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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burgh Castle, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5861 / 52°35'9"N

Longitude: 1.6543 / 1°39'15"E

OS Eastings: 647640

OS Northings: 304973

OS Grid: TG476049

Mapcode National: GBR YR4.YWJ

Mapcode Global: WHNW4.D808

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 27 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051008

English Heritage Legacy ID: 227752

Location: Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Civil Parish: Burgh Castle

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Burgh Castle St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

BURGH CASTLE CHURCH ROAD
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

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