Record Details

NHER Number:8860
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Reymerston

Summary

A medieval and later church, consisting of a 13th century west tower with a north stair turret and an early 18th century top, an aisled nave with a north porch and a chancel with a modern south vestry. Inside are a 15th century font, a Jacobean pulpit, elaborate communion rails of about 1700 from Belgium and Gothic Revival choir stalls.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0203 0600
Map Sheet:TG00NW
Parish:GARVESTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
REYMERSTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

A medieval and later church, consisting of a 13th century west tower with a north stair turret and an early 18th century top, an aisled nave with a north porch and a chancel with a modern south vestry. Inside are a 15th century font, a Jacobean pulpit, elaborate communion rails of about 1700 from Belgium and fine Gothic Revival choir stalls.
P. Aldridge (NLA), 19 December 2005.

See (S1), (S2).
Listed Grade I (S3).
E. Rose (NLA).

1970s or 80s. Alan Carter Norwich Survey.
See (S4), which includes (S5).
T.E. Miller (NLA), 19 April 2006.

Five bells, one of 1626, rehung 1910, retuned 1998, when a sixth added.
See press cuttings (S6) in file.

(S7) notes that the furnishings are 17th to 19th century but with medieval benches in the nave, box pews in north and south aisles, a family pew, three decker pulpit. Reredos and Flemish altar rails of about 1700; the east window has Flemish glass.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 May 2002.

The altar rail is described in detail in (S8), as French, dating to around 1700.
E. Rose (NLA), 12 April 2007.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0206A-C.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 611.
---Leaflet: Roy Tricker, Simon Cotton. S. Peter, Reymerston.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Cotton. [unknown].
<S2>Illustration: Ladbrooke. [unknown].
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077312.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S5>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998-1999. [Articles on the restoration of the bells at St Peter's Church, Reymerston].
<S7>Monograph: Yates, N.. 2000. Buildings, Faith and Worship: the liturgical arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900.. p 202.
<S8>Monograph: Tracey, C.. 2001. Continental church furniture in England: a traffic in piety.. pp 154-5. p 122.

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