Record Details

NHER Number:9283
Type of record:Building
Name:SS Peter and Paul's Church, Wramplingham


This church features a 13th century round tower with a tall lancet doorway. The nave dates to the 11th/12th century but the chancel was rebuilt in 1448 and the arcade and north aisle date to 1872. A Norman door has been reset in the north aisle east end. The current churchyard is greater in extent than the medieval one.

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Grid Reference:TG 1132 0605
Map Sheet:TG10NW

Full description

Chancel rebuilt by donor who died 1448.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

Reference (S2) states: round tower with brick lined putlog holes but not bricks in walls, tower arch is doorway in Tredington fashion; tall lancet; so 13th century tower? Arcade and north aisle of 1872. Two 'Decorated' windows in south wall post-date Ladbrooke who shows three windows here. Author connects these with a will of 1470 noted by
source [1]. Marks of these earlier windows still visible on interior only. Norman door reset in north aisle east end; architect's plans of 1872 show it opposite south door. Northwest and southwest quoins of flint only, south wall battered back. Scar line shows chancel was 7 x 14m. Suggests nave is 11th/12th century. Old churchyard was 0.67 acres, now 0.9 acres.
E. Rose (NLA) 30 April 1997.

Press cutting (S3) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: FZZ 12-17.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Forehoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XVII. pp 210-215.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 789.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: 1819. Excursions through Norfolk.
<S2>Article in Serial: Pestell. T.. 1997. [unknown]. Church Archaeology. Vol I, March, p 54. Vol.I, March, p.54.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Church repairs bill doubles. 5 August.

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