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Burgh Saint Peter, Saint Mary the Virgin Church, The Old Boi.

Burgh Saint Peter, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.


Burgh Saint Peter, Saint Mary the Virgin Church, looking like a 5 tier wedding cake in appearance, I am reliably informed that type of tower is called a ziggurat, based on Mesopotamian structures, they read up on it a while back, but can't remember if it's the only one in the uk though, there's certainly not many.Unusual in its brick finish. The Domesday Book of 1086 does not mention Burgh Saint Peter and still to this day it seems not many people are aware of it. Domesday did however record an original village of Hwateaker, now Wheatacre and Burgh Saint Peter as having two churches. This suggests that probably there was a Saxon Church on the site. Burgh Saint Peter, base, built around 1200-1300 AD, evidenced by the dateable features of the nave doorways and lancet windows in the north west corner of the nave. The basic nave structure also dates to this time. The church has been the constant punishment of graffiti over the years, the outside south stone work and glass taking the blunt of this. There was a period of restoration in around the 1500 century when the roof was raised, now thatched, this evidenced by the courses of visible brickwork above the flint walls. the porch was then built. The font inside, also sedilia, arcade on the south wall of the chancel and the piscina, date roughly from the same time. The tower is definitely the churches most remarkable feature, the original tower which dated from the 16th century fell down. All that remains of that is the base and flint facing. The base of the tower has a vault containing the bodies of some of the Boycatt/Boycott family, the gravestones outside too have that name. The floor above is the vestry, with the floor above containing a single bell. There were originally three bells, two were sold, this in 1794, probably to pay for the erection of the new tower. Outside the priests door on the church is a Mass Dial/Scratch Mark, the number of lines suggest it is not of early origin. churchesofnorfolk by the Old Boi

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