Ss Peter And Paul, East Sutton  Church

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A knockout church that stands cheek by jowl with the red brick mansion that is now a prison with warning signs that tell you not to photograph the house whilst photographing the church! Mainly fourteenth century building but remodelled with new windows in the fifteenth. It contains much of interest although in many respects the late nineteenth century restoration which removed the plaster from the walls has created an interior unlike anything that went before. The memorials to the Filmer family are what most people come to see from a rare 17th century brass plate to a nineteenth century marble baby the church ahs it all. The windows are mostly late 19th and early 20th century by Westlake. The post WW1 south chapel east window depicts a soldier, sailor, airmen and nurse under figures of Osmund, Edmund and Christ. The lovely font is one of the nicest thirteenth century examples around one amazingly thin pillars. Architecturally the north chapel north window, with flamboyant tracery is the masterpiece but really it is the whole ensemble that goes to create such a welcoming and memorable space.

 

 

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Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

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