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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 141121
OS Grid Reference: SU2778220316
OS Grid Coordinates: 427782, 120316
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9816, -1.6056
MELCHET PARK AND PLAITFORD CHURCH LANE
SU 22 SE
1/8 Church of St Peter
Parish church. C13 chancel and nave under one roof and S vestry, possibly
chapel, restored 1856 adding N porch. Coursed flint, some decorative brick
courses, dark ironstone and C19 Bath limestone dressings, old plain tile roof.
Plan of chancel and nave under same roof with S chapel/vestry E of centre, much
altered, and C19 central N porch; W bellcote with spire. E end has C19 triple
stepped lancet window and plinth with C17 brick offset. N side has to chancel
single pointed lancet, to W of nave double lancet. In centre open gabled
porch of carved timber with arcaded sides, inside C13 chamfered pointed doorway
with C19 door. On W pointed lancet. On S side beside S vestry, in chancel
C19 pointed lancet. Vestry has similar on E side, and tiny C13 pointed lancet
to S, with hipped roof. Nave has to W side of vestry double pointed lancet,
in centre blocked C13 pointed doorway and at W C19 pointed lancet. W end has 2
C19 single lancets and triangular six-foiled window in gable. Over small
bellcote with louvred opening on each face and boached spire. Inside in chancel
C19 rear arches. On S wall C13 trefoiled piscina and chamfered roundheaded niche
containing 28 medieval decorated tiles. At SE of nave, pointed door to vestry.
2 steps in chancel, upper having trefoiled arcaded altar rails. Nave has C19
rear arches. To W of doorways, C19 gallery of painted blind arcaded timber front
and floor supported on slender cast iron columns. Under gallery recarved C13
font of octagonal bowl with spurs to form square lower part on large cylindrical
stem with 4 marble corner columns. Roof replaced C19 with arched brace trusses
and crennelated wallplate and rafters exposed in chancel. All furnishings C19.
Listing NGR: SP4068818818
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