tierceron vault inside with central bell-hoist hole.
Extravagant use of statue niches, blind arcading and flushwork on tower.
Perpendicular 5-light west window with 2-centre arch and 3-light belfry
windows. Polygonal corner turrets and late C19 spirelet. 6-bay nave with
4-light windows having 2-centre arches. 2 storeyed north porch with
shafted outer doorway and niche above. Lierne vault inside. Single-storey
south porch. 3-bay chancel with 3-light windows. Single-bay transepts.
Continuous base-frieze of flushwork with stone shields. Large 7-light
east window repaired in 1648 and flanked by polygonal corner turrets.
17 clerestory windows. Interior:- arcade piers with 4 shafts and small
hollow diagonals. Double order 2-centre arches. Tall tower arch. Fine
hammer-beam roof with long wall-posts between the clerestory windows
supported on corbels. The hammer beams are concealed by ribbed coving.
The aisle roofs are arch-braced with carved spandrels. Brick-built
under-croft beneath the north transept. Timber font canopy on 4 square
supports with crocketed super-structure.

Listing NGR: TG2293208426

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Source: English Heritage

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