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St Peter, East Carleton

A low, ivy-covered wall is all that remains of this church, set in the churchyard of St Mary, thirty metres or so to the north-west. Pevsner records a bequest for the battlements of the tower in 1537, but in fact the the church was abandoned barely ten years later, and was presumably dismantled for building materials. Pevsner describes this last remaining lump as part of the wall of the tower, but I wonder if was actually the east wall of the chancel. I remember seeing it when the ivy had been removed about fifteen years ago, and there was external rendering on the western face, and what appeared to be the splay of a window sill on the eastern side of the top. If so, the two churches must have been very close together indeed.

Simon Knott, September 2021

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