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Description: Church of St Peter in the Wood
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 140463
OS Grid Reference: SU3037249020
OS Grid Coordinates: 430372, 149020
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2396, -1.5663
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3049 APPLESHAW APPLESHAW
7/3 Church of St Peter
In The Wood.
Parish church. Rebuilt on an old site In 1830, using a grant from the
'incorporated society for promoting the enlargement building and repairing
of churches', architect T.M. Shurmer. Rendered walls and slate roof. Of a
plain Gothic style, a cruciform aisleless.plan, most of the western arm (with
thicker walls) being raised as a tower; west porch. The very plain exterior
has pointed coupled windows (triple at the east and west ends) in the gables,
chancel and tower, with small windows placed high just east of the tower. The
tower has a parapet, and diagonal stepped buttresses, ending at the top as
square piers, crowned by slender pyramid finials. The porch has a 4-centred
arch: the side windows to the transepts are 2 (north) and 3 (south) light
casements of domestic scale. The interior appears as a long narrow nave/
chancel, broken in the centre by the segmental-pointed arches of the transepts,
and with a flat segmental plaster vault, stopped at the west by a tower arch.
At this point the ceiling rises inside the tower, to provide space for the
(virtually hidden) gallery. The north transept has a pointed plaster ceiling
and the south transept (slightly narrower on plan) a semi-circular plaster _
vault. The south transept serves as a vestry, with a doorway beneath the gable
window. There are wall monuments of 1785, 1798, 1807 and 1835, and a Royal
Coat of Arms of William IV, of 1831. There is a Victorian octagonal font,
but in the porch what appears to be the original font, comprising a very
slender circular stone pillar, on a square base, with a vase top, now
accommodating a shallow metal dish.'
Listing NGR: SP2947346468
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Source: English Heritage
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