Record Details

NHER Number:4338
Type of record:Building
Name:St Spyridou's Greek Orthodox Church, Great Yarmouth


This church was built between 1831 and 1833 by Joseph Scholes and was formerly known as St Peter's. It has been a Greek Orthodox church since 1964. The building is built in Gault brick in generally Perpendicular style.


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Grid Reference:TG 5272 0710
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

St Spyridou, Greek Orthodox. Formerly St Peter's Church.

August 1974. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
" Parish church. 1831-1833. By JJ Scoles. Greek Orthodox church from 1964. Gault brick. West tower, nave, aisles and continuous chancel. Perpendicular style.
EXTERIOR: Three-stage tower with an arched west door under a three-light west window and cusped square ringing-chamber windows. Stepped angle buttresses. Second stage with a clock face to cardinal points. Twin two-light belfry windows. Crenellated parapet. Aisles clasp west end of chancel and have their west bays devoted to entrance doors...Diagonal east buttresses. INTERIOR: 7Seven-bay arcade of square piers with grooves to each side set diagonally. No capitals. Double wave-moulded arches. Flat timber roof to nave with moulded joists running into moulded wall-posts. Plain gallery at west end on circular cast-iron columns. Timber reredos and other furnishings of various dates after 1964. Font of 1907..."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
E. Rose (NLA). P. Watkins (HES), 14 March 2022.

June 2011.
More than £150, 000 of lottery funding has been awarded to support vital repairs to three grade two listed Norfolk churches. St John's church in Great Yarmouth, has received £104, 000, St Spyridon's Greek Orthodox church in Great Yarmouth has been awarded £22, 000 and All Saints Church in Great Melton has received £27, 000. St Spyridon's church dates to the 19th century.
See newspaper article (S2) for further details.
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 1 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Church celebrates notable victory. 20 July.
---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 500-501.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Stained-glass rescue work. 7 February.
---Article in Serial: Rye, G. 1993. Church Building in Great Yarmouth 1830-1900. Yarmouth Archaeology. pp 9-16.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1096827.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Three historic churches land grants for vital work. 16 June.

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