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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Felixstowe

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 June 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 286246

OS Grid Reference: TM3142135712
OS Grid Coordinates: 631421, 235712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9717, 1.3678

Location: Ferry Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9PE

Locality: Felixstowe
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP11 9PE

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Listing Text

TM 33 NW
2/2 Church of St Peter and
St Paul

Parish church. C14, possibly incorporating earlier work, much altered and
restored 1871-2. Septaria,flint, brick, tile,stone dressings, plaintile roofs.
West tower, nave, south porch, north and south transepts, apsidal chancel.
Truncated tower. C14 or earlier restored 1795. Septaria, brick, stone, tile,
pyramidal tile roof. Moulded C14 west doorway. West window renewed in C14
style. Nave of septaria, the south wall rendered. C14 north doorway beneath
hood mould with label stops. To west, C14 window, tracery missing.
Perpendicular window 1908-9. South doorway C14, with simple moulded arch
beneath hood mould with label stops. South porch late C14 or early C15, brick
with stone dressings. Moulded outer arch beneath hood mould. Above, cinque-
foil headed niche beneath rectangular hood mould; spandrels contain shields
carved with Cross of St Andrew and Keys of St Peter. Border of fleurons.
Perpendicular nave window 1908-9. Transepts and chancel rebuilt 1870's in
late C13 and early C14 styles. Herringbone brickwork reused from Martello
towers, stone dressings. North and south windows of 3 lights beneath encircled
cinque-foil, and below spherical triangle with trefoil. Trefoil headed lancets
to chancel. Interior: Tower arch c.1300. 4-bay mediaeval nave roof probably
survives above C19 plastered ceiling, C15 moulded wall plate and tie beams,
some original. C15 sanctuary piscina with cinque-foil head, octofoil drain.
Poppyhead benches, C15 with traceried panels, mutilated animal figures, reset
in chancel. Octagonal font, C15, partly recut C19. Carved wooden pulpit,
early C17, probably part of a triple decker, set on fragment of early C14 column.
Wooden lectern C18. Poor box C16.

Listing NGR: TM3142135712

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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