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St Peter (Ruins)'s Church, Alresford

 

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CHURCH DETAILS


Church Website: http://www.alresfordchurch.net/

Date of Redundancy: 11/15/1978

Visit Date: 17/09/2005

Locking Status: Ruined church

Build Date: Norman nave.

Restoration: 1971

Restoration Architect: Gutted by fire.


 

EXTERNAL IMAGES


St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - Alresford church, seen here from the south, was ruined by fire in 1971.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - The rendered west end of the church.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - The north side of the church, showing the north porch.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - This image was kindly supplied by Brian Burbage. It was taken in 1969, by his late father, George Burbage.

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INTERNAL IMAGES


St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - The interior of the church, looking east towards the chancel.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - Another shot, looking across the nave. The opening is possibly the rood staircase area.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - Looking west from the chancel.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - Looking east in the south aisle.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - Looking from the chancel to the south-west corner of the church.

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MISCELLANEOUS IMAGES


St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - Essex lacks a natural source of stone suitable for dressing the windows, doorways and corners of buildings. Relying on local materials, the Late Saxon [?] builders of St Peter's Church solved this problem by reusing Roman bricks which might have been salvaged from the ruins of one of the Roman villas that once stood in this region of the Colne estuary. The distinctive Roman thin red bricks can be seen here forming the quoins (corner dressings) at the original south-west angle of the church.

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POSTCARD/REPRODUCTION IMAGES


St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - This image has been kindly supplied by Andy Barham.

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St Peter (Ruins), Alresford Church - This image has been kindly supplied by Andy Barham.

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