CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1227756
Date first listed:
07-Dec-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, LEISTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, LEISTON ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Suffolk
District:
Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)
Parish:
Theberton
National Grid Reference:
TM 43729 65918

Details

TM 46 NW; 1/59

THEBERTON, LEISTON ROAD (east side)

Church of St Peter

07.12.66

GV

I

Parish church. C12 with early C14, C15 and C19 additions and restoration. Flint, with some rendering; thatched nave and chancel. C12 round tower with C15 west window; octagonal belfry stage added c1300 with 2-light bell chamber openings on four faces and similar patterns in flushwork in between. C15 crenellated parapet with fine flushwork; around the base are four large gargoyles interspersed with smaller carved heads. C12 nave with C15 window. Fine C12 north doorway (now within mid C19 vestry) with two orders of chevron moulding in two orders of colonettes. South porch of c1470, flushwork decoration, parapet with bank stone tracery. Doorway with square hood mould, carved spandrels and canopied niche above; C15 traceried doors. C15 south aisle, rebuilt 1848 by Doughty family of Theberton Hall. Chancel extended to east c1300. Earlier part is C12, with stone corbel table and (north side only) stone string course. Later part with 3-light brick window of c1500 on north side; Priest's doorway of c1300 and early C16 square headed 3-light window on south side. C12 blocked opening on north inside wall of nave, with roll moulding to arch head.

Carved stone corbels support the wall posts of roof; plastered ceiling to nave and chancel. Three-bay arcade to south aisle (Doughty chapel); C19 painting to arcade and aisle roof. C15 octagonal font; C15 pulpit on modern base. Rood loft stairs with original door in north nave wall. Triple sedilia and trefoil-headed piscina in south sanctuary wall; aumbry with original door in north sanctuary wall. Part of fine stone traceried image niche in north vestry wall, evidently moved from elsewhere in the church. Graded for surviving medieval work.

Listing NGR: TM4372965918

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
402190
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07075/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Dunmore. Source Historic England Archive
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