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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 26 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 103740
OS Grid Reference: ST9037009415
OS Grid Coordinates: 390370, 109415
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8841, -2.1383
There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Standing Cross 50m East of St Peter's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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6/20 Church of St Peter
Parish church, mid C15, remainder 1873-4 except for some reset C12 features.
1870s work by J B Green for Viscount Portman. Ashlar and snecked rubble with
slate roofs having gable stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, north and south
aisles, west tower, north and south vestries. Tower: 3 stage with C19
parapet, gargoyles and pinnacles; diagonal buttresses, that to the south
containing a niche; 3-light pointed west window with Perpendicular tracery
under label with carved stops; C19 octagonal south vice; second stage has
2-light, pointed window with Perpendicular tracery; 2-light pointed, Perpendicular
tracery belfry windows. C19 parts of the church have highly idiosyncratic
tracery under pointed or segmental-pointed heads. The east window is of 5-lights
with Perpendicular tracery under a pointed head.
Internal features: reset C12 south doorway has round, chevron arch with an
enriched tympanum shaped to form a segmental arch, the shafted responds have
carved, scalloped capitals and moulded bases; reset C12 chancel arch in north
wall of chancel with pointed, chevron-decorated head of 2 orders and shafted
responds with carved capitals and moulded bases; 3-bay aisles with moulded
segmental-pointed arches on piers of 4-clustered shafts; restored C15 tower
arch of 3 orders, the innermost springing from C19 carved angel corbels; C19
arch braced collar truss roof with pendants and king-posts springing from
carved angel corbels; tie-beam chancel roof springing from foliage carved
corbels; C19 traceried stone pulpit; C12 font with round bowl with enriched
scrollwork on cylindrical stem with moulded base with masks in spandrels; C19
tent shaped stone font cover with pierced spandrels; reset C17 brass monument
to Dorothy Williams in vestry; various C19 monuments; C19 glass. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol.IV, p.52/3, no.1. Newman. J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England:
Dorset, 1972. p.315/6.)
Listing NGR: ST9037009415
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Source: English Heritage
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