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St Peter's Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Thorington, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3119 / 52°18'42"N

Longitude: 1.553 / 1°33'10"E

OS Eastings: 642283

OS Northings: 274144

OS Grid: TM422741

Mapcode National: GBR XP9.3GF

Mapcode Global: VHM79.V5W1

Entry Name: St Peter's Church

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Last Amended: 16 January 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285557

Location: Thorington, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Thorington

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Thorington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


3/41 St. Peter's Church
7.12.66 (Formerly listed as Church of
- I St.Peter)

Parish Church. Nave, chancel, west tower, north and south porches (the south
porch now the vestry). Mainly coursed flint with stone dressings, cement
render to nave, chancel and the side walls of porch; plaintiled roofs (modern
plaintiles to north slope of nave roof). Very fine round tower, C12 or
earlier; single light west window, restored, with one order of colonettes and
chevron moulding to arch; about half way up is a band of tall blank arches,
with slit windows to north, south and west; 2-light recessed bell chamber
openings on 4 sides; early C16 red brick crenellated parapet, octagonal, the
centre of each face with a quatrefoil within a square panel. C12 nave with 2
restored C15 windows; the north wall has the remains of a C12 window with chip-
carved head above the porch roof. Simple C15 north porch with knapped flint
facade and 2-light side windows. Chancel considerably restored 1862, with new
windows in Decorated style. Interior of nave widened by removing lower part of
wall and supporting upper walling on continuous moulded corbel course; richly
ornamented neo-Norman tower arch. Good arch-braced nave roof, 4 bays, angels
to either side of the apex of each principal and to the foot of the wall posts,
square bosses at intersection of principals and purlins, east-west arch-braces
between wall posts, supporting the cornice. Font with C13 octagonal bowl of
Purbeck marble with 2 arched blank panels to each face, C15 stem carved with
lions; late C14 piscina with cusped ogee arch and traceried spandrels; a few
medieval benches with poppyhead ends; the modern stalls incorporate part of the
traceried head of the rood screen; C17 holy table; wooden reredos dated 1881,
extending the full width of the chancel; arms of George II above chancel arch;
2 hatchments in nave. North chancel with C18 wall monument to Bence family,
with long Latin inscription; south nave with tablet to Ann Golding (d.1794);
some C19 stained glass in chancel. Graded I for tower.

Listing NGR: TM4228374144

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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