Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
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
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FELIXSTOWE CHURCH ROAD
TM 33 NW
2/2 Church of St Peter and
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
Source: English Heritage
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