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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244044
OS Grid Reference: SP3551233125
OS Grid Coordinates: 435512, 233125
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9954, -1.4842
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HOOK NORTON HIGH STREET
SP3533 (North side)
10/33 Church of St. Peter
Parish Church. Romanesque chancel and north transept. Late C12 Transitional
south transept and south aisle. Nave and north aisle EE/DEC. C14
Perpendicular clerestory and west tower. Porch rebuilt in 1825. Regular
ironstone rubble and ashlar with lead roof. Nave, chancel, north transept,
north aisle, south transept continuous with south aisle, west tower, south
porch. Chancel has 2 round-headed Romanesque windows with hood moulds and stops
in both north and south walls. 2-light Decorated windows in north aisle.
Chancel: East window curvilinear. Windows of south aisle: intersecting tracery
and a form of curvilinear tracery with triangular shapes in heads. Perp.
north window in north transept; Perp. clerestory with 5-light window over
chancel arch. West tower of 4 stages with embattled parapet, 8 pinnacles and
gargoyles; west doorway with square hood mould with quatrefoils in spandrels.
Pilaster buttresses and string course to Romanesque chancel. Blocked doorways
in east wall of north transept; south wall of chancel and north wall of north
aisle. Latter includes blocked jambs, imposts and tympanum of a Romanesque
doorway. South doorway E.E. with two orders of roll moulding and jamb shafts
and capitals carved with bunched leaves. Interior: Nave has blocked staircase
to rood; north arcade of 3 bays with short octagonal piers and double-
chamfered arches. 4th bay later with high arch to transept. South aisle has
tall octagonal piers and Perp. east bay opening to transept. East chancel arch
has imposts of earlier arch. Chancel contains double piscina and 2-seat sedilia
in south wall; round-headed niche in east wall and another in north wall
formerly doorway. Fittings: Romanesque font with carved figures including Adam
and Eve and the signs of the zodiac. Pulpit 1882. Wall paintings: C15 over
chancel arch and C14 fragment over south arcade. Stained glass: east window
1881 by Ward and Hughes; south aisle east window possibly by Morris. Monuments:
north transept to John Croker dated 1568, to Anne wife of Thomas Wise 1703,
part of Elizabethan tomb and large stone with matrix.
Nave has memorials and floor stone to family of Lampet 1781 - 1858.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, 1974 p.651; Chambers, R.A. - Hook Norton:
All Saints Church, Oxford Archaeological Unit Annual Report 1982, p130).
Listing NGR: SP3550633124
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Source: English Heritage
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