Sudbury: St Peter

Sudbury: St Peter
Record Type:
CCT Church
Church code:
St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich
Sudbury, St. Gregory with St. Peter and Chilton

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

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Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Sudbury

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

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Summary Description

St. Peter's is a prominent and architecturally important feature of the Market Square of Sudbury. The western aspect, facing the Square, is particularly notable on account of the proportions of the tower and the bringing forward of the aisles to its western face. The building as it now stands is chiefly late 15th century in date — the tower, for example, is known to date from c.1460-85 — but the church is of much earlier foundation. It was not founded as a parish church, however, but as a chapel-of-ease to St. Gregory and the earliest known reference to it seems to be in a Deed dated between 1147 and 1183.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
Date closed for worship:
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

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James Miles (2019) Church Bells 10 Bells [Archive/Index]
10 Bells