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Epping Forest (District Authority)
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TL 40786 10266


TL 41 SW ROYDON HIGH STREET 1/4 (WEST SIDE) 20.2.67 Church of St. Peter


Parish Church. C13, C14 and C15 restored in C19. Flint rubble, mixed with freestone, with limestone and clunch. Red plain tile roof. Early C13 Nave, with C14 north arcade, of 2 centred arches with 2 chamfered orders. Octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases. South wall has 3 windows, one C14, of 2 cinquefoiled lights with tracery in 2 centred head and moulded label. Central window is C15, of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a segmental head with moulded label, and west window is C13 lancet. C14 south doorway. C14 north aisle has a C14 window in east wall, with 3 trefoiled ogee lights with net tracery in a 2 centred head. North wall has three C14 windows, each of 2 trefoiled ogee lights with tracery. 2 centred heads to 2 eastern windows and square head to western. C14 north doorway with double chamfered jambs, 2 centre arch and moulded label. West wall is a C14 window matching that at east end, but much restored. Early C15 Chancel has original east window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2 centred head with moulded label. North wall has two C15 windows, one of 2 and one with single cinquefoiled light, both under square heads, with moulded labels. South wall also has two C15 windows, both of 2 cinquefoiled lights, one with segmental pointed arch and moulded label, and the other rebated for shutters. C19 south doorway. West tower is C14, of 3 stages with embattled parapet, restored externally. Late C14 tower arch is 2 centred, of 2 chamfered arches. West doorway is extensively restored. Late C14 west window of 2 cinquefoiled ogee lights with vertical tracery in a 2 centred head. Second stage has west window of 2 cinquefoiled lights with a sexfoil in a 2 centred head. C19, two light windows to each wall of bell chamfer. Early C13, seven cant, nave roof entirely lap jointed, with vee-struts above the collars. Mid C13 square shafted crown posts with 2 braces, moulded bases and capitals. C14 crown post roof to north aisle, with octagonal posts, moulded bases and capitals. C15 chancel roof with cambered tie beams and hollow chamfered wall plates. Late C17 ornate chair. C13 octagonal font bowl, with four carved heads, on circular stem of Purbeck marble with continuous moulded capitals and bases. Monument in Chancel to Margaret Heath, a tablet flanked by enriched pilasters, with cresting and 4 shields of arms. Traces of wall painting in north aisle. Square chamfered Piscina in Chancel. chancel screen is C14, restored C19 and C20 with trefoiled ogee heads, cusped spandrels and elaborately moulded beam. C13 north door re- set in C14 opening. (RCHM 1)(C.A. Hewett: 1974).

Listing NGR: TL4078610266


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Books and journals
Hewett, C A , Church Carpentry A Study Based on Essex Examples, (1982)


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: 01 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/01170/14
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