Building record NWN 003 - Church of St Peter, Nowton
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8633 6046 (23m by 14m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||NOWTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
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St Peter Nowton. A Church is listed in the Domesday Book. Norman N doorway with one order of shafts and crockety capitals. In the E wall of the N aisle a re-set Norman window. The aisle is painful neo-Norman of 1843. The S doorway is genuinely Norman, but simpler. Chancel of c1300. Three light intersected E window, a circle in the top field. Decorated W Tower. About 70 pieces of foreign glass, from monasteries at Brussels. Close to Nowton Hall (NWN 001) otherwise isolated. (S1)
Grade II* listed building. Parish church. C12, C13 and C14; much restored and enlarged in 1843. In random flint, extensively repointed, with freestone quoins and dressings. Old plain-tiled roofs. Simple Norman south doorway, and a C12 north doorway, with keeled roll-moulding and one order of shafts with volute capitals, incorporated into a north aisle in Victorian Romanesque style. A small plain Norman window has also been reused at the east end of this aisle. Early C13 chancel. 2-light ogee-headed windows to north and south, and a 3- light east window with intersecting tracery and mouchettes. Angle buttresses at the east end. Unbuttressed C14 tower in 3 stages: plain base; freestone quoins, dressings and string-courses; stone facing to the crenellated parapet, which has damaged pinnacles at the corners. A 2-light window with flowing tracery to the lowest stage of the west face, a single cinquefoil-headed window in the second stage, and a 2-light cusped Y-tracery window to each face of the top stage. A canted stair-turret on the south side with a conical roof. Very little original work survives inside: most of the fittings, and the north arcade in Romanesque style, date from the 1843 restoration. Extensively restored screen. A feature of the church are the numerous small roundels of engraved C16/C17 Flemish glass in the nave and chancel windows, about 75 in all, set into brightly-coloured surrounds of C19 stained glass. Various memorial tablets on the walls, mainly to the Oakes family (S2).
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Record last edited
Mar 12 2018 11:24AM