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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Billingford, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7445 / 52°44'40"N

Longitude: 0.9809 / 0°58'51"E

OS Eastings: 601309

OS Northings: 320488

OS Grid: TG013204

Mapcode National: GBR S9T.W9W

Mapcode Global: WHLRS.18DT

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077412

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220654

Location: Billingford, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Billingford

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Billingford St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


5/3 Church of St.Peter


Parish church. C14 and later. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate and
plaintile roofs. Some brick and some ferruginous conglomerate. Polygonal.
west tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and chancel. Western tower
with upper 2 stages octagonal and lower 2 stages forming an irregular hexagon.
Off-sets with moulded stringcourses at base of each stage. One pair of staged
buttresses clasping angles. Perpendicular 3-light panel-traceried west window
and 4 2-light bell-openings beneath 4-centred arches. Crenellated parapet
with flushwork arcading and gargoyles. Moulded C14 doorways to north and
south of nave. 5 cusped 2-light Y-traceried main aisle windows; simple 2-
light Y-traceried windows to west, one C15 panel traceried north eastern
window and one 3-light Victorian Perpendicular window to south. 6 quatrefoil
clear-storey windows. Chancel with angle buttresses and one buttress to
south. 3 2-light C14 cusped Y-traceried windows and one C14 cusped lancet
with ogee head to north. C17 or C18 brick south porch with remains of stucco
ashlaring and moulded arched entrance. Interior. C14 nave arcades on quatre-
foil piers with small rolls in angles and facetted bell capitals. Arches
of 2 hollow chamfered orders. Restored chancel arch in similar style. Plain
chamfered tower arch without responds. Cusped piscina in chancel. C13
irregular octagonal font with carved blind arcading of moulded 2-centred
arches with a 3-leaf dog tooth moulding in each spandrel. Supported on 4
columns surrounding a larger central columnar stem. Fine late-medieval bronze
eagle lectern.

Listing NGR: TG0130920488

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