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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 129827
OS Grid Reference: SP0818601520
OS Grid Coordinates: 408186, 201520
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7124, -1.8829
There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross at Ampney St Peter, 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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SP 00 SE AMPNEY ST. PETER AMPNEY ST. PETER VILLAGE
5/84 Church of St. Peter
Small Anglican parish church. Late Saxon foundation, with late
C12/early C13 and C15 work, restored and extended in 1878 by Sir
George Gilbert Scott. Coursed rubble stone with alternating flush
quoins, plinth to tower and C19 additions, stone slate roof with
coped east verges and cross finials. West tower with nave and
chancel, with north aisle vestry and porch added by Scott. West
tower in 3 stages with string course below top stage with shallow
pitched roof between raised verges. Low diagonal buttresses, small
round-arched 3-light window to west with small rectangular lights
on upper stages. Two small lights and sundial on south side. South
side of nave has stone cornice immediately below eaves with central
grotesque carved head gutter hole. Two inserted Perpendicular
windows - 2-light trefoil headed to left, and 3-light arch headed
to right in deep splayed reveal - flanking central blocked
shouldered arch doorway with chamfered jambs. South side of
chancel has small rectangular lights, Tudor-arched priest's door,
and 2-light Perpendicular window with deeply cusped trefoil-headed
lights. Low diagonal buttresses and Perpendicular-style 3-light at
east end. Small single Norman lancets inserted in north wall of
chancel and in Scott's north aisle. Large embattled porch on
north-west corner with elaborate traceried 2-light over on west
wall of aisle.
Interior: 4-bay nave roof with collar beams supported on arched
braces. Round-headed tower arch of through stones resting on plain
chamfered imposts, Norman chancel arch with plain chamfer and stops
and billeted hoodmould. Rood loft stairs preserved on north wall,
with double piscina with credence shelf on south side. Two-bay
pointed arcade into north aisle. Early Saxon carving on north wall
at west end. C15 font. Reredos of carved alabaster, 1887.
(D. Verey, Buildings of England; Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds,
Listing NGR: SP0818601520
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