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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197194
OS Grid Reference: TF0318372410
OS Grid Coordinates: 503183, 372410
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2387, -0.4554
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CHERRY WILLINGHAM CHURCH LANE
TF 07 SW
3/27 Church of
St. Peter and
Parish church. 1753. Limestone ashlar. Shallow gabled lead
covered roof behind parapet. Wooden west cupola with lead
covered cap. West cupola, nave and chancel in one with smaller,
projecting eastern apse. Plinth. Quoined corners. West front
with central Tuscan doorway with flanking half columns supporting
entablature and pediment. Inner round headed doorway with Tuscan
pilastered surround, moulded head and raised keystone inscribed
1753. Panelled doors. Large pediment above with octagonal
cupola set back above, with 8 round moulded arches with Tuscan
pilastered supports and raised keystones. Ogee shaped cap with
ornate weather vane. North side with 3 large round headed windows
with Tuscan pilastered surround, moulded head and raised
keystone. Projecting moulded eaves above and broad parapet.
Eastern apse with 2 large round headed windows with Tuscan
pilastered surround, moulded head and raised keystone.
Projecting moulded eaves and broad parapet above. South side
with 3 large round headed windows with Tuscan pilastered
surround, moulded head and raised keystone. Projecting moulded
eaves and broad parapet above. Interior with modillioned
cornice. Fine C18 wooden reredos with lugged corners and open
pediment above, egg and dart borders, painted red, blue and gold.
C19 altar rail. C20 ornate altar with ionic columns painted blue
and gold. C18 stone font inscribed with 'Suffer the little
children to come unto me and forbid them not.' Bowl with acorn
cups, bindweed and tulip heads. Tall ornate base. Eagle
lecturn of 1870. C19 paschal candle. C18 polygonal pulpit
painted dark red with fielded panels and ornate brackets
supporting reading board. C18 pews painted dark red. Monument
to Mary Dell, died 1795. Grey shaped ground with white marbled
tomb chest, pilastered panel below with beribboned flowers and
palms. Monument to John Harrowsmith, died 1840. Limestone
ashlar with ornate crocketed and finialled gable, inner pointed
cusped arch with nook shafts. Monument to Thomas Becke, died
1757, founder and patron of the church who made a fortune in law
'without the sordid means of avaricious parsimony'. Ornate
broken pediment with central cartouche with coat-of-arms.
Flanking fluted ionic pilasters with central round headed niche
with ornate keystone. Large moulded apron. Monument to Robert
Featherby, died 1834, of ashlar with inner 4 centred arch and
angel brackets below. Monument to Mary Judith Hutton, died 1809,
with grey and white streaked marble shaped ground with white
marble tomb chest with orange marble bands. Monument to Henry
Hutton, died 1836, with grey marble shaped ground, white marble
tomb chest with beribboned palms.
Listing NGR: TF0318272409
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Source: English Heritage
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