St Peters Church

4 Jun 2002
St Peters Church, High Street, Yoxford, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17 3ER
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10/152 St. Peter's Church 7.12.66


Parish church. Medieval; north aisle added 1837; considerably restored 1868 and 1920. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower. Random flint, stone dressings; north aisle faced with knapped flint with white brick dressings; lead roofs to nave and aisles, chancel slated to north, plaintiled to south. Late C14/early C15 4-stage square tower with diagonal buttresses to the west face; restored 2-light west window, 2-light Y tracery bell chamber openings; crenellated parapet with panelled flushwork and carved string course with gargoyles to corners; C17 lead-clad needle spire. Nave south aisle: c.1500; 4 bays, blocked doorway to west bay, windows mostly restored, flat parapet. Chancel south aisle (Cockfield Chapel): early-mid C16; 2 bays, one large 4-light window (renewed), Priest's doorway with square hood mould, one blocked 3-light window to east bay. Renewed 3-light east window to chancel in Decorated style. North aisle in Perpendicular style: 7 bays, crenellated parapet; 2-light windows, main entrance to west bay. 4-bay arcades to nave aisles, 2-bay arcades to chancel aisles, octagonal piers. Scissor-braced roofs to nave and chancel, plastered over; original roofs to south aisle, the south chancel aisle roof decorated with painted shields of the Hopton, Brooke and Blois families of Cockfield Hall. Good early C15 octagonal font, carved panels, the stem with engaged shafts and panelling between. Cinquefoil headed piscina to nave south aisle; early C17 carved pulpit; late C18 organ case in chancel north aisle; 10 hatchments, mostly C18. Effigy brasses (all removed from their original location) include: John Norwich (d. 1428) and wife, Thomasine Tendring (d. 1485) and her 7 children (both in sanctuary); Johanna Brooke (d. 1618) (chancel south aisle); Anthony Cook (d. 1613) and Christian Foxe (d. 1618) (nave south aisle). Many C17-C19 wall monuments. Graded II* for surviving medieval work.

Listing NGR: TM3943468982


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Photographer: Pridham, John

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Brick, Flint, Lead, Slate, Stone, Tile, Medieval Parish Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Church, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Brass, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Wall Monument