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Church of St Peter, Yoxford

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285745

OS Grid Reference: TM3943468982
OS Grid Coordinates: 639434, 268982
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2668, 1.5077

Location: Old High Road, Yoxford, Suffolk IP17 3ER

Locality: Yoxford
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 3ER

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Listing Text




Parish church. Medieval; north aisle added 1837; considerably restored 1868
and 1920. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower. Random flint,
stone dressings; north aisle faced with knapped flint with white brick
dressings; lead roofs to nave and aisles, chancel slated to north, plaintiled
to south. Late C14/early C15 4-stage square tower with diagonal buttresses to
the west face; restored 2-light west window, 2-light Y tracery bell chamber
openings; crenellated parapet with panelled flushwork and carved string course
with gargoyles to corners; C17 lead-clad needle spire. Nave south aisle:
c.1500; 4 bays, blocked doorway to west bay, windows mostly restored, flat
parapet. Chancel south aisle (Cockfield Chapel): early-mid C16; 2 bays, one
large 4-light window (renewed), Priest's doorway with square hood mould, one
blocked 3-light window to east bay. Renewed 3-light east window to chancel in
Decorated style. North aisle in Perpendicular style: 7 bays, crenellated
parapet; 2-light windows, main entrance to west bay. 4-bay arcades to nave
aisles, 2-bay arcades to chancel aisles, octagonal piers. Scissor-braced roofs
to nave and chancel, plastered over; original roofs to south aisle, the south
chancel aisle roof decorated with painted shields of the Hopton, Brooke and
Blois families of Cockfield Hall. Good early C15 octagonal font, carved
panels, the stem with engaged shafts and panelling between. Cinquefoil headed
piscina to nave south aisle; early C17 carved pulpit; late C18 organ case in
chancel north aisle; 10 hatchments, mostly C18. Effigy brasses (all removed
from their original location) include: John Norwich (d. 1428) and wife,
Thomasine Tendring (d. 1485) and her 7 children (both in sanctuary); Johanna
Brooke (d. 1618) (chancel south aisle); Anthony Cook (d. 1613) and Christian
Foxe (d. 1618) (nave south aisle). Many C17-C19 wall monuments. Graded II*
for surviving medieval work.

Listing NGR: TM3943468982

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Source: English Heritage

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