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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 25 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 157125
OS Grid Reference: SO7638680473
OS Grid Coordinates: 376386, 280473
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4217, -2.3486
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UPPER ARLEY CP UPPER ARLEY
SO 78 SE
1/134 Church of St Peter
Parish church. Early C14 incorporating C12 fragments, extended C16,
restored 1791 and 1885. Sandstone ashlar with tile roof. West tower,
nave, north aisle, chancel with south vestry. West tower: four stages
with offsets and diagonal buttresses, stair turret to south-east corner;
plain parapet. Belfry has two 4-light C18 windows with semi-circular heads
and keystones; first and second stages have small windows with a 2-centred
head. West window C19 of three trefoiled lights under 2-centred head with
label and foliate stops. Nave: south wall has crenellated parapet, the
merlons decorated with blind quatrefoils, of two bays, lower part C14,
clerestory C16; clerestory has two windows of four lights udder square
heads, lower part has C19 stone porch to left with Tudor arched entrance,
south door behind C14, with 2-centred head; window to right blocked with
2-centred head. Chancel: rebuilt 1885, two bays with projecting south
vestry to left-hand bay, crenellated parapet and angle buttresses.
Window has two ogee trefoiled lights under 2-centred head. East window: five
trefoiled lights under 2-centred head with label; datestone of 1885 below.
North aisle: four bays with buttresses, three bays to west have C14 side
windows each of two ogee lights under 2-centred heads, C16 north chapel
has a window of three pointed lights under square head. East window of C19
has four ogee trefoil lights under a segmental head; clerestory of nave as
on south wall. Interior: three-bay C14 arcade to north aisle has 2-centred
arches on columns of quatrefoil plan. Chancel arch two-centred of two orders,
the inner order on respond shafts; tower arch: segmental 2-centred arch;
chancel north arcade C19 of two bays with details as chancel arch. Entrance
to rood stair towards east end of south wall of nave. Roofs: mostly C19;
nave has two-bay shallow pitch roof with moulded rafters, that to east end
retains traces of painted decoration. Fittings: some C12 decorative fragments
set high up in south wall of nave; wall memorial to Henry Lyttelton, died 1693,
capped by urn. C14 recumbent knight in stone under north arcade of chancel,
also some reset floor tiles, C14 impressed types and late C15 Malvern school
tiles. In north chapel some C18 segmental plan Gothick altar rails and a C18
altar table. Traces of paint over chancel arch are all that remain of a
"doom". (BoE, pp 280 - 281; Church Guide Book c1984; VCH, 3, pp 8 - 10).
Listing NGR: SO7638680473
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