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Waveney (District Authority)
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TM 42907 87106


WESTON CHURCH LANE TM 48 NW 5/49 Church of St. Peter 1-9-53 - I Parish church. Medieval; chancel restored 1860. Nave, chancel, west tower, north porch. Flint rubble with stone dressings; knapped flint tower. Slated roofs. C15 square 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses to the west face: in the lowest stage each buttress has a blocked trefoil-headed statue niche and in the plinth 2 stone shields. 2-light west window. 2-light belfry openings, the tracery partly renewed in brick. Flat red brick parapet with square pinnacles, probably C18. The nave probably has a C12 core: there is one blocked C12 window in the north wall and the inner arch of the south doorway is semi-circular. The other nave windows are mainly Perpendicular, some renewed C19. Early C16 south doorway of red brick. C15 porch, considerably restored but with its original roof. The nave doorway, said to be C13, has a good early plank door. C13 chancel with various Perpendicular-style windows; in the north wall is evidence for 2 original lancet window openings now infilled. Interior. Good C15 arched-braced nave roof in 8 bays, with a crenellated wallplate. The chancel roof is of similar type and date, the wallplate with running designs of foliage. Simple pointed-arch piscina in south sanctuary. Good C15 font, the panels of the bowl with mutilated carvings of the Seven Sacraments and the Baptism of Christ; angels to the underside of the bowl and a buttressed stem with cusped panels between. The font stands on a 2-stepped octagonal plinth, with a raised upper step in the form of a Maltese Cross and with panelled risers. Good set of 20 C15 poppyhead bench-ends in nave, 4 with carved arm-rests; 2 other detached benches have carved backs. The chancel stalls have further C15 poppyhead ends. On the nave walls are 3 C16 painted biblical texts with ornamental borders, one being painted over an earlier scene said to show the Entry into Jerusalem. Arms of James II on south nave wall; framed C18 Commandments on north nave wall. In the chancel floor there are several C17 and C18 ledger slabs, mainly to the Rede family of Weston Hall.

Listing NGR: TM4290787106


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 15 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/07171/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Eric Crabtree. Source Historic England Archive
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