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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Caversham, Reading

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4686 / 51°28'6"N

Longitude: -0.9808 / 0°58'50"W

OS Eastings: 470889

OS Northings: 174892

OS Grid: SU708748

Mapcode National: GBR QJ9.S0

Mapcode Global: VHDWS.YCB1

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Location: Reading, RG4

County: Reading

Locality: Caversham

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38868

Source ID: 1303560

Listing Text

CHURCH ROAD
1.
5128
(South Side)
Caversham
Church of St Peter
SU 7074 11/265 22.5.57.
II*
2.
Church of England. Of various dates from C12, principally C15 and high Victorian.
Pleasant flint built garish church with stone dressings and old tile roof.
West tower (1878) of 3 stages with hipped roof screened by high corbelled parapet,
by Morris and Stallwood. 4 gables to east (chancel and aisles of equal height,
vestry to north slightly set back). Nothing remains of the Norman church except
for the south doorway with crude chevron and a reset window now in the Vestry.
5 bay nave with 3 bay chancel (lengthened 1924-25 by Sir Ninian Comper). C15
north aisle with good perpendicular east chapel which has angel busts on capital;
square frame 3 light windows. South aisle added 1878 (by Morris and Stallwood)
3 bays with 3 light east window with intersecting glazing. Interior : nave
has kingpost and wind brace roof. 1674 Loveday memorial in south aisle. Montague
vault in north-east corner. Norman Purbeck marble font.


Listing NGR: SU7088974892

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