Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228432
OS Grid Reference: TG1338014068
OS Grid Coordinates: 613380, 314068
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6823, 1.1553
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TG 11 SW RINGLAND THE STREET, (west end)
6/41 Church of St. Peter.
Parish church. C13 west tower. Remainder of fabric C14 and C15. Flint with
limestone dressings. Lead roofs over nave and aisles; slate roof on chancel.
West tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. Square
west tower with staged angle buttresses at north-west and south west corners.
Embattled parapet with flushwork panels and bases for corner pinnacles. 2-
light Decorated bell openings; single lancet in west wall. C15 south porch
in knapped flint with flushwork gable; flushwork panels in plinth of east
and west walls. Arched doorway under a square label with angels carved in
the spandrels. Head stops. Three south aisle windows with C19 restored heads;
staged buttresses divide bays. Fine Perpendicular clerestorey of seven 2-
light windows. Blocked window in nave east gable. Staged buttresses to
chancel walls with flushwork panels and shield motif in plinths. 2 and 3-
light Decorated windows, some much restored. In the north wall of the north
aisle, adjoining the doorway, a quatrefoil window possibly surviving from
an earlier clerestorey range and now reset. Aisle east windows, 3-light inter-
secting and cusped tracery under a four-centred head. C14 north and south
arcades; double chamfered arches on octagonal piers and capitals. Very fine
C15 hammer beam roof over nave : roll-moulded principals; arch-braces from
hammer beams concealed by rib-vaulted timber coving on wall posts with attached
shafts rising from carved wall corbels. Vertical ashlar panels decorated
with quatrefoil panels and castellated crest. Bosses at intersection of
principals. Aisle roofs much restored : arch braces to principals with pierced
spandrels. Aisles contain some re-used bench ends and C17 rails with turned
balusters and posts with acorn finials. Old iron-bound door to tower set
in restored opening. Remains of C15 screen : two sections of two panels with
eight painted figures of Apostles. Octagonal font with carved bowl panels,
stem with four pilaster buttresses and four seated beasts, all on octagonal
plinth. Much medieval glass remains in clerestorey windows.
Listing NGR: TG1338014068
Source: English Heritage
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