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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Peter, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4114 / 52°24'40"N

Longitude: 1.4332 / 1°25'59"E

OS Eastings: 633595

OS Northings: 284809

OS Grid: TM335848

Mapcode National: GBR WLG.WQ2

Mapcode Global: VHM6N.SNK9

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283860

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282347

Location: St. Peter, South Elmham, Waveney, Suffolk, NR35

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: St. Peter, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South Elmham St Peter St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

SOUTH ELMHAM, ST PETER
TM 38 SW

4/83 Church of St Peter

1.9.53

- II*

Parish church. C12 and C14. Nave, chancel, south porch and west tower. Rubble
flint to nave and chancel; stone dressings; slate roofs. 2-light. C14 and C15
windows to nave; Y-tracery windows to south side of chancel, none on north. The
3-light east window has intersecting tracery. Blocked north door.way to nave.
Small tower in 4 stages, in rubble flint with an mixture of stone and red
brick; diagonal buttresses at the west end with diagonal chequerwork in stone
and flint to the bases and chequerwork panelling to the faces; battlemented and
panelled parapet; 4 wide single-light windows to the top stage. Simple with
diagonal buttresses and the remains of flushwork panels on the front. A
single-light trefoil-headed window to each side, and remains of a holy water
stoup. A plain Norman south doorway with one order of shafts, cushion capitals,
and undecorated abaci. Simple interior, with C19 benches, pulpit, and lectern,
and boarded replacement roof to chancel. Nave roof in 4 bays, with arched
braces, and collars up to the apex of triangular form; carved motifs at the
intersection ofpurlins and principals. High western tower arch. The fine C14
chancel arch has a continuous outer moulding up the jambs and over the arch,
decorated with fleurons and heads. C15 font with a low octagonal base, 4 seated
lions round the shaft, and the faces of the bowl with alternating blank shields
and Tudor roses. Piscina beside the altar.


Listing NGR: TM3359584809

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