Record Details

NHER Number:10336
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Carleton St Peter


This flint and brick medieval church has one surviving lancet window dating to around 1200 and one blocked Norman window both in the south wall. The rest of the building is later in date. The western tower was built between 1502 and 1537 and the battlements were added in 1537.


  • St Peter's Church, Carleton St Peter.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 3397 0228
Map Sheet:TG30SW

Full description

Western tower is Late Perpendicular Bequests for the tower recorded 1503 to 1525, including one specifically for the battlements 1538. the church is flint built with brick trim. All windows have been renewed except for one lancet dated to abvout 1200. there are also traces of a blocked norman window. Chancel piscina is late 13th century.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA).

August 2008. Watching Brief, contexts 1-12 used.
Three small holes were excavated, exposing the foundations of the porch's buttresses.
See (S2) for further information.
H. White (NLA), 3 November 2008.

May 2009. Watching brief, from context 13.
The watching brief mainly exposed mixed graveyard soil containing disarticulated human bones and post-medieval ceramic building material. A post-medieval brick vault containing a number of burials was subjected to minimal disturbance during the excavation of the soakaway pit.
See (S3), (S4) and (S5) for further details.
S. Howard (NLA), 6 November 2009.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 3302A,B.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Villagers hope to hear sound of bells again.. 23 August.
---Leaflet: The Bramerton Group.. Eleven Churches.. Norwich Printing Services..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
<S2>Unpublished document: Hobbs, B.. 2008. NAU Archaeology Report No. 1829. An Archaeological Watching Brief at St Peter's Church, Carleton St Peter, Norfolk..
<S3>Photograph: Westall, S.. 2009. PCM-PCN.
<S4>Slide: Various. Slide. 1-10.
<S5>Unpublished document: Westall, S.. 2009. NAU Archaeology Report No. 2035. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Carleton St Peter Parish Church..

Related records - none

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