Record Details

NHER Number:7827
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Easton


The oldest parts of the church are Late Norman, dating to the 12th century. In the 13th century the church was extended in Early English style and the windows were all replaced in the 15th century in Perpendicular style. The tower fell in 1778 and was replaced by a bellcote which was demolished in 1977. The church was completely restored in 1883 by the architect Phipson, explaining the new look of the building.


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


Grid Reference:TG 1300 1097
Map Sheet:TG11SW

Full description

July 1977. Visit.
October 1980. Visit.
St Peter's Church.
Norman, 13th and 15th centuries. Tower fell 1778.
For full details see (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 October 1980.

January 1988. Visit.
West gallery inserted into church. Two holes dug into nave for supports. Fill of loose earth contained post medieval pammets, brick fragmetns etc. This may be due to removed vaults and indeed tomb slabs in nave floor seem to have no graves beneath.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 February 1988.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1310 C-H.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Forehoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XVII. pp 99-106.
---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 322.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Thieves steal brass bell from church. 12 July.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1980. Building Report.. Building Report.

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