Record Details

NHER Number:8617
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Clippesby


A medieval parish church, dating mainly from the 13th century, but with 12th century doorways, and a blocked window which may be of Late Saxon date. The church has a round tower, with a polygonal top. Some alterations were carried out in the 15th century, and the church was restored in the 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4284 1459
Map Sheet:TG41SW

Full description

Base of round tower.
Early slit window in nave. Possibly pre Norman.
Norman doorways (one dismantled).
Mostly 13th century.
15th century additional windows and evidence of roof, now gone.
Top of tower 1875, church restored 1890s.
16th century brasses. 15th century font.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 7 April 2003.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROUND TOWERED CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (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

---Aerial Photograph: TG4214A, B.
---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 436-437.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1899. Hundreds of East and West Flegg. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IV. pp 67-72.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051017.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.

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