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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2411 / 52°14'28"N

Longitude: 0.7098 / 0°42'35"E

OS Eastings: 585112

OS Northings: 263788

OS Grid: TL851637

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.D96

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.8X3T

Plus Code: 9F426PR5+FW

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 9 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466933

ID on this website: 101022563

Location: St Peters District Church, Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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09/06/86 Church of St Peter


District church, attached to the parish church of St Mary.
1858, by JH Hakewill. In polychromatic bands of flint with
freestone dressings. Nave and chancel have a plinth in black
knapped flint with alternating bands of black knapped and
random flint above; the main walling is a mixture of random
kidney flint and ragstone. Stone-faced angle buttresses at the
east and west ends. C20 plaintiled roofs. High Victorian Early
English style.
PLAN: nave and chancel united as a single cell under one roof;
vestry on the north side; a south-west tower, which also acts
as a porch.
EXTERIOR: single-, 2-, and 3-light windows with plate tracery,
their pointed heads outlined with alternating blocks of stone
and black knapped flint. The 3-light east window has in
addition cusped plate tracery, and the wall below is banded
alternately in black knapped flint and stone.
The tower is topped by a small shingled broach spire: lancets
to the south face; on each face of the top stage a 2-light
window with plate tracery, the lights infilled with stone
which is pierced by vertical rows of quatrefoils. Pointed
south doorway and a similar west doorway beneath continuous
rectangular hood-moulds and multiple moulding.
INTERIOR: wide and plain and retains its original fittings.
Plain benches. Stone font with Early English decoration. Stone
pulpit with attached lectern and reading desk. Panelled stone
reredos behind the altar.
The nave roof has plain boarding; the chancel roof is boarded,
panelled and coloured. Wooden chancel arch carried on angel
brackets with colonnettes. Kempe style east window, 1909.
Included as an example of High Victorian Evangelical
single-cell church-planning in counter-distinction to the
additive, sub-divided contemporary Tractarian church plan.

Listing NGR: TL8511263788

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