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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 29 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 100421
OS Grid Reference: SX5499447753
OS Grid Coordinates: 254994, 47753
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3118, -4.0379
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SX5447 AND SX5447 NEWTON AND NOSS NOSS MAYO
29/3/60 Church of St Peter
Parish church. 1882 by St Aubyn. Pink rock-faced coursed rubble with granite
dressings. Scantle slate roofs with granite coping to gable ends which have apex
crosses. Perpendicular style.
Nave and chancel in one. Long north and south aisles with three-light Perpendicular
panel tracery windows. Five-light Perpendicular east window. South porch with
moulded two-centred arch, carved spandrels and label.
West tower of three storeys with string courses and moulded plinth. Buttresses with
set-offs set back from the corners. Embattled parapet. Polygonal stair turret over
north west corner with battlements. Three-light Perpendicular traceried
bell-openings. Four-light Perpendicular west window over west doorway with shields
in the spandrels.
Built on steep site with semi-circular conically roofed vestry on lower, north, side,
overlooking Newton Creek on the estuary of the River Yealm.
Interior: four-bay north and south arcades plus another bay in chancel to arcade
chapels. Plastered walls with murals. Unceiled wagon roofs with carved bosses and
with angels in the chancel. Elaborately carved contemporary furnishings including
choir stalls, benches, screens, pulpit, lectern, font, altar rail and painted
Listing NGR: SX5499447753
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Source: English Heritage
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