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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wickham Bishops, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7698 / 51°46'11"N

Longitude: 0.6434 / 0°38'36"E

OS Eastings: 582488

OS Northings: 211207

OS Grid: TL824112

Mapcode National: GBR QLJ.TSH

Mapcode Global: VHJJZ.3SH4

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119089

Location: Wickham Bishops, Maldon, Essex, CM8

County: Essex

District: Maldon

Civil Parish: Wickham Bishops

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wickham Bishops St Bartholomew, St Nicholas, Little Braxted

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


1/90 Church of St. Peter


Former parish church, now disused. Cll origin restored C19 but allowed to
become derelict after the building of the new church. Circa 1850. Restoration
work recently carried out to some windows, roof and belfry. Flint rubble,
puddingstone, septaria, Roman tile and brick, once plastered. Red tiled roofs.
Chancel and nave with shortened weatherboarded belfry. Chancel east window
restored, 3 cusped ogee lights with tracery under a 2 centred head. Roman brick
quoins. North and south windows formerly of 2 lights in 2 centred heads.
Blocked doorway in south wall now with flat concrete lintel. Nave with angle
buttresses and Roman brick quoins. 2 windows similar to those in side walls of
the Chancel without tracery or mullions to north and south walls. South doorway
with chamfered jambs and 4 centred arch. C20 restored west window of 3 cusped
lights with tracery and label over. West doorway chamfered with 2 centred arch,
probably C15. 3 board door with muntins and iron strap hinges. Date uncertain.
Belfry shortened and made watertight. South Porch gabled with red brick
striations to apex. C20 restored east and west windows of 2 trefoiled lights
under square heads. Roman brick quoins. Chamfered 2 centred arch. Yellow
brick floor. Remains of stoup with triangular head in north east corner. Roof
of crown post construction with arched braces to collar purlin and chamfered tie
beam. Interior. Chancel. 7 cant roof with plastered ashlars. Moulded wall
plates. 2 tie beams. No chancel arch but moulded wall posts and arched braces
to tie beam. Nave. 7 cant roof. Doorway with 4 centred head formerly to roof
loft stairs in north wall. Small rectangular niche in south wall. Blocked and
partly intersected by the C15 south doorway is the Cll round headed doorway in
Roman brick. West of the north east window a rubble patch indicates the former
north doorway above which can be seen remains of a C12 window. Stop chamfered
wall plates and some beams remain of the bell turret. The font and chest have been removed to the new church q.v. 1/84.

Listing NGR: TL8248811207

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

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