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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228719
OS Grid Reference: TG1365428460
OS Grid Coordinates: 613654, 328460
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8113, 1.1687
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TG 12 NW OULTON CHURCH LANE
3/60 Church of St Peter
10-5-61 and St Paul
Parish church. Fabric mostly C15. Flint with limestone dressings. Main
roofs lead-covered, porch plaintiled. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel.
Square west tower set slightly south of main church axis; diagonal staged
buttresses up to bell stage. C15 2-light west window. 2-light traceried
bell-openings. Small window with cusped head below south bell opening. South
porch with hollow-chamfered arch on polygonal corbels, defaced headstops.
Continuous quadrant mould to outer arch and jambs. Large arched openings
in north and south nave walls, marking position of former chapels; openings
now infilled with Y-tracery. 2-light square-headed window at south-east
corner of nave, tracery infilled with rendered brick. Chancel has north and
south 2-light square headed cross-windows with cusped heads to lights, hollow-
chamfered mullions and transoms. North-east window blocked with rendered
brickwork. Priest's door on south side with cusped and sub-cusped arch,
square dripmould, flowers and foliage decoration in spandrels. Diagonal
buttresses to east gable with flushwork panels with cusped and crocketted
heads. C15 3-light east window. Crudely-built projection at north-east
corner of nave, probably to accommodate rood stair. North-east nave window
blocked in brick, partly rendered. Staged buttresses with flushwork panels
flanking north chapel opening. North doorway blocked in flint. Square-headed
2-light west window to nave with four quatrefoils above ogee-headed lights.
Interior: nave roof has arch-braced principals with wallposts to alternative
trusses. Roll-moulded purlins and ridge; ridge-pendants with carved bosses.
Moulded cornice. Waggon-boarded ceiling to chancel. Piscina in south wall
of chancel with cinquefoil head and carved spandrels, petalled bowl. C18
memorial slabs in nave and chancel floor; two memorial brasses, one to Edmund
and Katherine Bell (d.1636). Wall monuments in north-east corner of nave
to Thomas Bell (d.1755), Coulson Bell (d,1800), Oval tablet to Richard Ladell
(d.1802) and others, above north doorway. Wall painting - a fragment
depicting a fish, adjoining jamb of north doorway. Hexagonal panelled pulpit
on stem, C17. Plain octagonal font bowl on later base.
Listing NGR: TG1365428460
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Source: English Heritage
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