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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 23 January 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 38015
OS Grid Reference: TL0292634226
OS Grid Coordinates: 502926, 234226
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9970, -0.5022
There is also a scheduled monument, The Mount: a Motte and Bailey Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
TL 0234 CHURCH ROAD
16/28 Church of St Peter and
23.1.61 St Paul
Parish church. Late C12, C14, early C16 and late C19 (including reworking of
much window tracery). Chapter house added 1983 at W end. Coursed ironstone
and cobblestones, with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N vestry,
nave,N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. Chancel: rebuilt early C14.S
elevation has 2-light pointed-arched window to E and single light to W. 3-
light pointed arched E window, restored 1984. Pointed chancel arch. N
vestry: late C19, with paired lights to E and doorway to W. Nave:
originally late C12 and aisleless. 3-bay pointed-arched arcades to and S, S
one early C14, N one late C19. S elevation clerestory has embattled parapet
and 3 2-light windows with square heads. N elevation clerestory has plain
parapet and 3 pointed-arched 2-light windows. N aisle: 1858. 2-light
windows to W and E. N elevation has 2 windows, of 3 and 2-lights. These
flank a reset late C12 round-headed doorway. Archway has large roll with
beakhead mouldings, some with grotesque faces, and label carved with billets.
S aisle: early C14. 2-light pointed-arched window to E. S wall has C16 3-
light window with square head, and C14 single light. C19 W window. S porch:
C16. Timber framed with red brick infill and gabled clay tile roof. Outer
archway has carved foliage to spandrels. W tower: late C14. 3 stages, with
angle buttresses and embattled parapet. Octagonal stair turret projects
slightly from SW angle. Bell-stage has 2-light windows. Middle stage has
small single lights. W elevation ground stage has 2-light windows above a
doorway now giving onto C20 chapter house. Interior: nave has C15 roof with
carved bosses. Other roofs C19. S aisle has late C12 font with fluted
circular bowl on C19 base. C17 pulpit combines some C16 linenfold panels. A
S aisle pew also combines some linenfold panelling. Chancel SW window has
roundel of C14 glass showing 2 leopards.
Listing NGR: TL0292634226
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Source: English Heritage
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