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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 3 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 158767
OS Grid Reference: TQ0460194250
OS Grid Coordinates: 504601, 194250
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6373, -0.4899
TQ 09 SW RICKMANSWORTH BERRY LANE
8/124 Church of St. Peter
Parish church. 1875 by R.C. Sutton following bequest from E.C. Walker.
Knapped flint with Bath stone dressings. Slate roof. 4 bay nave. 1 bay
chancel, short transepts, S porch. Gothic Revival Style. W end has 2
pointed arched windows with geometrical tracery, upper round windows to
centre with inner quatrefoil and outer trefoils and quatrefoils. Central
and angle buttresses. Stone plinth, string courses and hood moulds with
stiff leaf terminals. Coped gable parapet. Bellcote. Nave N elevation:
three 2 light pointed arched windows, geometrical tracery throughout,
stone bands at sill, impost and cornice. Similar to S with porch in W
bay, cusped pointed entrance arch, moulded archivolt, shafts in jambs,
buttresses, coped gable parapet with cross at apex. Transepts have large
3 light windows, angle buttresses, coped gable parapets with apex
crosses, lancets in W returns. Chancel has lower ridge, coped parapet to
nave E end with apex cross. 3 light E end window, angle buttresses,
blocked window on S return, 3 lancets on N return. Vestry to NE of
transept, low and gabled, entrance to E with round window above, lancet
to N. Organ bay to SE with gable to E, 2 blocked lancets. Interior:
moulded and pointed chancel and transept arches on engaged column
responds with foliate capitals, ornamented spandrels to transept arches,
engaged colonnettes flanking E window. Nave roof has pseudo single
hammer beam with collar truss, quatrefoil and trefoil openings, arched
braces. Ceiled chancel and transept roofs. Gothic round pulpit at NE
corner of nave, engaged shafts and projecting heads of apostles. Similar
Gothic font at W end, quatrefoil base with 4 marble shafts to circular
bowl. Chancel screen moved to S transept, wrought ironwork. Late C19 and
early C20 glass. Late C20 hall extending to SE not of special interest.
Listing NGR: TQ0460194250
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