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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224093
OS Grid Reference: TG1509534869
OS Grid Coordinates: 615095, 334869
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8683, 1.1943
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MATLASKE THE STREET,
TG 13 SE
8/74 Church of St. Peter
Parish church, Saxon and Medieval. Restored 1878. Coursed flint with stone
dressings, plain and fish scale tiles. Round west tower, nave and south
aisle, north and south porches. (Chancel lost 1726). Tower in 3 stages:
first and second sties in coursed flint with some iron conglomerate; first
stage renewed with some brick mosaic; short horizontal bands of thin tiles,
five tiles thick, to both first and second stages. Octagonal C14 bell stage
with embattled parapet, string course and gargoyles. 2-light west window
and bell openings of Reticulated tracery, west window renewed. Single light
to second stage; south-east stair turret. Quoins at west of nave in iron
conglomerate. North porch has low angle C19 slate roof, front of knapped
flint, gable cross and niche: continuous moulded arch with chamfered head
and round shafts; windows to each side of 2 cusp-headed lights under 4
trefoil-headed panels. North door of continuous chamfered arch with roll
hood mould. Two C19 3-light windows with panel tracery under square heads
to north nave. East gable of flint and brick mosaic over lower base of flint
with conglomerate; pebble flint in gable, C19 3-light Decorated window;
diagonal buttresses of stone dressed flint rubble with knapped flint. East
window to south aisle of 3 ogee headed lights C13, 2 Perpendicular windows
to south aisle of 2 trefoil headed lights under 4 panels with square head.
Ball flower labels to hood of west window. South porch of flint rubble;
low pitched slate roof; 4-centred arch, now blocked with knapped flint,
has round shafts. C19 windows of two lights each side. South doorway has
chamfered jambs to double roll head under ogee hood mould. Interior: roof
of 1878 with rafters and collars; roof corbels in the form of heads. Tall
tower arch with segmental pointed head, some brick dressing. West wall and
tower of flint rubble incorporating on the south side short bands of thin
tiles, 5 tiles thick. Stair turret door with 4-centred arch. South arcade
of 3 bays with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches. South aisle
roof dated 1710 on wall plate, arch braced rafters; purlins and principal
rafters moulded. Angel bracket at apex of rear arch to south door, canvas
achievement of George III above. Oblong font with wide chamfered corners,
font cover with crocketted splats tapering to finial.
Listing NGR: TG1509534869
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Source: English Heritage
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