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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 129471
OS Grid Reference: SP0347200186
OS Grid Coordinates: 403472, 200186
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7004, -1.9511
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SIDDINGTON SIDDINGTON VILLAGE
SP 00 SW
3/172 Church of St. Peter
Anglican church. Norman foundation, enlarged on north side c1470,
restored 1864 by Henry Woodyer, including building of tower.
Coursed and dressed stone on plinth with ashlar diagonal buttresses
to south porch, stone slate roof with coped verges and saddle
stones with cross finials. Nave with large south porch tower,
chancel, long north aisle, and small north vestry of C19. Large
tower of 1864 with broach spire with lucarnes, of 3 stages with
string courses and stepped diagonal buttresses to south, on offset
plinth. Single trefoil lancets on second stage and double louvred
belfry openings on top stage with trefoil-panelled frieze below
cornice. Stair tower in north west corner with narrow pointed arch
doorway. Large pointed archway on south side with stepped
moulding. Norman south doorway with cable moulding and beakheads
and carved tympanum showing Christ in Majesty. Rainwater heads
dated 1864 on south side, 3-light window to east of tower. Chancel
has restored twin cusped lancets to north and south, and C19 triple
stepped lancet east window with elaborately carved mouldings above
capitals. The Langley Chapel of 1470 on north side has embattled
parapet and stepped buttresses to corners and dividing 3 grouped
trefoil lancet windows with straight heads, 7/5/5-lights from east
Interior: Nave roof of braced collar beams with king posts and
struts and with braces carried on hammer posts and corbels, with 2
tiers of arched side wind bracing; Langley Chapel has moulded
compartmented beam roof; chancel roof of braced collar beams, with
ridge beam below and purlins all moulded. Norman chancel arch with
chevron mouldings and pelleting on hoodmould. Pointed nave arcade
of 4 bays with cylindrical columns. North wall of Langley Chapel
has 3 small tomb recesses, 2 still with matrices on wall for
brasses. Glass from east window of Chapel removed to Cirencester
between 1792 and 1800. Access to Chapel from chancel through arch
with concave mouldings and angel corbels with Langley Arms.
Chancel mainly C19. Some C19 decorative stencilling in nave and on
pulpit. Tall Norman font with herringbone patterns. (David Verey,
The Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds 1979;
local information booklet).
Listing NGR: SP0347200186
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Source: English Heritage
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