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Church of St Peter Mancroft

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Coordinates

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

26.02.54

GV

I

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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