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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 29 May 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 140777
OS Grid Reference: SU3602230979
OS Grid Coordinates: 436022, 130979
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0770, -1.4872
There is also a scheduled monument, John of Gaunt's Palace, 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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KINGS SOMBORNE ROMSEY ROAD
SU 3630 A3057 (east side)
15/1 Church of St Peter and
29/5/57 St Paul
Parish church. C12 origins, chancel and S aisle C13, chancel rebuilt early C14,
mid C14 side chapels to W chancel bays, N aisle and tower, in 1886 N arcade, part
of S arcade, chancel arch, W aisle bays, tower and S porch rebuilt. Course flint
and stone dressings, plain tile roof and timber upper part to tower, shingled
spire. Plan of C13/C14 chancel with W bay having C14 side chapels continuing
C13/C14 aisles of C12 nave and in W bay of nave large W tower with timber belfry
and spire, to E of it S porch. E end of chancel has early C14 3-light reticulated
window with hood-mould, and diagonal buttresses. In chancel side walls to E of
centre wide C14 trefoiled window, to W mid C14 squareheaded 2-light trefoiled window.
Between windows to S pointed chamfered door, with corbel head reset above.
Chapels have late C14 squareheaded 3-light trefoiled window with label, with some
old glass. S aisle has 6 small square headed 2-light trefoiled windows 3 C14, one
reset in old doorway, 3 C19. N aisle 4 C15 similar windows, much repaired, a C19
similar at W and W of centre C19 gabled porch, buttress each side and pointed door
with label, inside door of reused stone. W end has C19 pointed door rising to
sill of C19 W window similar to E window and aisles have W windows similar to E.
Tower has tapered shingled middle stage, belfry of 4 roundheaded louvred bell
openings on each side, short broach spire. Inside chancel E window has splayed
arch. Each side image bracket, below square recess with C20 timber door. In NE
monument 1736 to Needham Family in marble of console brackets supporting sill,
inscribed panel on with Doric columns supporting entablature and broken segmental
pediment with cartouche. To W low set C14 sept-foil ogee moulded recess containing
slab with in low relief figure under trefoiled canopy, around edge Gothic inscription.
W bay has to N and S double chamfered arches dying into jambs, above N jamb plaque
1729 to Luke Sutton. Chancel arch C13 rebuilt C19, with 2 chamfered order arch
on C13 simple round capitals and shafts. To SE ugly C19 stone pulpit. 5 arcade
3 bays, C13 restored C19, E bay and arch of next C13, of 2 chamfered orders with
simple round capitals and columns. E column has medieval graffiti. In S aisle
C17 altar rails of turned balusters and moulded rails. N chapel has splayed rear
arches. In NE remains of C15 canopy in stone of pointed arch with battlemented
cornice over. N arcade C19 copy of S. C15 principal purlin aisle roof. Pointed
N door of reused inscribed stones. Nave roof plastered but below 3 C17 moulded
tiebeams. In W bay octagonal Purbeck marble font with arcaded sides and central
stem and 8 smaller shafts. VCH; Volume 4; 1911; p476.
Listing NGR: SU3608431170
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