Brandon St Peter

St Peter’s Church, Brandon

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Name of Researcher/s Carol Palfreyman & Michael Willett

Name or number of building

St Peter’s

Street name






Open Space Web-Map builder Code

Current use

Church (in use)

Nature of original building (if discernible)

Alterations and additions

Please describe (if discernible)

Heavily restored in 1873. More recently extensive rendering/repointing with cement, especially on the tower

Approximate General Period

Please include any information giving a more specific date, e.g. date plaque.

Medieval – up to 1530

Nave & chancel C14

N Porch early C16

Tower late C14/early C15


Church :

Nave and Chancel

South Aisle


North Porch



Walling Material

Flint rubble with limestone dressing

There is some brick on buttresses on N & S wall which incorporate the rood stairs

Flint Walling Technique

Mostly random rubble – most of the walling is flint, broken or whole. A few pieces of re-used stone can be seen.

The porch shows fairly regular coursing.

Lower level of tower in particular sows irregular coursing becoming randon on higher levels.

Random Rubble

Irregular Coursed

Regular Coursed

Knapped limited to E Wall turrets, belfry openings on tower and over the N door

Roofing Material


Please describe any outstanding or significant flintwork

Only significant flintwork on the turrets

Any additional observations or comments

The octagonal turrets are stone dressed with knapped flint.

The flintwork is very different to the rest of the east wall and indeed the church. We can find no references, but perhaps part of the 1873 restoration. All black flint, random sized. They are faced but there appears to have been little or no effort at shaping – in most cases the cortex of the flint is visible. There is galleting – possibly gunflint waste from the shape of some of the fragments.

All four belfry openings on the tower have flint panels in the lower half. They are obviously later additions – grey flints, faced but not shaped.

The only other flintwork is above the west door. Crudely shaped and again a late addition. The actual door is C19, so possibly done then.