Record Details

NHER Number:7079
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Ridlington, Witton


St Peter's Church has an early Perpendicular style west tower, probably constructed in the early 15th century. It has traceried sound holes and a big transomed west window. Instead of pinacles there are the symbols of the Four Evangelists with wings. The nave and chancel were heavily restored in the 19th century, and now have intersecting window tracery. The chancel has a brick east wall and the only indication of early work is a 13th century trefoiled chancel lancet and a similar piscina inside. The chancel has a 16th century roof, and there is an octagonal 13th century font of Purbeck marble.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3456 3108
Map Sheet:TG33SW

Full description

13th century font.
Church of 14th-15th centuries with much 19th century restoration.
For full details see detailed report (s1) and photos in File.
E. Rose (NAU).

Listed (S2).

October 2001.
Investigation of collapse in chancel floor revealed it was due to 19th century raising using rubble containing reused stonework and medieval tiles, above wet ground.
See addition to published report in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 October 2001.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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)
  • Xbell frame (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Minns, G. W. 1864. Mural paintings at Witton. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 42-49.
---Aerial Photograph: TG3431F, G.
---Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1983. The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham. East Anglian Archaeology. No 18. pp 99-100.
---Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol XI. p 64.
---Photograph: Rose, E.. 2001. JZR 32-34.
---Publication: Cautley, H. M. 1949. Norfolk Churches. p 236.
---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 647-648.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. c.1820. [unknown]. 2.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BPP 34.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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