Record Details

NHER Number:7466
Type of record:Building
Name:SS Peter and Paul's church, Salle


Standing alone and dominated by its tall west tower topped by decorated battlements, this is one of the most magnificent 15th century churches in the county, entirely of that period except for two windows which are probably 19th century. It contains contemporary painted woodwork items, a carved font and many other features.

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Grid Reference:TG 1103 2488
Map Sheet:TG12SW

Full description

One of the most magnificent Perpendicular churches in the county, entirely of that period except for two windows probably 19th century.
Contains contemporary painted woodwork items.
See brief notes (S1), press cuttings (S2)-(S4), (S8) and postcard in file.
See (S6) for listing.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 February 1990.

1996. Beaker sherd from churchyard. See file.

This is one of the sixty five Norfolk churches selected for (S7).
D. Gurney (NLA), 17 February 2006


Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (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: TG 1124A-S.
---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 653-655; Pl 48.
---Website: Knott, S.. St Peter and St Paul, Salle. 16 April 2007.
---Article in Monograph: 1779. Humphrey Repton illustration 'N.E. View of Sall Church in Norfolk'.. Bonham's Catalogue. Sale contents of The Old Rectory, Banningham..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. The road to nowhere. 20 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Ancient skills kept alive: preserving history for future generations. 23 February.
---Leaflet: Linnel, C.. 1955. Salle..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Concert for historic church. 29 June.
---Photograph: 1987. Photographs of SS Peter and Paul's Church, Salle. Black & white.
---Article in Serial: Fawcett, R. 1980. Salle Church. The Archaeological Journal. Vol 137 pp 332-333.
---Article in Serial: King, D. 1980. Salle Church - The Glazing. The Archaeological Journal. Vol 137 pp 333-335.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. pp 307-309; Pl 27a.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1977. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982-1983. [Articles on the damage and restoration of SS Peter and Paul's church after a lightening strike].
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. [Photographs of SS Peter and Paul's church, Salle]. 16 June.
<S6>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S7>Publication: Jenkins, S. 2000. England's Thousand Best Churches.
<S8>Unpublished Document: 2012. DAC Summer Tour Programme 2012: Salle; SS Peter and Paul, Reepham; St Mary, Whitwell; St Michael and All Angels, Wood Dalling; St Andrew, Thurning; St Andrew, Guestwick; St Peter.

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