ST PETER'S CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1283793
Date first listed:
07-Dec-1966
Date of most recent amendment:
16-Jan-1984
Statutory Address:
ST PETER'S CHURCH, THE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST PETER'S CHURCH, THE STREET

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)
Parish:
Westleton
National Grid Reference:
TM 43943 69036

Details

TM 46 NW WESTLETON THE STREET (west side)

5/65 St. Peter's Church 7.12.66 (Formerly listed as Church of St. Peter) GV II*

Parish church. Nave, chancel, south porch. Early C14. Random flint with remains of plasterwork to north and west of nave; thatched roof to nave and chancel, plaintiles to porch. At the west end of the nave are the roofed-over remains of the original tower (collapsed 1770) and later successor (demolished mid C20): these have been replaced by a brick bellcote. Nave and chancel each of 3 bays; mainly restored 2-light windows with Y tracery although the north nave and chancel each have one 3-light C15 window; west end of south chancel wall has one additional smaller mid C14 window set lower down; Priest's doorway to south chancel, blocked doorway to north nave; fine 5-light east window with intersecting tracery, renewed 1977. Simple C14 south porch, with repairs in brick and brick parapet. C15 octagonal font with carved bowl and stem; good set of 16 nave benches with poppyhead ends and side doors, installed in 1857; north stalls of chancel incorporate traceried remains of C15 rood screen. South chancel with fine early C14 triple sedilia and piscina with cinquefoil cusped arches under continuous moulding and circular pillars with broad capitals and bases. Splay of south east nave window has trefoil-headed niche; nearby in south nave wall is a simple piscina: these indicate the position of a medieval altar. Eastern splay of north east nave window incorporates the richly carved remains of a founder's tomb. Chancel with C14 Purbeck marble slab with canopied indent of a priest and several black ledger slabs, mostly C18; north chancel wall with 3 early-mid C19 monuments to members of the Woods family. Graded II* for surviving medieval fabric.

Listing NGR: TM4394369036

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
285581
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: 05 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/07203/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Atkins. Source Historic England Archive
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