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Ruins of Church of St Peter, Alresford

Description: Ruins of Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 120147

OS Grid Reference: TM0648220666
OS Grid Coordinates: 606482, 220666
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8464, 0.9963

Location: Ford Lane, Alresford, Essex CO7 8AX

Locality: Alresford
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 8AX

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Listing Text

TM 02 SE (west side)

3/13 Ruins of Church of St.
17.11.66 Peter

- II

Former parish church destroyed by fire 1971. C13 origin with C14 and C19
features. Plastered rubble walls, Roman brick and tile quoins, stone dressings.
Roofless, only the walls of the Chancel, Nave, North Porch and South Aisle
remain. Chancel. East wall with angle buttresses, 2 centred arch east window,
remains of quatrefoil tracery, label with king and queen stops. South wall
east window 2 centred arch, remains of tracery. Red brick jambs of former
doorway to west of this window. North wall. Two 2 centred arch windows with
trefoil tracery, between these windows a Caernarvon headed doorway. Nave. North
wall, two 2 centred arch windows, remains of tracery, buttress to east end. C14
2 centred arch north door, chamfered of 2 orders. Gabled north porch with 2
centred archway. West wall. Roman brick and tiled quoins, 2 centred arch
window. Label over. South aisle. West wall curved triangular window with
trefoil. South wall, to west a 2 centred arch doorway, to east two 2 centred
arch windows. East wall, C19 segmental headed doorway. Internally few
features remain there is a 2 centred arch piscina with quatrefoil drain to south
wall of Chancel. C19 coloured tiles and brick and stone floor tiles to
Sanctuary and Chancel. Brick window splays, stone jambs to Chancel arch. South
east wall of Nave has a Caernarvon headed doorway with corbel below, possibly
leading to C19 vestry or former rood loft stairs. There is a small blocked
roundel to north of west wall apex and traces of a similar roundel to south of
the apex and a red brick north jamb to south doorway. The south aisle western
angle has trefoiled stone panelling to plinth. Kelly's Directory 1912 states
the building was erected by Anfrey de Staunton circa 1300 as did appear by his
epitaph in Norman-French in the Chancel. RCHM 2.

Listing NGR: TM0648220666

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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