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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225619
OS Grid Reference: TM2310781912
OS Grid Coordinates: 623107, 281912
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3897, 1.2774
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5321 NEEDHAM HIGH ROAD
Church of St Peter
TM 28 SW 21/1A 7.12.59
Norman round west tower with C16 brick and flint octagonal top stage with
C19 battlements and with circular stair turret half way up. C15 Perpendicular
nave windows, but walls are probably earlier. Chancel built in 1735, red
brick with blue headers, and with gothic windows of 1884. Early C16 brick
south porch with octagonal angle shafts with pinnacles and stepped gable,
moulded brick arch, moulded brick friezes with quatrefoil motifs, arch-braced
roof with crenelleted wall plate. Interior: C15 arch-braced nave roof with
high collar beams, with moulded and crenellated wall plate and tiebeams.
Stairs to rood loft on north wall of nave. Chancel with segmental vaulted
ceiling with cornice. C15 bench ends with poppy-head and border with fleurons
Back of one bench with carved trail and inscription "Use wel thy tyme for
dethe is comyng M: The sentence of God Allmighty is everlastyng E". C15
door to tower stairs. C15 octagonal font with four lions against stem and
alternating roses and signs of the Evangelists on side of bowl. Built of
flint rubble with stone dressings, partly rendered, brick south porch and
chancel. Slate and tiled roofs.
Listing NGR: TM2310781912
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Source: English Heritage
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