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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282347
OS Grid Reference: TM3359584809
OS Grid Coordinates: 633595, 284809
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4114, 1.4332
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SOUTH ELMHAM, ST PETER
TM 38 SW
4/83 Church of St Peter
Parish church. C12 and C14. Nave, chancel, south porch and west tower. Rubble
flint to nave and chancel; stone dressings; slate roofs. 2-light. C14 and C15
windows to nave; Y-tracery windows to south side of chancel, none on north. The
3-light east window has intersecting tracery. Blocked north door.way to nave.
Small tower in 4 stages, in rubble flint with an mixture of stone and red
brick; diagonal buttresses at the west end with diagonal chequerwork in stone
and flint to the bases and chequerwork panelling to the faces; battlemented and
panelled parapet; 4 wide single-light windows to the top stage. Simple with
diagonal buttresses and the remains of flushwork panels on the front. A
single-light trefoil-headed window to each side, and remains of a holy water
stoup. A plain Norman south doorway with one order of shafts, cushion capitals,
and undecorated abaci. Simple interior, with C19 benches, pulpit, and lectern,
and boarded replacement roof to chancel. Nave roof in 4 bays, with arched
braces, and collars up to the apex of triangular form; carved motifs at the
intersection ofpurlins and principals. High western tower arch. The fine C14
chancel arch has a continuous outer moulding up the jambs and over the arch,
decorated with fleurons and heads. C15 font with a low octagonal base, 4 seated
lions round the shaft, and the faces of the bowl with alternating blank shields
and Tudor roses. Piscina beside the altar.
Listing NGR: TM3359584809
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Source: English Heritage
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