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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Sibton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.273 / 52°16'22"N

Longitude: 1.4687 / 1°28'7"E

OS Eastings: 636742

OS Northings: 269543

OS Grid: TM367695

Mapcode National: GBR XPL.D4V

Mapcode Global: VHM7G.D4SB

Plus Code: 9F437FF9+6F

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 21 December 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285349

Location: Sibton, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Sibton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Sibton

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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5/111 Church of St. Peter
- I

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1872. Nave, chancel, north aisle, west
tower, south porch, north vestry. Random flint and stone rubble, knapped
flint to lower part of chancel; stone dressings; plaintiled roofs. Early C15
tower: 3-stage diagonal buttresses to west face, later crenellated parapet
with flushwork motifs and large gargoyles at the corners; 2-light west window,
2-light bell chamber openings. On the south face of the tower is a stone
sundial dated 1827. The nave and chancel have late C19 exteriors in C13
style. 2 2-light windows to south nave. Simple porch (1893); late C12 south
nave doorway with 2 orders of engaged shafts and a semi-circular moulded arch.
5-bay north aisle with C19 3-light windows and restored early C13 doorway; the
west window of the aisle is original. Chancel rebuilt 1878. 4-bay aisle
arcade with circular piers, probably re-used from the nearby abbey. Very good
C15 7-bay hammerbeam roof to nave: east-west arched bracing between the wall
posts and along the ridge, with angels either side of the collars; richly
decorated wallplate; the east bay is panelled out as a canopy of honour to the
rood. C15 octagonal font with well preserved carved panels. To either side
of the chancel arch are twin canopied niches with considerable remains of
medieval colouring. Early C17 pulpit, reduced in height in C19. A late C19
dwarf screen incorporates 4 fine C15 traceried panels from the former rood
screen: these panels retain original colouring. C17 altar rails. North
chancel with good wall monument to Sir Edmond Barker (1676) and Lady Barker: 2
interlocked oval niches with frontal busts. South nave with alabaster wall l
monument to Johan Scrivener (1662). Effigy brasses to Edmond Chapman (1574)
and Edmond Chapman (1626) in nave and chancel respectively. Several C17-C18
ledger slabs to Barker family in chancel. Graded I for surviving medieval

Listing NGR: TM3674269543

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