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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Bruisyard, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2455 / 52°14'43"N

Longitude: 1.4047 / 1°24'16"E

OS Eastings: 632522

OS Northings: 266270

OS Grid: TM325662

Mapcode National: GBR WNK.7YM

Mapcode Global: VHM7F.9TGH

Plus Code: 9F436CW3+5V

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285257

Location: Bruisyard, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bruisyard

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bruisyard St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Description

TM 36 NW BRUISYARD CHURCH ROAD

4/19 Church of St. Peter
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7.12.65

- I


Parish church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south chapel (now the
vestry), south porch. Flint rubble, with some coursed work, stone dressings;
remains of old plasterwork to nave, chancel and tower; plaintiled roofs.
Circular tower, C12 or earlier, although the narrower upper part may be a
later rebuilding; large C19 lancet window to east, 2-light bell chamber
openings in Perpendicular style to each quarter. Nave with C12 core: to the
south one C18 cross window with square leaded panes and one good early C16 3-
light brick window, both square-headed; to the north is a blocked C12 doorway
and a renewed broad lancet window with Y tracery. Simple gabled porch,
probably C16 but much restored; good C13 nave doorway with original door.
Chancel with 3-light east window in Perpendicular style, renewed early C20.
Early C16 south chapel, built with material from Bruisyard nunnery: blocked 3-
light windows to east and west, 3-light south window with missing tracery; all
the windows are of brick with square heads. C15 arched-braced nave roof of 6
bays, with further arched bracing along the ridge supported by angels either
side of the collars. C15 carved font; C18 pulpit with tester; early C17
turned altar rails, now beneath chancel arch; some C15 poppyhead bench ends in
chancel ; piscina and sedilia in south sanctuary. Original stairs to rood
loft. Early C17 screen to south chapel with closed panelling and upper
balustrading; within the chapel is an effigy brass to Michael Hare (d.1611)
and his 2 wives, the central figure missing. Graded I for surviving medieval
work.


Listing NGR: TM3252266270

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