Record Details

NHER Number:7367
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Corpusty


A medieval parish church, largely of 15th century date, but with some suggestion of earlier Norman work. The church was last used in 1965, and , after a period of dereliction has been repaired by the Norfolk Churches Trust (2011)


  • St Peter's Church, Corpusty.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 114 294
Map Sheet:TG12NW

Full description

Now largely ruinous, and standing on top of a hill, in an isolated position from the village.
Largely 15th century Perpendicular, with some dubious evidence of older work, for example ironbound conglomerate in the walls suggests the presence of a Saxon or Norman building, although no early work is visible.
No furnishings now remain.
Domed brick cistern in churchyard.
See (S1), (S2), (S3) and (S4).
E. Rose, 12 November 1990.

9 April 2008. Casual finds on bare soil surface of churchyard south of church:
3 sherds of medieal unglazed pottery including rim of an Early Medieval ginger jar (weighing 12g).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 May 2008.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CISTERN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (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

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1974. Appeal in Norfolk to find new role for church. 13 December.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 204-208.
---Photograph: Rose, E.. 2001. JXT 29-30.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Friends are set to gather at the church on a hill. 4 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Salvation hope for neglected church. 6 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. p 440.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Landmark church to revive its glory days. 8 May.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FNA 1-11.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. Building Report.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049202.
<S4>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 8; p 50.

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