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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Freston, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0115 / 52°0'41"N

Longitude: 1.162 / 1°9'43"E

OS Eastings: 617096

OS Northings: 239511

OS Grid: TM170395

Mapcode National: GBR VPM.SQC

Mapcode Global: VHLC0.3P5T

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277283

Location: Freston, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Freston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Freston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 13 NE FRESTON CHURCH LANE
(East side)
4/4 Church of St Peter
22.2.55 II*
Church. C13-C14. Extensive restoration of 1875. C19 additions include vestry and
porch. Flint rubble with some septaria to tower, ashlar dressings. East end rendered.
Porch of knapped flint and ashlar with timber superstructure. Plain tile roof.
West tower, continuous nave and chancel, south porch, polygonal organ chamber to
south and similar vestry to north. 3-stage tower with 2-light west window and belfry
openings. Diagonal off-set flushwork buttresses. Off-set top stage embattled.
South porch contains a continuously-moulded pointed door with stiff-leaf stops. Nave:
2-light windows with C19 tracery. Blocked north door continuously-moulded with
foliate stops. Single-light windows and pointed doors to organ chamber and vestry,
under conical roofs. Chancel: 2-light window to south, heavily restored, retaining
head stops to hoodmould. 3-light east window with C19 intersecting tracery. Head
stops to hoodmould. Interior: tall tower arch with sanctus bell window above. C19
timber roof and fittings. Ogee-arched cusped piscina to chancel. C16 octagonal font
with alternating panels of lions and demi-angels with shields, on renewed base.
Black ledger in tower with achievement of arms, in roundel inscribed to John
Wright 'patron of the church' d. l1 February 1723. Stained glass on north side of
nave of 1922 by William Morris and Co.

Listing NGR: TM1709639511

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