Record Details

NHER Number:7658
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Brampton


A medieval parish church, with a 12th century round tower and walls which contain a large amount of reused Roman material, probably from the nearby Roman town, see NHER 1124. Parts of the church were rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries, and the church was restored in the late 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2197 2461
Map Sheet:TG22SW

Full description

The oldest part of the church is the west end which contains much Roman stonework and tile. See (S1).
12th century round tower, possibly added to older west wall.
Chancel about 1310.
Nave rebuilt and former south aisle and south chapel added in 14th century.
North vestry 15th century, now demolished.
Top of tower remade in early 16th century.
Aisle taken into nave at unknown date.
South chapel demolished in about 1800; overall restoration in 1870.
Fine collection of late medieval and early post medieval monumental brasses.
See (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 18 December 2004.

(S4) in file gives an alternative scheme of development suggesting the nave was widened rather than an aisle removed.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 May 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (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: TG2124A, B, C, M.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 117-125.
---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 411.
<S1>Monograph: Hart, S.. 2000. Flint Architecture in East Anglia.. p 99.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372950.
<S4>Serial: Hart, S.. 2002. The Round Tower.. Vol XXIX, no 3.

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