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Braintree (District Authority)
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TL 83581 44765


TL 84 SW FOXEARTH THE STREET 4/102 Church of St. Peter 21.6.62 and St. Paul


Parish Church. Nave of uncertain date. Circa 1350 the North aisle was added and Chancel rebuilt. Circa 1450 North Aisle was widened and North Chapel added. The Chancel arch may have been removed at this time. West tower circa 1862. South porch late C19. Much restoration carried out late C19. Walls of coursed flint, stone dressed. Red plain tiled roofs. Chancel East window circa 1350 of 3 lights with ogee heads, leaf tracery over in a two-centred head. Stone parapet verge. South wall, east window circa 1450 2 lights with tracery in segmental pointed head. Chamfered label. C19 western window of 3 lights with tracery under a segmental pointed head. Internal details of C15. There is a C19 doorway with 2 centred head between these windows. Between the Chancel and Nave is a chamfered and moulded beam, possibly C15 on curved brackets over which is a plastered and painted infill. Roof of 3 bays, possibly c1350, single hammerbeam with angels on the hammers. Painted and gilt, probably by J. Clark c.1885. North Aisle North wall has 5 windows of 3 ogee lights with tracery over, east window of 3 lights in segmental head. West window of 2 lights with segmental pointed head. Crenellated and with crocketed pinnacles. 5 buttresses. 2 centred-arch doorway. Plank and muntin door. Nave Eastern window of 3 ogee lights with tracery over in segmental heads. C19 2 light window with centre transom and tracery over in pointed segmental head. All windows with remnant circa 1450 rear arches and splays. North arcade circa 1350 of 4 bays with 2 centred arches of 2 chamfered orders. C15 lean-to roof with moulded timbers, curved brackets with carved spandrels to principals. The feet of wall posts carved with foliage or faces. Nave roof, possibly circa 1340. Arched braces from wall pieces to raised ties with straight braces to collars above. Of 4 bays. Crenellated wall plates, painted and gilt, probably circa 1885. South Porch late C19 of matching materials. 2 centred arch doorway. 2 centre-arch porch opening of 2 orders, one foliated, the shafts with moulded bases and foliate capitals. Stone gable coping with angel corbels. Cross to apex. Statue above doorway. West Tower Crenellated. Circa 1862. Flint flushwork. Stone dressed buttresses to belfry height. Belfry with 5 louvred cusped lancet openings to each face. Angled stair tower to south east with hipped stone roof and lancet lights. Centre band with memorial inscription to Margaret Foster D.1861. Built 1862. Clock to North, South and West faces with moulded semi-circular labels and foliate and gargoyle stops. 2 lancet windows under clock to west face. West window with intersecting tracery, quatrefoil over. Label with foliate stops. Two centred tower arch. Lower area of tower lined with coloured mosaic. Upper area painted. Painted organ. Early C16 screen between Chancel and Nave with 6 original panels on each side of doorway with traceried heads and quatrefoils at base. Painted, named figure of a saint in each panel. C19 traceried screen over. Font C19 octagonal carved stone on octagonal stem. Cover carved and crocketed timber spire with pelican on nest. Ornately carved eagle Lectern. Pulpit, octagonal with spiral stairs. Painted ogee head panels. C19 carved choir stalls. Reredos of 5 painted panels with 7 traceried panels over. 10 carved and painted panels to right and left. Piscina C15 with hollow chamfered jambs and cinquefoiled head.

Listing NGR: TL8358144765


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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: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/04598/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Charles Potter. Source Historic England Archive
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