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Church of St Peter, Peterchurch

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 153780

OS Grid Reference: SO3449638520
OS Grid Coordinates: 334496, 238520
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0412, -2.9564

Location: Church Road, Peterchurch, County of Herefordshire HR2 0RW

Locality: Peterchurch
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR2 0RW

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Listing Text

SO 33 NW PETERCHURCH CP B 4348 (off west side)

9/158 Church of St Peter


Parish church. Mid-C12 with late C13/early C14 alterations, and restorations
of 1869, 1879, 1906 and the early 1980's. Rubble with sandstone dressings,
tiled roofs and fibre glass spire. Late C13 west tower; nave and chancel in
two divisions with apse, mid-C12, north porch 1888. West tower: late C13 with
stone spire, reduced to a stump c1950 and replaced in early 1980's in fibre
glass. Five stages, offset to top stage, plain parapet, battered plinth with
string, stepped diagonal buttresses; belfry openings of 2-trefoiled lights
under 2-centred heads, square-headed window in east wall of fourth stage below
clock face; third stage: each wall has a single trefoiled light window; door
in north wall of first stage with 2-centred head, single trefoiled light window
to west; ground floor: south wall: narrow door with cinquefoil head, chamfered
jambs, with relieving-arch above. Nave: south wall: 2 trefoiled light window
under 2-centred head to west end, late C13; to right mid-C12 south door, semi-
circular head, enriched by chevroned and billeted label; plain tympanum;
engaged shafts with scalloped capitals; to east a C12 semi-circular-headed
window and 2 late C19 lancets. North wall: two C12 semi-circular-headed windows
flank stone north porch of 1888; north door: C14 with 2-centred head of two orders
and label; two C12 semi-circular-headed windows; C14 window to east of 2 trefoiled
lights under 2-centred head; to east of this two small restored C12 semi-circular-
headed windows, one above the other, lighting staircase, pilaster buttress to
corner. Chancel: west division: late C13 2 trefoiled light window with 2-centred
head cut through C12 window to west, to east a C12 semi-circular-headed window,
same in north and south walls; east division: restored cornice with roll mould-
ing; one C12 semi-circular-headed window in north wall reflected on south wall,
with additionally a C13 lancet to west; apse: dividied into 3 panels by pilaster
buttresses, restored string with cable decoration below windows, roll to edge
of cornice; one semi-circular-headed C12 window to each panel. Interior: chancel:
arch to apse semi-circular of 2 plain orders with enriched chamfered imposts;
arch between east and west divisions: semi-circular of 2 orders on west face,
enriched with chevron ornament, and enriched chamfered imposts; arch to nave:
semi-circular of 2 plain orders to west with enriched chamfered imposts. In
north-west corner square-headed entrance to spiral staircase, which is probably
C12 providing access to a presumed lost tower over the west division of the
chancel. Nave: crude segmental headed opening to north-east corner from stair-
case, possibly providing access to lost rood. Late C13 tower door with 2-centred
head of 2 chamfered orders; C13 first floor door above with 2-centred head.
Piscina in south wall of nave: cinquefoil head, quatrefoil drain, C14. Roofs:
nave: late C19 coupled rafter roof with collars, straight angle braces and
ashlar pieces, central tie-beam with crown post, collar purlin; chancel: west
division: probably C17, restored late C19, 2 bays, tie-beam truss with collar
and 4 queen struts; east division: similar to west division. Fittings: altar:
stone slab with 5 consecration crosses, chamfered soffit, on C18/C19 pedestal.
South door, planks nailed to battens, C12/C13 strap hinges with bifurcated
terminals. Font: tub shaped bowl, cable and chevron ornament to rim, cable
to base, C12. There is a medieval stone coffin near the north porch (not
included). (RCHM 1, pp 209/213).

Listing NGR: SO3449238519

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Source: English Heritage

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