St Peter and St Paul's Church, Aldeburgh

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St Peter and St Paul's Church, Aldeburgh
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St Peter and St Paul's Church, Aldeburgh
52°09′18″N 1°36′00″E / 52.154952°N 1.5999055°E / 52.154952; 1.5999055Coordinates: 52°09′18″N 1°36′00″E / 52.154952°N 1.5999055°E / 52.154952; 1.5999055
LocationAldeburgh
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
History
DedicationSt Peter and St Paul
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II* listed
Administration
ParishAldeburgh
DeanerySaxmundham
ArchdeaconrySuffolk
DioceseDiocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Aldeburgh is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

History[edit]

The church tower dates from the 14th century, but much of the rest is 16th century, including the nave, north aisle and north chapel of 1525-1529; the south aisle and chapel 1534-1535; the south porch of 1539 and the chancel 1545. It was restored between 1870 and 1871 by Henry Perkin and again in 1891 by EF Bishop.

Memorials[edit]

There is a memorial by Thomas Thurlow to George Crabbe the poet (d. 1832) and a monument to Lady Henrietta Vernon, d.1786. The church is most famous as being the burial place of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears; also buried in the churchyard are Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Joan Cross and Imogen Holst. Britten is also commemorated in a stained glass window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens. The church also houses a memorial to Newson Garrett and his wife, the parents of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Organ[edit]

The church has a two manual pipe organ by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd dating from 1884. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Suffolk: Nikolaus Pevsner.
  2. ^ http://npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=D01660