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Church of St Peter and Holy Cross, Wherwell

Description: Church of St Peter and Holy Cross

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 139713

OS Grid Reference: SU3914640822
OS Grid Coordinates: 439146, 140822
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1653, -1.4415

Location: 27 Church Street, Wherwell, Hampshire SP11 7JJ

Locality: Wherwell
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP11 7JJ

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Listing Text


116/9/33 Church of St Peter
and Holy Cross

- II*

Parish church, being a replacement of a double-aisled medieval building, which may have been part of the adjoining Benedictine Nunnery. 1856-8, by Woodyer. Nave and aisles of 4 bays, chancel, north vestry, western bell turret, and south porch. Tiled roof, continued above the aisles without a clerestory. Flint walls with stone dressings; buttresses, geometrical windows, cill banding to the chancel, plinth. Within, the north aisle at the west end has some built-in sculptured fragments, and there is an effigy of a nun on a modern base, an altar tomb of 1551 (to Sir Owen West with early Renaissance details, and a medieval corbel made from part of a Saxon cross (with interlaced carving).

Listing NGR: SU3913140918

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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