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Church of St Peter and St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kirkley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4629 / 52°27'46"N

Longitude: 1.7385 / 1°44'18"E

OS Eastings: 654052

OS Northings: 291567

OS Grid: TM540915

Mapcode National: GBR YTL.GD0

Mapcode Global: VHN43.2CY9

Plus Code: 9F43FP7Q+5C

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St John

Listing Date: 3 October 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391360

Location: Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR33

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Town: Waveney

Electoral Ward/Division: Kirkley

Built-Up Area: Lowestoft

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Kirkley St Peter and St John

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


914-1/3/95 (West side)
03/10/77 Church of St Peter and St John


Parish Church. Early C15 north-west tower, the remainder
1875-87. Cut flint with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Nave,
aisles and chancel, the baptistry added south of the tower
4-stage tower with diagonal stepped buttresses. 3-light
Perpendicular west window, restored. Lancet to second stage
above. Cusped square light to ringing chamber. 2-light louvred
belfry windows. 4 corner turrets to the parapet. Between the
gabled, apsed, baptistry and the tower is a square vestry lit
through square-headed lights. The baptistry has trefoiled
lancets with trefoils above. 4-bay aisles with stepped
buttresses and 2-light Perpendicular windows. 5 square
clerestory windows with quatrefoils or cusped petal motifs.
Square south porch. 5-light chancel east window and 2 3-light
side windows, those to the north omitted to facilitate the
canted chancel vestry.
INTERIOR. 5-bay double-chamfered arcade on octagonal piers of
yellow brick with red brick banding. Very wide chancel arch.
Arch-braced roof on wall posts dropping to corbels. Polychrome
brick to baptistry. Chamfered west tower arch on wave-moulded
jambs with one order of engaged columns on high polygonal
bases. Plain octagonal C15 font from Gillingham church,
Norfolk: quatrefoils to bowl facets. Wrought-iron Baptistry
screen 1893 and chancel screen 1896 modified from a design by
Arthur Bloomfield.
(Strutt T: The Church of St Peter, Kirkley: Lowestoft: 1978-).

Listing NGR: TM5405291567

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