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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3238 / 52°19'25"N

Longitude: 1.5571 / 1°33'25"E

OS Eastings: 642493

OS Northings: 275475

OS Grid: TM424754

Mapcode National: GBR XP3.BGS

Mapcode Global: VHM73.YV0H

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Last Amended: 27 July 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285705

Location: Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wenhaston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 47 NW WENHASTON CHURCH LANE

2/110 CHURCH OF ST PETER
7.12.66 (Previously listed under
Wenhaston)
GV I

Parish Church. Medieval, restored 1892. Nave, chancel, north aisle, west
tower, south porch. Coursed flint rubble, the aisle and chancel plastered,
stone dressings; slated roofs to nave, aisle and porch, plaintiles to chancel.
Tower probably late C14: 4 stages and parapet, diagonal buttresses, some
flushwork to buttresses and parapet; 2-light west window, 2-light bell chamber
openings, mostly with wooden tracery. Nave south wall with 2 C12 slit windows
and 2 2-light C15 windows; at a higher level are 2 later rectangular windows to
light the rood and the west gallery. Simple C15 south porch: knapped flint
parapet with stone coping, niche above entrance, stoup to right hand side. Good
C15 south doorway with carved shields to spandrels, fleurons and blank shields
to arch head and jambs; probably original door. Chancel with one C13 lancet
window to north and south, other windows late C14 or C15; Priest's doorway to
south. North aisle added early-mid C16: 3-light windows, 4 late C19 brick
buttresses to north wall, late C19 roof (over the old) continuous with the
nave. Good late C15 6-bay arch-braced nave roof, with east-west bracing
between both wall posts and ridge posts; 3-bay aisle arcade, octagonal piers;
original aisle roof; wooden chancel arch and roof of 1892: the arch rests on
corbels and is richly carved with drop tracery. C15 octagonal font, the panels
defaced but with traces of original colour; C17 pulpit; 2 simple C15 benches
with poppyhead ends in nave; banner stave locker (modern door) in south nave
wall; arms of George III on west nave wall. On the north aisle wall is mounted
a large oil painting on boards, c.1500; it depicts the Last Judgement and
formed the tympanum to the chancel arch; the rood and supporting figures
originally attached to the painting have disappeared, and below is a later
inscription; a painting of this type on boards is a rarity. East sanctuary
wall with 2 good monuments to Philippa Leman (d. 1757) and Eliza Rooe (nee
Leman) (d.1747). Graded I for medieval work and Last Judgement painting.


Listing NGR: TM4249375475

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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