Record Details

NHER Number:7369
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter and St Paul's Church, Heydon

Summary

Set in the corner of Heydon Park, this church consists of a tall west tower of knapped flint, an aisled nave with a clerestory, chancel, north mortuary chapel (to the Bulwer family) and north and south porches. The church originally dates to the 14th century, but was remodelled in the 15th century, including the insertion of large Perpendicular windows in the nave and chancel. Inside, among many items of interest, is an impressive 13th century font, plain in style and cup shaped, very fine late 14th century wall paintings and a huge black tomb chest for Erasmus Earle, a celebrated lawyer who bought Heydon manor in 1650.

Images

  • SS Peter and Paul's Church, Heydon.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1139 2740
Map Sheet:TG12NW
Parish:HEYDON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August 1977.
13th century font.
Church Decorated style, altered to Perpendicuar style in about 1470. Several important tombs.
See brief notes (S1) and press cuttings (S2) and (S3) in file.
Listing description (S4)
E. Rose (NAU), 9 February 1990.

Grid reference corrected from Ordnance Survey card.

This is one of the sixty five Norfolk churches selected for (S5).
D. Gurney (NLA), 17 February 2006.

Set in the attractive Heydon village in the corner of Heydon Park, this church consists of a tall west tower of knapped flint, an aisled nave with a clerestory, chancel, north mortuary chapel (to the Bulwer family) and north and south porches. The church originally dates to the 14th century, but was much remodelled in the 15th century, including the insertion of large Perpendicular windows in the nave and chancel. Inside, among many items of interest, is an impressive 13th century font, plain in style and cup shaped, very fine late 14th century wall paintings and a huge black tomb chest for Erasmus Earle, a celebrated lawyer who bought Heydon manor in 1650.
P. Aldridge (NLA), 23 February 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1127 A,B,D,E,J-L,Q-X,AA-AG,AK,AL.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 243-258.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1127AM - AN, AT - ABN.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. c. 1730.
---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. pp 548-549.
---Website: Knott, S.. 2004. St Peter and St Paul, Heydon. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/heydon/heydon.htm. 25 June 2010.
---Leaflet: Linnel, C.L.S.. 1963. Heydon Church.. F.C. Barnwell, Aylsham.
---Photograph: Photograph of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Heydon. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Bells to ring out again. 30 December.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1977. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Bones uprooted in churchyard. 23 December.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305337.
<S5>Publication: Jenkins, S. 2000. England's Thousand Best Churches.

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