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Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)
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TM 46351 56851



TM4656 VICTORIA ROAD 837-1/4/51 (North side) 27/02/50 Church of St Peter and St Paul


Church. C14 west tower; nave, north aisle and north chapel 1525-29; south aisle and south chapel 1534-35; south porch 1539; chancel 1545. Restored 1870-71 by Henry Perkin and 1891 by EF Bishop. Flint and pebble with ashlar dressings and some brick. Lead roofs. EXTERIOR: 3-stage tower supported by diagonal buttresses on a flushwork-panelled base course. West doorway with moulded jambs under a square hoodmould carved with shields and quatrefoils in the spandrels. 3-light Perpendicular west window, cinquefoiled ringing chamber openings and 2-light renewed Perpendicular bell openings. Crenellated parapet. Polygonal stair turret to south. South porch of brick and flint, with 3 moulded arched openings straddling pathway, those to east and west rebuilt 1952. 2-light Perpendicular east and west porch windows. Aisles with 3-light Perpendicular windows, those to east and west ends of 4 lights. Penultimate bay of south aisle with blocked 4-centred doorway. Aisles with diagonal east and west buttresses, stepped buttresses to flanks, crenellated parapets. East ends of aisles flush with chancel east wall, former with 4-light C19 Perpendicular windows, latter with 5-light C19 Perpendicular window. Early C20 north vestry of one storey under crenellated parapet. Moulded north aisle doorway. INTERIOR: tall tower arch with polygonal responds and a chamfer and hollow-chamfered arch. West gallery created 1840 by Robert Appleton from 6 bays of screen dado with cusped and traceried panels with texts. 5-bay arcades of quatrefoil piers with keel mouldings in diagonals; high polygonal bases, polygonal capitals and moulded arches. 10-bay nave roof built as a replica in 1934: arched braces to collars, 2 tiers of butt purlins on basket-arched braces. Pitched aisle roofs with roll-moulded principal beams, to north mainly C16, to south mainly C19. Elaborate octagonal pulpit of 1632 by John Garrard: tapering pedestal base; arcaded panels to main body with strapwork separated by strapwork muntins at corners over rich strapwork aprons; overpanels each with carved fish and vine trails in high relief and plain cornice on fretwork consoles. Curving

stairs have irontwist balusters and ramped handrail. C15 octagonal font: plain stem, bowl with alternating panels depicting lions and angels bearing shields. C17 Readers' Desk: 4 by 2 arcaded panels decorated with dog tooth, strapwork frieze and cornice. MONUMENTS: to George Crabbe, the poet, d.1832: marble plinth with bust, by Thomas Thurlow, made 1847. South chapel: monument to Lady Henrietta Vernon, d.1786: sarcophagus behind drapery folds; dark marble obelisk above against which female figure leans upon an urn under flying angel. Chancel and south chapel with late C15 poppyheads to benches. 2 brasses at east end of nave, one of 1519, and other palimpsests. (Blythe R: Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aldeburgh, Suffolk: Southwold: 1988-; BOE: Pevsner N: Suffolk, 2nd Edition: Harmondsworth: 1974-: 71-2).

Listing NGR: TM4635156851


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Books and journals
Blythe, R , Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Aldeburgh Suffolk, (1988)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Suffolk, (1974), 71-72


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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/07053/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Atkins. Source Historic England Archive
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