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Church of St Peter, Freston

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277283

OS Grid Reference: TM1709639511
OS Grid Coordinates: 617096, 239511
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0115, 1.1620

Location: Freston, Suffolk IP9 1AE

Locality: Freston
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 1AE

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Listing Text

(East side)
4/4 Church of St Peter
22.2.55 II*
Church. C13-C14. Extensive restoration of 1875. C19 additions include vestry and
porch. Flint rubble with some septaria to tower, ashlar dressings. East end rendered.
Porch of knapped flint and ashlar with timber superstructure. Plain tile roof.
West tower, continuous nave and chancel, south porch, polygonal organ chamber to
south and similar vestry to north. 3-stage tower with 2-light west window and belfry
openings. Diagonal off-set flushwork buttresses. Off-set top stage embattled.
South porch contains a continuously-moulded pointed door with stiff-leaf stops. Nave:
2-light windows with C19 tracery. Blocked north door continuously-moulded with
foliate stops. Single-light windows and pointed doors to organ chamber and vestry,
under conical roofs. Chancel: 2-light window to south, heavily restored, retaining
head stops to hoodmould. 3-light east window with C19 intersecting tracery. Head
stops to hoodmould. Interior: tall tower arch with sanctus bell window above. C19
timber roof and fittings. Ogee-arched cusped piscina to chancel. C16 octagonal font
with alternating panels of lions and demi-angels with shields, on renewed base.
Black ledger in tower with achievement of arms, in roundel inscribed to John
Wright 'patron of the church' d. l1 February 1723. Stained glass on north side of
nave of 1922 by William Morris and Co.

Listing NGR: TM1709639511

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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