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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279319
OS Grid Reference: TM0807657696
OS Grid Coordinates: 608076, 257696
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1783, 1.0419
CREETING ST. PETER THE LANE
TM 05 NE
4/70 Church of St. Peter
Parish church, mediaeval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porth, north
vestry. Flint rubble with freestone dressings, the nave largely plastered,
with some mediaeval plaster on the north side. Plaintiled roofs; the nave has
C19 fleur-de-lys ridge finials. Tower roof flat behind embattled parapets.
Some areas of Norman flint walling; chamfered round-arched north doorway with
C14/C15 plank door. Chancel has much plain early C14 work: pointed south
doorway, 3-light intersecting traceried east window, simple pointed piscina
and ogee-headed side windows. Later C14 work includes:- tower with double-
chamfered west doorway, 2-light belfry windows and lion-head gargoyles; nave
side windows, south porch and south doorway with plank door and ironmongery;
tower doorway and door. Late C15 nave side windows and chancel arch with
moulded shafts. Restored C16 pulpit, unusually with 7 sides, enriched with
tracery and twin crocketted pinnacles. Good and delicately carved C15
limestone octagonal font, with angels beneath the bowl and lions supporting
the stem. Fine C15 wall painting of St. Christopher on north nave wall with
inscription and broad boarder of red, white and blue. Vestry almost or
totally rebuilt in C19 but with a possibly C14 window. C19 roofs: in the
chancel with scissor-braced coupled rafters, in the nave with arch-braced
collar beam trusses.
Listing NGR: TM0807657696
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Source: English Heritage
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