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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285257
OS Grid Reference: TM3252266270
OS Grid Coordinates: 632522, 266270
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2455, 1.4047
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TM 36 NW BRUISYARD CHURCH ROAD
4/19 Church of St. Peter
Parish church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south chapel (now the
vestry), south porch. Flint rubble, with some coursed work, stone dressings;
remains of old plasterwork to nave, chancel and tower; plaintiled roofs.
Circular tower, C12 or earlier, although the narrower upper part may be a
later rebuilding; large C19 lancet window to east, 2-light bell chamber
openings in Perpendicular style to each quarter. Nave with C12 core: to the
south one C18 cross window with square leaded panes and one good early C16 3-
light brick window, both square-headed; to the north is a blocked C12 doorway
and a renewed broad lancet window with Y tracery. Simple gabled porch,
probably C16 but much restored; good C13 nave doorway with original door.
Chancel with 3-light east window in Perpendicular style, renewed early C20.
Early C16 south chapel, built with material from Bruisyard nunnery: blocked 3-
light windows to east and west, 3-light south window with missing tracery; all
the windows are of brick with square heads. C15 arched-braced nave roof of 6
bays, with further arched bracing along the ridge supported by angels either
side of the collars. C15 carved font; C18 pulpit with tester; early C17
turned altar rails, now beneath chancel arch; some C15 poppyhead bench ends in
chancel ; piscina and sedilia in south sanctuary. Original stairs to rood
loft. Early C17 screen to south chapel with closed panelling and upper
balustrading; within the chapel is an effigy brass to Michael Hare (d.1611)
and his 2 wives, the central figure missing. Graded I for surviving medieval
Listing NGR: TM3252266270
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