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Church of St Peter Mancroft

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6278 / 52°37'40"N

Longitude: 1.2926 / 1°17'33"E

OS Eastings: 622932

OS Northings: 308426

OS Grid: TG229084

Mapcode National: GBR W8V.RS

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.T6PT

Entry Name: Church of St Peter Mancroft

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229591

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Mancroft

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St Peter, Mancroft with St John Maddermarket

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 2208 SE, 22/817

ST. PETER'S STREET (east side)

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. Three-storey east vestry.

3-stage tower with five 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.
Seventeen clerestory windows.

INTERIOR:- arcade piers with four 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 four square
supports with crocketed super-structure.

Listing NGR: TG2293208426

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