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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286539
OS Grid Reference: TM2985254973
OS Grid Coordinates: 629852, 254973
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1452, 1.3580
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PETTISTREE WALNUTS LANE
TM 25 SE
9/126 Church of St Peter
16/3/66 and St Paul
Church. C14 and C15. Rubble flint and knapped flint with ashlar dressings
and a plain tiled and slate roof. Nave, chancel, west tower. Tower: west
face: diagonal buttresses which die back by 4 offsets. Slightly projecting
plinth with chequerboard flushwork which also shows to the lowest faces of
the buttresses. Ashlar quoins also to the outer and inner angles of the
buttresses. Central, ashlar door-surround, double-chamfered to its lower
body, developing into ogee with fillet moulding to arch. String course
below the sill of the first stage window, of 2 lights with ogee trefoil
heads and a quatrefoil to the apex. Single-light lancet above this with
cinquefoil ogee head and blind tracery resting on a string course. Further
string below the level of the belfry opening which is of 2 lights with
cinquefoil heads and panel tracery above. Another string below the parapet
which has chequerboard flushwork and ashlar coping. South face: blank
walling to the lower body save for a quatrefoil opening. Staircase turret
at right with ashlar quoins, one of which has a double-ogee moulding with
fillet. Deep angle buttress at right dying back by 4 offsets. North face:
similar save for the absence of a turret. East face: abutts nave below but
with a similar belfry opening. Nave: North side: rubble flint to the lower
body and knapped flint to the upper body indicating a raised roof. Two
Perpendicular windows, each of 2 lights with cinquefoil heads and panel
tracery. To right of this is a doorway with hollow-chamfered ashlar
surround. Above this, set in the later walling are 4 quatrefoil lights,
now blocked. South face: projecting plinth with chequerboard flushwork to
its whole length and 2 windows at right, similar to those on the north
face. Doorway at left with double-ogee moulded ashlar surround and hood
mould. The upper wall again has 4 blocked quatrefoils. Projecting
buttress at right with chequer patterning to the outer face dying back via
2 offsets. Chancel: similar ridge to nave but with lower eaves level.
South face: 2 lateral windows each of 2 lights with Y-tracery of c.1300
(some renewed) between which is a Perpendicular window of 2 cinquefoil-
headed lights with panel tracery to the top. North face: projecting C19
gabled organ bay at left of centre with a single lancet light at centre and
ashlar kneelers to the gable. To right of this are two Y-tracery windows
with some renewed ashlar. Cinquefoil-headed window at left with near-round
arch. Eastern face: window with C19 Geometrical tracery.
Interior: semi-octagonal piers to either side of the tower and chancel
arches with chamfered arches and moulded caps and bases.
Sources: Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England: Suffolk, 1975
H Munro Cautley, Suffolk Churches, 1982
Listing NGR: TM2985254973
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Source: English Heritage
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