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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 27 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 204448
OS Grid Reference: TQ3115072004
OS Grid Coordinates: 531150, 172004
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4319, -0.1147
LEIGHAM COURT ROAD SW16
Church of St Peter
TQ 3172 31/643
TQ 3171 35/643
Choir and eastern 3 bays of nave, 1871 by Drew. West end 1888 by Fellowes Prynne.
Impressive church on raised site. Very tall nave with low pent aisles. Tall
chancel with apse and south chapel. North chancel aisle and transept, both with
extensions. Bowed baptistery at west end; high undercroft below this and nave.
Octagonal turrets supported by flying buttresses flank high west gable with great
wheel window. Other windows traceried in style. Stock brick with much decoration,
mostly flush, in red brick and stone; bands, diapering, window dressings. High
pitched tiled roofs except for aisles. Inside, five-bay nave with tall pointed
arcade on round stone piers; elsewhere, the polychromy continued. Facetted cut
brick decoration to arches. Nave roof has arch-braced collar beams alternating
with scissor trusses. Principals rest on corbelled shafts. Ribbed barreled chancel
roof; panelled walls, sedilia and piscina; elaborate reredos. Wrought iron screens
to south chapel.
Listing NGR: TQ3115072004
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Source: English Heritage
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