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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 118813
OS Grid Reference: TL4078610266
OS Grid Coordinates: 540786, 210266
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7734, 0.0391
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TL 41 SW ROYDON HIGH STREET
1/4 (WEST SIDE)
20.2.67 Church of St. Peter
Parish Church. C13, C14 and C15 restored in C19. Flint rubble, mixed with
freestone, with limestone and clunch. Red plain tile roof. Early C13 Nave,
with C14 north arcade, of 2 centred arches with 2 chamfered orders. Octagonal
columns with moulded capitals and bases. South wall has 3 windows, one C14,
of 2 cinquefoiled lights with tracery in 2 centred head and moulded label.
Central window is C15, of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a
segmental head with moulded label, and west window is C13 lancet. C14 south
doorway. C14 north aisle has a C14 window in east wall, with 3 trefoiled ogee
lights with net tracery in a 2 centred head. North wall has three C14 windows,
each of 2 trefoiled ogee lights with tracery. 2 centred heads to 2 eastern
windows and square head to western. C14 north doorway with double chamfered
jambs, 2 centre arch and moulded label. West wall is a C14 window matching
that at east end, but much restored. Early C15 Chancel has original east window
of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2 centred head with moulded
label. North wall has two C15 windows, one of 2 and one with single
cinquefoiled light, both under square heads, with moulded labels. South wall
also has two C15 windows, both of 2 cinquefoiled lights, one with segmental
pointed arch and moulded label, and the other rebated for shutters. C19 south
doorway. West tower is C14, of 3 stages with embattled parapet, restored
externally. Late C14 tower arch is 2 centred, of 2 chamfered arches. West
doorway is extensively restored. Late C14 west window of 2 cinquefoiled ogee
lights with vertical tracery in a 2 centred head. Second stage has west window
of 2 cinquefoiled lights with a sexfoil in a 2 centred head. C19, two light
windows to each wall of bell chamfer. Early C13, seven cant, nave roof entirely
lap jointed, with vee-struts above the collars. Mid C13 square shafted crown
posts with 2 braces, moulded bases and capitals. C14 crown post roof to north
aisle, with octagonal posts, moulded bases and capitals. C15 chancel roof
with cambered tie beams and hollow chamfered wall plates. Late C17 ornate
chair. C13 octagonal font bowl, with four carved heads, on circular stem of
Purbeck marble with continuous moulded capitals and bases. Monument in Chancel
to Margaret Heath, a tablet flanked by enriched pilasters, with cresting and
4 shields of arms. Traces of wall painting in north aisle. Square chamfered
Piscina in Chancel. chancel screen is C14, restored C19 and C20 with trefoiled
ogee heads, cusped spandrels and elaborately moulded beam. C13 north door re-
set in C14 opening. (RCHM 1)(C.A. Hewett: 1974).
Listing NGR: TL4078610266
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