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Church of St Mary and St Peter, Kelsale cum Carlton

Description: Church of St Mary and St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285648

OS Grid Reference: TM3879065176
OS Grid Coordinates: 638790, 265176
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2330, 1.4956

Location: 3 Church Lane, Kelsale IP17 2PA

Locality: Kelsale cum Carlton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 2PA

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Listing Text


5/53 Church of St.
7.12.66 Mary & St.Peter
(Previously listed under

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1876-7 by Richard Norman Shaw;
nave restored 1882-3 by E.S. Prior. Nave, chancel, south aisle,
south west tower, south porch, north vestry. Random flint rubble
with knapped flint face to chancel, chancel aisle and vestry,
stone dressings; roofs slated except north chancel which has
concrete pantiles. C14 tower: 4 stages with crenellated parapet
and diagonal buttresses to the south face; 2-light west window,
2-light bell chamber openings with small pierced quatrefoils to
the lights, panelled flushwork to parapet with corner gargoyles;
clock face to south. Late C14/early C15 nave: large 5-light west
window with a flushwork frieze below; north nave has 3 largely
original 2-light and 3-light windows and a good C12 doorway with
2 orders of colonettes, 3 orders of decoration to the arch and a
hood mould with billets. C14 nave aisle with one C14 window with
reticulated tracery and 2 C15 square-headed windows. C15 chancel
aisle with one C15 window and a C12 doorway re-set as a Priest's
doorway, with one order of colonettes and 2 orders of chevron
moulding to the arch. The chancel has a renewed 5-light east
window in Perpendicular style and one 2-light window to the
south. Good C15 porch with panelled flushwork to the lower part
of the facade and to the buttresses and the crenellated parapet;
doorway with fleurons and blank shields to both faces of the
arch, spandrels with carved shields, canopied niche above doorway
filled with later figure; above the niche at the apex of the
parapet are the cross keys of St. Peter; the south door is the
original. 4-bay arcade to nave aisle, 2-bay arcade to chancel
aisle. Scissor-braced coupled rafter nave roof of 6 bays, C19
wagon roof to chancel. C15 octagonal font, carved faces to bowl
and stem; early C17 carved pulpit with bracketed book board;
wrought iron rood screen (1890); trefoil-headed piscina in south
wall of nave aisle; 2 hatchments; Royal Arms of Victoria above
nave north door. Chancel aisle with monument to Thomas Russell
(d.1730), a marble sarcophagus with trophies and a coat of arms
above. South west nave with wall monument to Samuel Clouting
(d.1852), a three-quarter life size figure in a niche. Some good
C19 stained glass. Graded I for surviving medieval fabric.

Listing NGR: TM3879065176

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Source: English Heritage

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