Record Details

NHER Number:15422
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's church, Belaugh


A Saxon parish church, dating mainly from the 12th century, with 15th century alterations, and 19th century restoration by Butterfield and Phipson. Some blank arches on the south wall may be the remains of an early example of an aisle from the 12th century. The church also has an unusual rood stair, painted rood screen and a font dating from the 12th century.


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


Grid Reference:TG 2890 1841
Map Sheet:TG21NE

Full description

Saxon or Saxo-Norman church with traces of south porticus chapel and massive conglomerate quoins, enlarged about 1300, by addition of north aisle and remodelled in 15th century with new tower and windows, raised walls etc., reroofed and remodelled in 1860s by Butterfield and perhaps Phipson. Blank arcading on south nave wall may be the remains of a primitive aisle.
Remarkable 'cruck' doorway in rood stair.
See (S1).
E. Rose, (NLA), 25 May 1983 and 7 December 1999.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 21st Century - 1000 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 2818C-E.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 76-84.
---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 387.
---Leaflet: 1978. St Peter's, Beluagh..
---Photograph: Photograph of St. Peters church, Belaugh.. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1999. Building Report.. Building Report.

Related records

MNO2908Related to: Church of St. Peter BELAUGH (Revoked)

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