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IoE Number: 281917
Location: CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, HIGH STREET (south side)
  WANGFORD WITH HENHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Chris Durrant
Date Photographed: 21 August 2007
Date listed: 27 November 1954
Date of last amendment: 14 June 1985
Grade I

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TM 47 NEWANGFORDHIGH STREET (south side)7/52Church of St. Peter and-St. Paul (formerly27/11/54listed as Church of St.

TM 47 NE WANGFORD HIGH STREET (south side) 7/52 Church of St. Peter and - St. Paul (formerly 27/11/54 listed as Church of St. Peter) GV I Parish church. Mid C15 nave, north aisle and north porch; restored 1864-70. Tower of 1864; chancel and south vestry of 1875, all by E.L. Blackburne in a modified Perpendicular style with French Gothic influence. Random flint rubble, stone dressings; pantiled roof to nave, plaintiled roofs to chancel and vestry, all with crest tiles. The tower is at the east end of the north aisle: square, with angle buttresses at the corners and a staircase turret at the south-east angle; various moulded stone string courses; large 2-light bell chamber openings, each with 3 blank quatrefoil panels at the base; crenellated parapet with panelled flushwork and crocketed pinnacles. 3-bay aisle with 3- light Perpendicular windows. Simple porch, slightly earlier than the aisle to which it is attached: there is a moulded entrance arch with an empty cusped niche above. C14 moulded arch to nave doorway. To the west the nave has flanking turrets capped by spirelets and a 4-light window; to the south are 3 3-light perpendicular windows and 3 flying buttresses. 2-bay chancel; 4-light east window below which is a flushwork frieze and inscription to Johannes Rous, Earl of Stradbroke, dated 1875. Both nave and chancel have flat parapets. Interior. 3-bay aisle arcade, the eastern bay formed in mid C19. Both the nave and aisle are unusually wide. 4-bay C15 nave roof: arched- braced embattled tie beams alternate with high collars; at the apex are large bosses, some in the form of human heads. 3-bay C15 aisle roof. Ornate 4-bay chancel roof with arched-bracing and angels at the foot of each wallpost. C15 octagonal font with a quatrefoil panel to each face of the bowl. Fine reading desk and pulpit with much elaborate inlaid work: these were orignally part of one C17 structure at Henham Hall. The chancel has good choirstalls and elaborately-carved stone reredos, piscina and sedilia, all of 1875. In the aisle are wall monuments to Sir John Rous (1652) and John Rous (1771); on the south nave wall are monuments to John, First Earl of Stradbroke (1827) by Behnes, and to John Rous (1730): a rococo cartouche against an obelisk, with 3 winged cherubs beneath. Several windows with late C19 stained glass.

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