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Carleton Saint Peter Church NR9 4AL



Carleton Saint Peter Church, near Loddon, square, west tower, 4 bells, nave, chancel and south porch. Mainly Perpendicular work throughout. The site of an Easter Sepulchre was discovered during a restoration. There is a piscina in the chancel, and an oak screen between that and the nave, west tower, south porch, nave and chancel continuous, modern roofs and benches. the afore mentioned screen is 14th century and I think retains its old tracery, but it is all varnished and only the old standards and head have been left with their old colour decoration. Late piscina. Carleton St Peter is a hamlet and civil parish in south Norfolk, approximately 8 1⁄2 miles (13.7 km) south-east of the City. There is no village centre but the church provides a reference point and is 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of Thurton, and a similar distance south of Claxton just east of Ashby Saint Mary. In the 2001 census Carleton St Peter contained just 15 households and a population of 29 spread across the 3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi) of the parish. The church cannot be reached by road and sits in a small graveyard in the middle of a field reached by a short path between ploughed fields. The tower contains four bells but they cannot be rung. The parish extends northwards to include the Beauchamp Arms public house on the south bank of the River Yare and the nearby Buckenham Sailing Club. These lie at the end of Ferry Road although the ferry across to Buckenham on the north bank stopped running before WW II.Between Carleton St Peter and Claxton, on the banks of Carleton Beck, lies Ducan's Marsh, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of the richest areas of unimproved wet grassland in East Norfolk.

Carleton Saint Peter Church NR9 4AL