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Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 21030 70982


ATHELINGTON TM 27 SW 5/5 Church of St Peter 29.7.55 GV II* Parish church. Medieval; restored 1873-4. A small church with continuous nave and chancel, west tower and south porch. Flint rubble with stone dressings. The tower is of knapped flint with an admixture of red brick; brick quoins to the east and to the stair turret. Plaintiled roof. Square unbuttressed tower, largely C15; the top section is missing and there is a pyramidal slated roof crowned by a wind vane. Stair turret to south. Moulded west doorway with late C19 corbel heads. 2-light west window with early C14 tracery but Perpendicular-style head; a different window here is shown on an engraving of 1833 hanging in the church. Above is a small 2-light window with square head. Simple louvred belfry openings. Nave and chancel probably early C14. Side windows in Perpendicular style; original 3-light east window with intersecting Y-tracery and inscription at base. Restored south doorway to nave with late C19 corbel heads. Knapped flint porch of 1873. Interior. C14 scissor-braced rafter roof with collars and ashlar pieces. Moulded cornice, enriched in the chancel with embattling and fleurons. Rood beam in situ, supported by 2 good C14 corbel heads of a king and queen, placed here from elsewhere in the church in 1873. Trefoil-headed piscina with drop-sill sedilia adjacent. C15 octagonal font, the bowl panels shallow-carved with traceried designs, no 2 alike. In the nave, 10 fine poppyhead bench-ends of C15 date, carefully restored in C19. The ends are traceried and there are side buttresses supporting standing figures or heads. 4 similar bench-ends to the east are good C19 copies. At the west end, 2 C15 half-ends. Remainder of benches and other furnishings date largely from late C19.

Listing NGR: TM2103070982


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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: 03 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/08170/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert Whitehouse. Source Historic England Archive
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