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Church of St Peter, Benfleet

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 116840

OS Grid Reference: TQ7828188682
OS Grid Coordinates: 578281, 188682
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5688, 0.5710

Location: Church Road, Benfleet SS7 3HG

Locality: Benfleet
Local Authority: Castle Point Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: SS7 3HG

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Listing Text

TQ 78 NE
1/22 Church of St. Peter
- II*

Parish church. Circa 1200 Nave, north and south aisles, C15 bell turret. C20
south porch incorporating old timbers. Former Chancel of unknown date
demolished and a large c.1966 building by Donald Insall and Associates erected
in its place. Original church, plastered stone rubble, flint and brick. Red
plain tiled roof, shingle spire. West wall. West window C15 of 3 cinquefoil
lights, vertical tracery over, 2 centred head, label with head stops, below this
window is the blocked C15 doorway with chamfered jambs, 3 centre arched head.
North aisle C19/C20 2 centre arched window, square label over. 4 buttresses to
this wall, North wall of north aisle, eastern C19/C20 3 light window, square
head and label. C14 north doorway, chamfered 2 centre arch. Vertically boarded
door. South aisle, south wall, 2 restored windows of 2 trefoil lights under
square heads. Gabled weatherboarded south porch with cambered tie beam. The
larger and taller C20 extension with hanging tile or shingle plinth and
continuous windows over to north and south with large, steeply pitched red tiled
roof. Stone brick east wall, the centre breaks forward with returns of stained
glass. Interior. Nave roof of 7 cants, a heavy cambered tie beam supports the
4 armed cross quadrate crown post. North and south arcades of 3 bays with 2
centred arches of 2 hollow chamfered orders, columns and responds alternatively
round and oval. Moulded capitals carved with stiff leaf foliage all of
different designs, moulded bases. Bell turret with angle posts, east 2 centre
arched bracing, 3 pairs of side girts to north and south with upper saltire
bracing and centre posts. Font now situated in C20 extension, octagonal bowl
with quatrefoiled panels enclosing square flowers, of unknown date. Stained
glass quarries in south east window of south aisle. RCHM 1.

Listing NGR: TQ7828188682

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Source: English Heritage

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