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Riddlesworth Saint Peter Church IP22 2TA



Riddlesworth Saint Peter Church, firstly many thanks to Geoff and Claire for the cup of tea when asking for directions. I hope the operation goes well. near East Harling, square wet tower, 1 bell, nave, chancel and south porch. It is mainly in the Early Decorated style. much renovated in 1856. There is a very fine monument, with effigy in armour and two angels kneeling under a canopy to Sir Drue Drury. Late 14th century tower with sound holes and processional arches north and south. The tower being built up to road. Modern roofs and benches. The rood loft stairs are in the middle of south navewall, showing that the nave east of these was the old chancel, and the present chancel is modern. Plain 14th century font with nice Jacobean cover. Interesting monument to Sir Drue Drury, as mentioned 1617 on north wall. There is a Jacobean table and late Stuart rails with twisted balusters. the following things were all imported from the ruined church of Knettishall in Suffolk. There is a good Jacobean pulpit with back board and canopy. Two painted figure panels 46" x 18.5", with Saint Peter and Saint Edmund on them which came from the screen, and probably reredos panels, and the Arms of Charles I, dated now 1666, but the older date is still quite clear below the later figures. ( to call back, it was hailing on the day)

Riddlesworth Saint Peter Church IP22 2TA