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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 25 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 285174
OS Grid Reference: TM3567256945
OS Grid Coordinates: 635672, 256945
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1604, 1.4443
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BLAXHALL CHURCH ROAD
TM 35 NE
3/1 Church of St. Peter
16.3.66 (Formerly listed under
Parish Church. C14 west tower. C13 nave. Much restored in mid C19 especially
the chancel. Tower in random flint, flushwork, stepped diagonal buttresses
with stone quoins. Nave and chancel have rubble walls with cement render.
Nave has slate roof: Chancel plain tiled roof. Tower embattlemented in red
brick: part of repair to upper stages. 4-stage tower with brick base and
brick replacing flushwork. West doorway has a two centred pointed moulded
arch springing from 2 engaged columns with moulded caps: hood mould with
fleurons and spandrels with an angel and a monster head. Above the west door
is a quatrefoil frieze in flushwork. This doorway is bricked up. The nave
and chancel have c.1300 windows with intersecting tracery 2 to north and south
walls in brick and 2 in stone, one cusped. South porch in random flint with
stone and flushwork buttresses and stone decoration. The nave has an early
C16 arch-braced hammerbeam roof with traceried spandrels. Ogee arched
piscina. Alabaster monument to Francis Saunders 1621. The C14 font has
traceried base and stem with symbols of the four evangelists: the octagonal
bowl has foils, stars and shields. C20 work by the Rope sisters Ellen,
Margaret and Dorothy includes stained glass east window and a figure of St.
George modelled on Michael Rope who died in the R101 airship disaster.
Listing NGR: TM3567256945
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Source: English Heritage
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