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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226724
OS Grid Reference: TM3105299895
OS Grid Coordinates: 631052, 299895
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5478, 1.4064
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BERGH APTON CHURCH ROAD, South
TM 39 NW side
Church of S.S. Peter
5/17 & Paul
Parish church. Some fabric of C14 and C15, but the church much rebuilt
and restored c1837 by John Brown of Norwich. Flint, partly rendered and
ashlared, with limestone and brick dressings; slated roofs. West tower,
nave, chancel, north and south porches, north and south transepts. Fabric
of west tower largely medieval with staged diagonal western buttresses.
Plain louvred bell openings with stone chamfered reveals and pointed arches.
Embattled parapet of chequerwork brick and flint, brick corner finials and
roll-top copings. 2-light west window, late C14. C19 south porch with
2-light windows to east and west with square heads and drip moulds. Ogee
headed niche with figure of Christ over entrance arch; gable parapet with
cross finial. South nave windows of 2 lights with 'Y' tracery. Gabled
south transept with 3-light south window with intersecting tracery. On
the east wall of the transept two memorial slabs to Edward Bound d.1801
and his wife Elizabeth d.1799 and to Elizabeth Bound d.1792. South wall
of chancel has one plain semi-circular headed window to the west and a
central priests' door set in a small gabled projection. Coped gable
parapets to east wall and at junction of nave and chancel. Shallow pilaster-
buttresses to east gable wall. Large single-light east window with semi-
circular head and continuous roll moulding. Small niche above east window.
Two semi-circular headed windows on north side of chancel; north transept
as south, with 3-light north window with intersected tracery. Two 2-light
north nave windows with 'Y' tracery. North porch now a vestry with
parapeted flat roofed extension to west. South doorway with hood mould
on head stops; head caving at arch apex, C14 but possibly rebuilt. C19
nave roof of arch-braced principals on short wallposts. Plain boarded
ceiling. Diagonal ribs at crossing with central pendant. Early C19 west
gallery with solid balustrade with traceried panels. Chancel arch with
continuous mouldings. Chancel roof of arch braced and roll-moulded
principals and purlins, all painted, with wallposts on consoles. Plastered
chancel ceiling. Wall monument to Elizabeth French d.1731; C18 and C19
floor slabs in nave and chancel. Good C15 octagonal font, around the bowl
figures of angels alternate with the signs of the evangelists; the corbels
supporting the bowl carved with angels with outspread wings; around the
stem four lions and four standing figures.
Listing NGR: TM3105299895
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Source: English Heritage
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