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Ruins of Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Alresford, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8464 / 51°50'47"N

Longitude: 0.9963 / 0°59'46"E

OS Eastings: 606482

OS Northings: 220666

OS Grid: TM064206

Mapcode National: GBR SNW.6PZ

Mapcode Global: VHKG7.7V2F

Entry Name: Ruins of Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337180

English Heritage Legacy ID: 120147

Location: Alresford, Tendring, Essex, CO7

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Alresford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Alresford St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

ALRESFORD FORD LANE
TM 02 SE (west side)

3/13 Ruins of Church of St.
17.11.66 Peter

- II

Former parish church destroyed by fire 1971. C13 origin with C14 and C19
features. Plastered rubble walls, Roman brick and tile quoins, stone dressings.
Roofless, only the walls of the Chancel, Nave, North Porch and South Aisle
remain. Chancel. East wall with angle buttresses, 2 centred arch east window,
remains of quatrefoil tracery, label with king and queen stops. South wall
east window 2 centred arch, remains of tracery. Red brick jambs of former
doorway to west of this window. North wall. Two 2 centred arch windows with
trefoil tracery, between these windows a Caernarvon headed doorway. Nave. North
wall, two 2 centred arch windows, remains of tracery, buttress to east end. C14
2 centred arch north door, chamfered of 2 orders. Gabled north porch with 2
centred archway. West wall. Roman brick and tiled quoins, 2 centred arch
window. Label over. South aisle. West wall curved triangular window with
trefoil. South wall, to west a 2 centred arch doorway, to east two 2 centred
arch windows. East wall, C19 segmental headed doorway. Internally few
features remain there is a 2 centred arch piscina with quatrefoil drain to south
wall of Chancel. C19 coloured tiles and brick and stone floor tiles to
Sanctuary and Chancel. Brick window splays, stone jambs to Chancel arch. South
east wall of Nave has a Caernarvon headed doorway with corbel below, possibly
leading to C19 vestry or former rood loft stairs. There is a small blocked
roundel to north of west wall apex and traces of a similar roundel to south of
the apex and a red brick north jamb to south doorway. The south aisle western
angle has trefoiled stone panelling to plinth. Kelly's Directory 1912 states
the building was erected by Anfrey de Staunton circa 1300 as did appear by his
epitaph in Norman-French in the Chancel. RCHM 2.


Listing NGR: TM0648220666

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