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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3463 / 52°20'46"N

Longitude: 1.526 / 1°31'33"E

OS Eastings: 640256

OS Northings: 277875

OS Grid: TM402778

Mapcode National: GBR XNP.W35

Mapcode Global: VHM73.D9L6

Plus Code: 9F438GWG+GC

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352566

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281973

Location: Holton, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Holton

Built-Up Area: Halesworth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Holton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 4077
8/14 Church of St. Peter

Parish church. Medieval; considerably restored 1856-7, when the north aisle
was added. Nave, chancel, west tower, north aisle, south porch. Flint rubble
with stone dressings; small remains of old plaster on the south chancel wall;
the north aisle is faced with knapped flint. Plaintiled roofs. C12 round
tower with a later bell-chamber stage of brick and flint rubble, with a red
brick crenellated parapet. There are original semi-circular headed lancet
windows at 3 levels, the upper range of 8 (alternate ones now blocked) being
the original bell-chamber level. The later stage has louvred bell-chamber
openings to each quarter. C12 core to nave, the south wall re-faced in C19
and with 3 C19 pointed lancet windows. Fine C12 south nave doorway, unusually
call: one order of colonnettes with scallop-carved cushion capitals and cable-
moulded shaft rings; the arch has an outer ring of scallops and 2 orders of
roll-moulding. Above the doorway is a C12 carved panel depicting an animal in
profile. C15 porch, considerably restored but with its original arched-braced
roof. Above the entrance is an ogee-headed niche within which is a C19 statue
of St. Peter. 2-bay chancel with 2-light C15 windows and a Priest's doorway;
C19 3-light east window with intersecting tracery. The north aisle extends
almost the full length of the nave and chancel and has lancet windows.
Interior 3-bay nave arcade, 2-bay chancel arcade; the chancel aisle is used as
the organ chamber and vestry. 5-bay arch-braced nave roof, probably C15 but
altered and rebuilt at a lower level in mid C19. 3-bay arched-braced chancel
roof, the main trusses C15, otherwise much renewed. Early C15 octagonal font,
the bowl with foiled panels carved with alternate blank shields and flowers;
the bowl is supported by 8 carved heads and the stem has 8 colonnettes.
Simple pointed-arch piscina in south sanctuary. Mid C19 furnishings. Arms of
George III over tower arch. The east window has stained glass by Kempe, dated

Listing NGR: TM4025677875

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