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Church of St Peter, Rous Lench

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148434

OS Grid Reference: SP0146953286
OS Grid Coordinates: 401469, 253286
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1778, -1.9799

Location: Radford Road, Rous Lench, Worcestershire WR11 4UN

Locality: Rous Lench
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 4UN

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Moated Site Immediately East of the Church of St Peter, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text


8/160 Church of St Peter



Parish church. Mid-C12, altered c1300, restored 1885 by F Preedy.
Sandstone, tile roof. Nave, chancel, north aisle all C12, much restored,
north chapel by Preedy. Nave: south wall of three bays divided by stepped
buttresses, windows of two east bays of 1885 have semi-circular heads and
two trefoiled lights, west bay contains mid-C12 south door, having semi-
circular head with zig-zag ornament and spiral-fluted columns, above which
is a semi-circular headed recess in which is set a relief of Christ seated
and blessing; Romanesque revival bell-cote at east end of nave. Chancel:
two bays with priests' door to left of centre; east window: semi-circular
headed window with two pointed lights (earlier east window now west window
on north side). North chapel: north wall: Romanesque revival, blind arcade of 5
arches with rose window. North aisle: north door: almost completely restored
Norman doorway; west window (from chancel): two lancets with trefoil in
spandrel. Interior: nave: semi-circular headed chancel arch with scalloped
capitals; arcade to north aisle of three bays with similar capitals; north
aisle: Romanesque revival arch to east end with apse beyond containing
Italianate stone canopy over altar; Romanesque revival arch to north chapel;
chancel: small piscina in south wall. Roofs: chancel roof C14, but extensively
restored; nave roof late C19 collar rafter roof. Fittings: late C19 Italianate
stone altar, chancel screen late C19 Gothic style; two pulpits of early C17
(brought from elsewhere) font C15 style; north chapel contains a collection
of Rous family monuments, notably: Edward Rous (died 1611) with wife (died
1580), chest tomb, canopy on Tuscan columns surmounted by two obelisks flank-
ing armorial achievement; Frances Rous (died 1715, daughter Thomas Archer,
architect), seated lady holding a heart next to an urn with two doves sitting
on it, flanked by two Corinthian columns, attic with medallion of husband
held by putti, at the top an open segmental pediment. The chapel also contains
a number of lose architectural fragments, particularly an elaborately carved
Anglo-Danish stone (of uncertain function). (VCH 3, pp 499 & 400; BoE pp 255-257).

Listing NGR: SP0146953284

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Source: English Heritage

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