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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.5004 / 52°30'1"N

Longitude: 1.7443 / 1°44'39"E

OS Eastings: 654229

OS Northings: 295752

OS Grid: TM542957

Mapcode National: GBR YT0.9TD

Mapcode Global: VHN3X.5FZ2

Plus Code: 9F43GP2V+4P

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 13 December 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391287

Location: Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Gunton and Corton

Built-Up Area: Lowestoft

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Gunton

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


914-1/1/92 (West side)
13/12/49 Church of St Peter


Parish Church. C12, re-worked c1340, restored 1700, 1790 and
1901. West tower, continuous nave and chancel, south porch.
Whole flints with ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs. 3-stage
round C12 tower lit through a pointed lancet to lower stage
and a rounded lancet to ringing chamber. Four 2-light C14
ogeed belfry windows with one reticulation unit each. Brick
parapet of 1985 conceals low conical roof. Brick and flint
gabled south porch entered through a 4-centred arch under a
square brick hood on labels. One C19 lancet to east and west
flanks. Inner south door has one order of Norman zig-zag. The
main south wall lit through a central pointed lancet and a C19
two-light Y-tracery window either side. Triple stepped lancets
to east end, also C19. The north side has a gabled C19 chancel
vestry entered through a doorway in the west return. The main
wall is pierced by (east to west) a C13 pointed lancet, a
round-headed C12 lancet and a C19 pointed lancet. Next west is
a Norman north doorway: 2 orders of engaged shafts with block
capitals; the round arch has an outer roll moulding and inner
zig-zag. INTERIOR. Round-arched early Norman tower arch with
minimal long-and-short quoins. Pews and scissor-braced roof
all 1901. 4-centred arch leads on north side to blocked rood
stairs. Arched piscina and bench sedilia in chancel.

Listing NGR: TM5422995752

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

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