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Church of St Peter, Duntisbourne Abbots

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 127146

OS Grid Reference: SO9708007896
OS Grid Coordinates: 397080, 207896
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7697, -2.0437

Location: Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire GL7 7JN

Locality: Duntisbourne Abbots
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 7JN

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Listing Text


9/45 Church of St. Peter



Parish church. C12 with C13 fenestration; C13 chancel and C15
tower; south aisle added by Waller & Son in 1872 restoration.
Random rubble and dressed limestone; stone slate roof. Nave with
north and south aisles; chancel, west tower and south porch;
vestry to north of chancel. Tower of 2 stages with parapet gables
to saddleback roof; C13 2-light west window with hoodmould; small
lancet to south in Norman opening; square-headed bell openings to
3 faces of belfry, each with quatrefoil-pierced stone grille.
North aisle with lean-to roof: C14 2-light to west and very large
quoins in north west corner; 2 paired C13 windows with trefoil
heads in square openings face north. Double pitcned roof to south
aisle with re-erected Early English south doorway with hoodmould
and repositioned south porch: pierced cross porch vent in square
opening over pointed arch; brass memorial shield to Anthony Sly,
dated 1736, mounted to left of porch arch; stone sundial above
vent; stone seats inside each with small lancet above in side
wall; C19 roof. South aisle has paired, very plain lancets in
south wall, and a paired lancet with hoodmould in west end wall;
single lancet in east with quatrefoil in tracery over trefoil head;
single buttress with offsets to south wall. East window to
chancel is 2-light with plate tracery; single trefoil-headed
lancet in north wall, 2 in south; clasping buttress at south east
corner. North vestry has shouldered arched doorway and single
trefoil-headed lancet facing east. All gables have parapets with
cross-gablet saddles and trefoil-headed side panels.
Interior was completely scraped in 1872 restoration and now has
ribbon-pointed masonry. 2-bay north and south nave arcades: the
north is Transitional, the single cylindrical column having a
scalloped capital; matching C19 arcade to south. Late Norman
tower arch with plain abaci to piers. Chancel arch is triplet by
Waller: base walls with chamfered corners and pyramid stops below
side arches support paired granite columns with crocket capitals,
trefoil heads to side arches. 4-bay nave root with king-post.
trusses and curved wind braces; wagon roof in south aisle with
corbel table above arcade. Pointed arched openings from south
aisle and chancel into organ chamber. Raised stone floor is
chancel; walls plastered late C20; C19 3-bay roof with arched
braced collar-trusses and curved wind braces; round arched doorway
into vestry. Square-headed aumbry in east chancel wall; pedestal
piscina in south at very low level due to raising of floor in C19.
Flat-fronted C19 stone lecturn in nave; Medieval stone coffin in
north aisle, and square-headed aumbry in north wall; very small
aumbry in south wall at east end of aisle; circular Norman stone
font in south aisle with carved trilobed foliage to bowl in low
relief; south door is possibly Medieval with C15 closing ring;
some C19 memorial tablets especially at west end of nave. Stained
glass to all windows by Lavers, Barraud & Westlake of 1878 causes a
very dark interior. Originally a possession of St. Peter's Abbey,
Gloucester. Commanding position in village. (D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979; A. Carver, The Story of
Duntisbourne Abbots, 1966.)

Listing NGR: SO9708007896

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Source: English Heritage

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