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© Mr Keith Skilton

IoE Number: 285705
Location: ST PETERS CHURCH, CHURCH LANE
  WENHASTON WITH MELLS HAMLET, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Keith Skilton
Date Photographed: 01 January 2003
Date listed: 07 December 1966
Date of last amendment: 27 July 1984
Grade I

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TM 47 NWWENHASTONCHURCH LANE2/110St. Peter's Church7.12.66(Previously listed underWenhaston)

TM 47 NW WENHASTON CHURCH LANE 2/110 St. Peter's Church 7.12.66 (Previously listed under Wenhaston) GV I Parish Church. Medieval, restored 1892. Nave, chancel, north aisle, west tower, south porch. Coursed flint rubble, the aisle and chancel plastered, stone dressings; slated roofs to nave, aisle and porch, plaintiles to chancel. Tower probably late C14: 4 stages and parapet, diagonal buttresses, some flushwork to buttresses and parapet; 2-light west window, 2-light bell chamber openings, mostly with wooden tracery. Nave south wall with 2 C12 slit windows and 2 2-light C15 windows; at a higher level are 2 later rectangular windows to light the rood and the west gallery. Simple C15 south porch: knapped flint parapet with stone coping, niche above entrance, stoup to right hand side. Good C15 south doorway with carved shields to spandrels, fleurons and blank shields to arch head and jambs; probably original door. Chancel with one C13 lancet window to north and south, other windows late C14 or C15; Priest's doorway to south. North aisle added early-mid C16: 3-light windows, 4 late C19 brick buttresses to north wall, late C19 roof (over the old) continuous with the nave. Good late C15 6-bay arch-braced nave roof, with east-west bracing between both wall posts and ridge posts; 3-bay aisle arcade, octagonal piers; original aisle roof; wooden chancel arch and roof of 1892: the arch rests on corbels and is richly carved with drop tracery. C15 octagonal font, the panels defaced but with traces of original colour; C17 pulpit; 2 simple C15 benches with poppyhead ends in nave; banner stave locker (modern door) in south nave wall; arms of George III on west nave wall. On the north aisle wall is mounted a large oil painting on boards, c.1500; it depicts the Last Judgement and formed the tympanum to the chancel arch; the rood and supporting figures originally attached to the painting have disappeared, and below is a later inscription; a painting of this type on boards is a rarity. East sanctuary wall with 2 good monuments to Philippa Leman (d. 1757) and Eliza Rooe (nee Leman) (d.1747). Graded I for medieval work and Last Judgement painting.

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