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Church of St Peter and St Paul

 

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  • Standing 43 metres tall, St Peter & St Paul has the tallest church tower in Suffolk.
  • At only 4 miles from the similarly styled and sized Holy Trinity Church at Long Melford, this was the product of local rivalry between settlements during the period they were built.
  • The architect was John Wastell who designed Great St Mary in Cambridge and with the backing of the De Vere family, saw much of the church built over a relatively short time span.
  • During this rebuilding frenzy a spirelet from the previous church was left that is still visible today acting as an odd detail to what is an otherwise consistent structure with an unrivalled sense of Perpendicular Gothic throughout.
  • So fine is the quality of architecture, and so high was the budget during construction, that Pugin described it as the best example of Perpendicular architecture in existence.

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Architect
John Wastell
Developer
John De Vere

Reference Data

Reference No.
5859
First Uploaded
23-01-2009
Last Editorial Date
17-07-2013
 

Building Location

Address
Church Street, Lavenham. CO10
Council
Babergh District Council
County
Suffolk
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1444
Completion date
1530
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
43.00

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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