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St Peter, Sheringham
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The medieval parish of which Sheringham was a part was centred on the small church of All Saints in the remote hamlet of Upper Sheringham. There was a need for an Anglican presence down in the new resort. So, in 1895, this huge barn of a church opened to meet the needs of this vast and sudden influx of holiday makers. It was the work of JP St Aubyn, his last commission - in fact, he died shortly after work commenced. It was completed by his partner, Henry Wadling. The exterior is unknapped flint trimmed with red brick, wholly in keeping with the other buildings of the town. There is a spirelet at the west end above a bell turret. Internally, it is red brick with stone trimming, and reminiscent of Blomfield's work in the same decade. It was obviously intended for High Church worship.
Simon Knott, July 2006
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