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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 140135
OS Grid Reference: SU2888445588
OS Grid Coordinates: 428884, 145588
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2088, -1.5879
There is also a scheduled monument, Site of fortified manor, 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.
SU 24 NE THRUXTON THRUXTON
2/8 Church of St. Peter
20.12.60 & St. Paul
Parish church. C13, C15, with complete restoration of 1869. Chancel with north
vestry and organ recess, nave with north aisle (2 bays) west tower, and south
porch, all in Decorated style. Plain tile roof. Walls of large knapped flints,
with stone dressings: quoins, buttresses, plinth, reticulated tracery; the vestry
has thin horizontal flint panels and brick quoins, bands, diagonal buttresses. The
interior is Victorian Decorated, with a number of interesting features. On the
north side of the chancel there are unequal Perpendicular arches with panelled
soffits, the eastern most (& smaller) covering an altar tomb of Purbeck marble with
male and female effigies (c1510); on the south side is an earlier perpendicular
canopy arch above an altar tomb with an inset (unmarked) brass: the south face
of the tomb is outside the church, associated with a restoration ogee-headed priests
door and a traceried window. A C19 Perpendicular table top tomb forms an altar at
the east end of the aisle. There is a pillar piscina, a Cl3 chancel arch, a Norman
tower arch. In the tower are 2 vertical slabs, one with the eroded figure of a
knight (c1200). The altar reredos is 1843, the font and seating 1844. On the
chancel floor is a fine brass of a knight in armour (Sir John Lysle, 1407), and at
the west end of the aisle an oak carved statue of a lady (Elizabeth Philpotts) in
Elizabethan costume (of ruff, puffed sleeves, wide skirts). The tower of 1801 is
of ashlar, with 3 plain stages, a crenellated parapet with tiny crocketted pinnacles
at each corner; unusually the porch (of Perpendicular style) is attached to the
east side of its south wall.
Listing NGR: SP2972544049
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Source: English Heritage
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