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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oulton, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8113 / 52°48'40"N

Longitude: 1.1687 / 1°10'7"E

OS Eastings: 613654

OS Northings: 328460

OS Grid: TG136284

Mapcode National: GBR VCY.N9N

Mapcode Global: WHLRG.XLQM

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 10 May 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228719

Location: Oulton, Broadland, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Oulton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Oulton with Irmingland

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


3/60 Church of St Peter
10-5-61 and St Paul

- II*

Parish church. Fabric mostly C15. Flint with limestone dressings. Main
roofs lead-covered, porch plaintiled. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel.
Square west tower set slightly south of main church axis; diagonal staged
buttresses up to bell stage. C15 2-light west window. 2-light traceried
bell-openings. Small window with cusped head below south bell opening. South
porch with hollow-chamfered arch on polygonal corbels, defaced headstops.
Continuous quadrant mould to outer arch and jambs. Large arched openings
in north and south nave walls, marking position of former chapels; openings
now infilled with Y-tracery. 2-light square-headed window at south-east
corner of nave, tracery infilled with rendered brick. Chancel has north and
south 2-light square headed cross-windows with cusped heads to lights, hollow-
chamfered mullions and transoms. North-east window blocked with rendered
brickwork. Priest's door on south side with cusped and sub-cusped arch,
square dripmould, flowers and foliage decoration in spandrels. Diagonal
buttresses to east gable with flushwork panels with cusped and crocketted
heads. C15 3-light east window. Crudely-built projection at north-east
corner of nave, probably to accommodate rood stair. North-east nave window
blocked in brick, partly rendered. Staged buttresses with flushwork panels
flanking north chapel opening. North doorway blocked in flint. Square-headed
2-light west window to nave with four quatrefoils above ogee-headed lights.
Interior: nave roof has arch-braced principals with wallposts to alternative
trusses. Roll-moulded purlins and ridge; ridge-pendants with carved bosses.
Moulded cornice. Waggon-boarded ceiling to chancel. Piscina in south wall
of chancel with cinquefoil head and carved spandrels, petalled bowl. C18
memorial slabs in nave and chancel floor; two memorial brasses, one to Edmund
and Katherine Bell (d.1636). Wall monuments in north-east corner of nave
to Thomas Bell (d.1755), Coulson Bell (d,1800), Oval tablet to Richard Ladell
(d.1802) and others, above north doorway. Wall painting - a fragment
depicting a fish, adjoining jamb of north doorway. Hexagonal panelled pulpit
on stem, C17. Plain octagonal font bowl on later base.

Listing NGR: TG1365428460

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