Record Details

NHER Number:8552
Type of record:Building
Name:SS Peter and Paul's Church, Repps


This church has a 12th century round tower with an ornate late 13th century belfry and 15th century battlements. The nave is 14th century and the chancel was mid 15th century, demolished and replaced in brick in the 18th century. The brick south porch is 17th century. The whole building was then given a Victorian restoration. Inside is part of a 16th century screen and a 15th century traceried octagonal font.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4219 1692
Map Sheet:TG41NW

Full description

24 May 1979. Visited.
Round tower, apparently Norman, with unmoulded tower arch, and according to (S1) a blocked doorway or opening over (not seen). Top storey Early English, 13th century, ornate with colonettes etc. Decorated nave windows, north and south doorways (former south door. Roodstair on south, partly blocking window. Brick south porch, 17th century, with embattled wallplates to roof. 18th century brick chancel on medieval flint foundations. (S1) claims the Gothic cusped Y-tracery windows are Victorian, but the stonework seems old; could they be reset from elsewhere? Perpendiculr octagonal font, seemingly restored. Screen is said to have some old work. Chalice, Norwich 1567; paten cover according to (S1).
Interior inaccessible; interior details seen through windows.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 May 1979.

(S2) illustrates an ornate crossed coffin slab here.
E. Rose (NAU), 5 February 1986.

(S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 January 2005.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • 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)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Rye, W. 1872. Norfolk Church Goods, Temp. Edward VI. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VII pp 20-44. pp 33-34.
---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 647.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1899. Hundreds of East and West Flegg. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IV. pp 91-96.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 304.
<S2>Monograph: Boutell, C.. 1854. Christian monuments in England and Wales: an historical and descriptive sketch of the various classes of sepulchral monuments which have been in use in this country from about the era of the Norman conquest to the time of Edward the Fourth. 2.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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