Record Details

NHER Number:10392
Type of record:Building
Name:SS Peter and Paul's Church, Tunstall


A 14th century church, replacing an earlier church mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Only the chancel and a 19th century vestry are roofed, the nave and west tower being in ruins. The church fell into disuse after the nave roof fell in about 1660. The chancel was repaired in 1705 and returned to use, but by 1980, the building was again disused. However, there is now an annual Thanksgiving service in the chancel, organised by the Tunstall Church Preservation Trust.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4169 0801
Map Sheet:TG40NW

Full description

14th century, with much early brickwork. Chancel walled up 1705.
Tower and nave ruined; chancel Victorianised; chapels demolished.
For full details see report (S1) in file.
Newspaper cuttings (S2) and (S3), photographs (S4) and extract from (S5) in file. Listed, Grade II* (S6).
E. Rose (NAU), 24 September 1982.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (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)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (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: TG 4108A-D.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 40 NW 4.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 702.
---Photograph: 2000. Photographs of SS Peter and Pauls Church, Tunstall. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1983. Huge bequest will save disused church. 5 July.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Church service is sign of dedication.
<S4>Photograph: CBS 16-26.
<S5>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 61; p 51.
<S6>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372727.

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54987Related to: Medieval to post-medieval pottery, St Peter and St Paul's churchyard, Tunstall (Find Spot)
MNO3593Related to: Remains of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul Tunstall Street HALVERGATE (Revoked)

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