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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 185561
OS Grid Reference: SD5026648604
OS Grid Coordinates: 350266, 448604
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9312, -2.7589
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NETHER WYRESDALE SCORTON
SD 54 NW
5/167 Church of St.Peter
Church, 1878-9 by Paley and Austin. Snecked sandstone rubble with red tile
roofs and shingled spire. Comprises a west tower broached to a spire, a
nave and chancel under continuous roof, a north aisle under a pitched
roof, hipped where it abutts the hipped roof of the organ chamber, and a
south porch. The tower has diagonal buttresses, and a stair projection on
the south side. The bell openings have flat heads and are of 2 lights with
reticulated tracery except for the southern one, which is of one light.
The west window is of 3 cusped lights with moulded pointed head and
spandrel decoration. The north tower doorway has a moulded pointed arch.
The north aisle windows have pointed heads and reticulated tracery. They
are of 3, 2, and 2 lights. Its west window is of 2 lights. On the south
side, the nave has 3 windows of 3 lights, with pointed heads and flowing
tracery. The chancel has 2 similar windows of lights. The upper part of
the open porch is of timber and has carved tracery decoration. The east
window is of 5 lights with pointed head and flowing tracery. Interior has
3-hay arcade with pointed arches moulded in 2 orders and with octagonal
columns with capitals. The high pointed tower arch is moulded in 3 orders.
The pointed chancel arch has attached columns as responds. The open timber
nave roof has rafters with collars and braces, king posts braced to tie
beams and to arch-braced collars, and a collar plate. The pews, choir
stalls, and pulpit are carved with tracery decoration. There are twin
sedilia with trefoiled heads and a piscina.
Listing NGR: SD5026648604
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Source: English Heritage
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