Thetford: St Peter

Name:
Thetford: St Peter
Record Type:
Closed Church
Church code:
626460
Diocese:
Norwich
Archdeaconry:
Norfolk
Parish:
Thetford

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

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Conservation Area

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Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of  St Peter, Thetford
Caption:
Exterior image of St Peter, Thetford
Description:
Photograph of the exterior of St Peter, Thetford
Year / Date:
2013, December 28
Copyright:
Bill Boaden
Originator:
Bill Boaden

Summary Description

An impressive medieval church, traditionally known as the black church because of the cut flint facing used in its construction. Its west tower fronts the corner of King’s Street and White Hart Street in the heart of Thetford, dominating the approach from the south just to the north of the old bridge; indeed it could be considered historically a bridge church. A church of St Peter is mentioned in Domesday, but the present building appears to have been built in the 14th century and enlarged with the addition of flanking chancel chapels and the north aisle in the 15th.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Bill Boaden (2013, December 28) Exterior image of St Peter, Thetford [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of  St Peter, Thetford
Evelyn Simak (2010, August 20) Interior image of St Peter, Thetford [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of St Peter, Thetford
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~119447~117687 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 07116

Coverage - 1870

Created by ?BROWNE, Augustus Edward: fl. 1870-1888 of Holborn

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 8 Bells [Archive/Index]
8 Bells