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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 232401
OS Grid Reference: SP9981865858
OS Grid Coordinates: 499818, 265858
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2818, -0.5382
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NEWTON BROMSWOLD CHURCH LANE
SP96NE (East side)
8/100 Church of St. Peter
Church. Mid C13 to mid C14, restored 1879. Regular coursed and squared coursed
limestone with ashlar spire and lead and old plain tile roof. Nave, chancel,
north aisle, south porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 2-window
range of 2-light windows, that to left has square head. South door between
window range has roll moulding. Steeply gabled roof with ashlar gable parapets
and C19 finial. 3-light Decorated window with geometrical tracery. 2-stage
clasping buttresses at corners. North elevation of chancel is of 2 bays with one
2-light Decorated window to right. 2-stage buttress between bays. South
elevation of chancel is of 2 bays, one-window range, at lower level. 3-light
window with 4-centred head and carved label stops to right. Gabled porch to left
with double-chamfered outer arch and inner doorway with 4-centred head and
hollow moulding. Single-light square-head windows to return wall. Shallow gabled
roof with plain ashlar parapet and finial and central gargoyles in return walls.
Tablet with cross keys and crown above outer door. Nave clerestory at upper
level is of 3-window range of 2-light square-head windows. Shallow gabled roof
with castellated parapet and cornice decorated with heads and rosettes. 2- and
3-stage buttresses abutting at junction of nave and chancel. South aisle is of
3-bays, 2-window range with 2- and 3-light Perpendicular windows with 4-centred
arch heads to centre and left bay. Central north doorway and C19 vestry door to
right bay. 2-stage buttresses between bays. Lean-to roof with part castellated
ashlar parapets. 3-light, Perpendicular, square-head, east window and 2
single-light square-head west windows. North nave clerestory of 3-window range
similar to south. West tower is enclosed by aisle on north side. 3 stages with
2-stage angle buttresses. Tall west lancet in lower stage is set between
buttresses and wall panel returns to tower face with chamfer above window.
2-light bell-chamber opening, with quatrefoils, to each face of upper stage.
Castellated parapet with gargoyles at corners. Set back octagonal spire with 2
tiers of lucarnes with crocketted gablets. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade to north
aisle of double-chamfered Perpendicular arcades with piers formed of 4 shafts
and 4 hollows, one with leaf capitals. Double chamfered chancel arch and triple
chamfered tower arch. Some original roof timbers in nave and north aisle with
carved corbels. C19 chancel roof. Blank arcade to south wall of chancel forms
piscina and sedilia with 5 seats. Octagonal font with Jacobean cover having
crocketted angles. Perpendicular pulpit with panelled back. Piscina in north
chapel with squint, to chancel, above. Stained glass: c.1410-1440 fragments in
north aisle, north-east window depicting a Bishops head, and to 2 chancel
windows. C19 east window probably by KeTipe, Monuments: William Hewet, Rector,
died 1426 and Roger Hewet, Chaplain, died 1487, brass figures in floor of
chancel. Thos. Bletsoe died 1710, inscription around earlier brass. Henry Lamb
died 1727, inscribed tablet over pulpit.
Listing NGR: SP9981865858
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Source: English Heritage
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