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Babergh (District Authority)
Copdock and Washbrook
National Grid Reference:
TM 12026 41531


TM 14 SW COPDOCK POUND LANE 2/26 Church of St Peter 22.2.55 II* Parish church. C14 and C15, restored 1901, and 1909 by Burgess and Brown. Flint, brick, stone dressings, flint flushwork, slate and leaded roofs. West tower, nave, north transept, south porch, chancel, north chapel and vestry. 3 stage embattled tower. C14. Diagonal buttresses, stair turret in south east angle. Plinth with flushwork panels continuing on buttresses and stair turret. Stages marked by continuous bands. West doorway, 2 orders of ogee and sunk chamfer, the inner order with band of shields and other emblems. Moulded hood beneath square label with restored encircled quatrefoils in the spandrels; worn angel stop to right, none to left. Pair of doors, 1901. Band of flushwork panels above. West window, 3-lights, restored panel tracery with decorative ogee hood rising to crocketted crest. Gault brick surround. Angels with shields as stops. Single foiled ringing chamber opening with square hood, similar opening on south face. 2-light cusped bell opening with foiled vesica on all faces. Gault brick embattling. Stair turret: 2 encircled quatrefoil openings, in one the quatrefoil set diagonally. Nave. C15. 3 straight stepped buttresses to north and south, the easternmost to south covering rood stairs. South: 3 3-light panel traceried windows with supermullions beneath stilted arches. First 2 bays have flint flushwork panels to the plinth, the remaining with brick replacement. Porch. Flint and brick. Plinth largely flint flushwork panels, some replacement brick. Diagonal buttresses. Crowstepped brick gable parapet with stumpy brick finials to apex and angles. Plaintile roof. Righthand return, brick up to cill and above window. Left hand return flint flushwork. Left and right 2-light cusped windows with almost triangular heads, moulded brick hood to left, stone hood to right. Outer arch: engaged shafts with worn bases and worn moulded capitals with quatrefoils and flowers on the abaci. Outer and inner orders with sunk chamfer with band of shields and crowns and Tudor flowers. Restored hood with square label and shields in the spandrels. Above, sundial inscribed GR1910-35 The Greater Light to Rule The Day. Porch roof ceiled. Stoup to right. South doorway. 2 continuous orders, the inner with floral motif part restored. Moulded hood. Late C15 door of moulded planks and muntins, original door furniture. Chancel, much restored. No plinth, diagonal buttresses to east. Straight buttresses between windows. 2 3-light panel traceried windows either side of priest's door, with jambs and head of 2 moulded orders. East wall much restored, with 4-light window with panel tracery, the main lights with triangular cusped heads. North elevation: Nave. 2 restored windows similar to south. North doorway: 2 continuous orders as south, with inner band of flowers, moulded hood. Door c1500 has blind traceried upper panels. Transept. Stepped diagonal buttresses. North window as nave, with grotesque stops. Blocked opening in west wall. Chancel. Single window as south. Chapel. 2-light window with curvilinear tracery, scroll moulded hood with worn foliate stops. Panel traceried window on east wall. Vestry c1909, with 2 2-light windows beneath square labels. Interior. Tower arch: restored, 2 chamfered orders to arch, flat responds with chamfered arrises. 7 bay arch-braced nave roof restored 1901. Restored chancel arch, the lower part replaced by c1900 C13 style corbels, the upper part original. Deep cut wave moulding to each side of polygonal shaft with moulded capital, the wave moulding forming continuous order, the inner chamfered order rising from the capitals. Arched braced chancel roof, all c1900. Piscina with simple arched head, with chamfer and ogee mouldings. Long narrow squint, restored. Transept chapel c1500. Transept arch a continuous hollow chamfer with band of shields. 2 bay shallow pitched roof with moulded principals, and bosses in form of Tudor roses or leaves. Hollow, rose moulded and embattled cornice. Octagonal font with floral and foliate emblems alternating with angels on the panels. Angels with interlocking wings on underside. Stem, possibly replaced, recessed cusped panels between shafts. Octagonal base. Small traceried canopy, mostly of softwood. C19 or C20 poppyhead benches. West gallery 1901. 5 panels the middle three said to be C18 depicting lady with harp, arms of Foster family of Copdock Hall, Edward VI on horsebank. Chancel shields painted 1959. Arms of George III.

Listing NGR: TM1202641531


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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: 23 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/13623/05
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