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Burgh St Peter Church

Burgh St Peter Church

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 40

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Burgh St. Peter Church. – Has many remarkable points which should be noted by visitors. That which strikes one at once is the tower, which is one of the most curious in the British Isles. It ‘batters’ or recedes at each storey in a remarkable manner, so that it has the appearance of a gigantic telescope standing on end. Notice too, that each storey is built of different material, brick and stone interchangeably. The top or finial was blown off some years since, but at my last visit was lying in the churchyard just where it fell. The long narrow interior of the church is very striking. The pulpit is nearly covered with copper-plates to the memory of various members of the Boycott family, who have resided here for generations. Capt. Boycott, it will be remembered, caused a new word to be added to our dictionaries when he resided in Ireland. Carlton Colville is the nearest station, 2 ½ miles by pathway.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate LXXIX from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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