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Church of St Peter, Bushey

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164126

OS Grid Reference: TQ1454894433
OS Grid Coordinates: 514548, 194433
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6371, -0.3462

Location: St Peter's Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire WD2 1EA

Locality: Bushey
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD2 1EA

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Listing Text

(Northeast side)
Bushey Heath

10/78 Church of St. Peter


Parish Church. Originally 1836-8. Chancel rebuilt 1891 by J.Neale and
the rest 1911 by G.H.Fellowes Prynne. Extended 1921. Rock-faced Kentish
ragstone. Ashlar quoins and dressings. Tiled roofs. Gothic Revival
Style: Early English chancel, Flamboyant nave and tower. A large church
with a 5-bay nave and aisles, double transepts, 2-bay chancel, organ
bay, vestry, SE chapel, W baptistery and prominent SW tower. W end:
large 5-light window with curvilinear tracery over octagonal baptistery
of 1921. 2-stage buttresses with pointed heads. Plinth, string courses,
coped gable parapet. 12-light aisle windows to W. 3 stage tower, paired
slits below a segmental headed 2-light window. Upper belfry stage with
pointed heads to openings, flanking traceried blind lancets. Clasping
buttresses chamfered at upper stage. Decorative corbelling below moulded
cornice to crenellated parapet with octagonal corners. Main entrance to
S in tower: 4 centred arched headed double doors with elaborate iron
hinges, moulded and chamfered jambs. Shallow porch: timber with carved
tracery and caryatids on a stone base, hipped roof. Above porch a statue
in a canopied niche with flanking traceried lancets. At SE angle of
tower is a semi-octagonal stair turret with slit windows rising to
second stage. S aisle has three 2-light windows with curvilinear
tracery. 5 similar windows to N aisle. Buttresses with pointed heads.
Quatrefoil lights in clerestoreys. Close eaves. Double gabled transepts
with two 3-light windows. Entrances in angles with aisles. Coped parapet
from nave and aisle roofs to lower chancel: E end, foundation stone
below 5-light window, pointed head, geometrical tracery, straight
buttresses, coped gable end parapet. To S: 2 lancets with trefoiled
heads. Projecting gabled bay to W end of chancel S wall. Extending from
E wall of S transept is Chapel of St. George, 1921, 2 bays of 3-light
windows, trefoiled heads in square chamfered surrounds. Plain parapet.
Apsidal E end, 2-light windows, straight buttresses. Gabled vestry to SE
organ bay and 1-storey vestry to NE. Interior: 5-bay N arcade and 4-bay
S arcade: octagonal piers with moulded caps and bases and low relief
ornament to chamfered and moulded pointed arches, shafts with angel
caryatids rise from arcades to ceiled roof. Pointed, moulded chancel
arch with shafts in responds. Blank triple arcades to N and S chancel
walls. Sedilia and piscina to E with foiled heads in pointed arch. Large
relieving arch to N. 2 broad arches to organ bay to N. Blocked arch at E
end of S aisle. Blank triple arcade to S wall to entrance to chapel.
Altar frontal c.1891, 5 canopied panels with figures in beaten brass. W
window by H.Holiday 1917-18. E window, Crucifixion, by Kemp. (VCH 1923:
Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1454894433

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Source: English Heritage

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