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Church of St Peter, Wickham Bishops

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 119089

OS Grid Reference: TL8248811207
OS Grid Coordinates: 582488, 211207
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7698, 0.6434

Location: Wickham Bishops, Essex CM8 3JT

Locality: Wickham Bishops
Local Authority: Maldon District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM8 3JT

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Listing Text


1/90 Church of St. Peter


Former parish church, now disused. Cll origin restored C19 but allowed to
become derelict after the building of the new church. Circa 1850. Restoration
work recently carried out to some windows, roof and belfry. Flint rubble,
puddingstone, septaria, Roman tile and brick, once plastered. Red tiled roofs.
Chancel and nave with shortened weatherboarded belfry. Chancel east window
restored, 3 cusped ogee lights with tracery under a 2 centred head. Roman brick
quoins. North and south windows formerly of 2 lights in 2 centred heads.
Blocked doorway in south wall now with flat concrete lintel. Nave with angle
buttresses and Roman brick quoins. 2 windows similar to those in side walls of
the Chancel without tracery or mullions to north and south walls. South doorway
with chamfered jambs and 4 centred arch. C20 restored west window of 3 cusped
lights with tracery and label over. West doorway chamfered with 2 centred arch,
probably C15. 3 board door with muntins and iron strap hinges. Date uncertain.
Belfry shortened and made watertight. South Porch gabled with red brick
striations to apex. C20 restored east and west windows of 2 trefoiled lights
under square heads. Roman brick quoins. Chamfered 2 centred arch. Yellow
brick floor. Remains of stoup with triangular head in north east corner. Roof
of crown post construction with arched braces to collar purlin and chamfered tie
beam. Interior. Chancel. 7 cant roof with plastered ashlars. Moulded wall
plates. 2 tie beams. No chancel arch but moulded wall posts and arched braces
to tie beam. Nave. 7 cant roof. Doorway with 4 centred head formerly to roof
loft stairs in north wall. Small rectangular niche in south wall. Blocked and
partly intersected by the C15 south doorway is the Cll round headed doorway in
Roman brick. West of the north east window a rubble patch indicates the former
north doorway above which can be seen remains of a C12 window. Stop chamfered
wall plates and some beams remain of the bell turret. The font and chest have been removed to the new church q.v. 1/84.

Listing NGR: TL8248811207

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Source: English Heritage

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