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St Peter's Church, Westleton

Description: St Peter's Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285581

OS Grid Reference: TM4394369036
OS Grid Coordinates: 643943, 269036
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2653, 1.5736

Location: Darsham Road, Westleton, Suffolk IP17 3AD

Locality: Westleton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 3AD

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Listing Text


5/65 St. Peter's Church
7.12.66 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Peter)

Parish church. Nave, chancel, south porch. Early C14. Random flint with
remains of plasterwork to north and west of nave; thatched roof to nave and
chancel, plaintiles to porch. At the west end of the nave are the roofed-over
remains of the original tower (collapsed 1770) and later successor (demolished
mid C20): these have been replaced by a brick bellcote. Nave and chancel each
of 3 bays; mainly restored 2-light windows with Y tracery although the north
nave and chancel each have one 3-light C15 window; west end of south chancel
wall has one additional smaller mid C14 window set lower down; Priest's doorway
to south chancel, blocked doorway to north nave; fine 5-light east window with
intersecting tracery, renewed 1977. Simple C14 south porch, with repairs in
brick and brick parapet. C15 octagonal font with carved bowl and stem; good set
of 16 nave benches with poppyhead ends and side doors, installed in 1857; north
stalls of chancel incorporate traceried remains of C15 rood screen. South
chancel with fine early C14 triple sedilia and piscina with cinquefoil cusped
arches under continuous moulding and circular pillars with broad capitals and
bases. Splay of south east nave window has trefoil-headed niche; nearby in
south nave wall is a simple piscina: these indicate the position of a medieval
altar. Eastern splay of north east nave window incorporates the richly carved
remains of a founder's tomb. Chancel with C14 Purbeck marble slab with
canopied indent of a priest and several black ledger slabs, mostly C18; north
chancel wall with 3 early-mid C19 monuments to members of the Woods family.
Graded II* for surviving medieval fabric.

Listing NGR: TM4394369036

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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