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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 151289
OS Grid Reference: SO8750634366
OS Grid Coordinates: 387506, 234366
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0076, -2.1834
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SO 83 SE BUSHLEY CHURCH END
25.3.68. Church of St Peter
Church 1843 by Edward Blore with chancel added 1856 by G G Scott. Built for
E C Dowdeswell of Pull Court. Blue lias squared coursed rubble with Bath stone
dressings. 1843 section is Perp. style with nave, transepts and West tower with
broach spire. 3-stage tower with moulded West door and plaque over 'E.C.D. 1843'.
Circular openings to 2nd stage, one with clock. 2-light bell openings. Battlements
and slim flying buttresses to spire have been removed. Flat parapet and recessed
spire. Nave has 2-light windows with hood-moulds, 3-light windows to transepts. Bath
stone cornice, flat parapet formerly battlemented. Low slate roofs. Chancel is
Decorated style, elaborate with steep slate roof, crocketted pinnacles and pierced
parapet. 3-light East window with ballflower ornament. South East chapel attached.
Chancel roof of curved braces on stone corbels. Interior: chancel fittings by Scott,
including iron and brass gates, painted Italian Gothic style reredos and stalls.
Encaustic tile floor. East window of c1856. In nave 3 windows of c1850 in crudely
medieval style and fourth signed Warrington 1863. At West end a brass to Thomas Payne
d1500. Numerous Dowdeswell memorials including 3 pedimented wall monuments in nave of
1633, 1673 and 1706 and 2 matching marble monuments, c1666 and c1683, each a column
supporting an urn. In the South East chapel memorial signed J Hickey, c1775 to
William Dowdeswell Chancellor of the Exchequer 1765-6.
Listing NGR: SO8750634366
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Source: English Heritage
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