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Church of St Peter, Drayton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244558

OS Grid Reference: SP4283741564
OS Grid Coordinates: 442837, 241564
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0708, -1.3764

Locality: Drayton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 6EE

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Listing Text

SP 4241
(South side)
11/2 Church of St. Peter
Small church. Mainly C14. Tower rebuilt 1808. Repairs 1822 and 1826. Restoration
1877-8 by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon including building of south vestry. Ironstone
ashlar. Chancel has stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Nave and tower
have slate roofs. Chancel has red ornamental ridge tiles. Crosses on nave and
chancel. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Mostly Decorated style with
Perpendicular clerestory. Chancel. 3-light east window with reticulated tracery.
2 north windows of 2-lights including a paired lancet and another with traceried
heads. Similar south window. North aisle has simple stone porch with pointed
arched doorway and slate roof. Plank door. North aisle windows include paired
lancets, a 3-light window with Intersecting tracery and a 3-light window with
Curvilinear tracery. Gabled south porch has a pointed arched doorway and plank
door. Renewed slate roof. Re-used Romanesque Priest's door on right has round
arched head and plank door. South aisle windows include a 3-light Geometrical
east window, two 2-light paired lancets with trefoiled heads, pointed arched
hoodmoulds with carved headstops and another similar square headed window.
clerestory has three 2-light Perpendicular windows. Parapet. C19 west tower of 3
stages. Hipped slate roof. Early English style lancets, one with dog tooth
decoration. Bands to 1st and 2nd stages. East elevation of chancel has two
exterior wall memorials to the Jackman family dated 1643, 1662 and 1672.
Interior. Piscinas in chancel and south aisle. Decorated 3 seat sedilia in south
aisle. C19 roofs to chancel and nave. 3-bay nave arcades, with octagonal piers
and moulded capitals, that opposite south door has carving with head and
interlaced arms. C19 pulpit with inserted C17 panels. Stone chest tomb in
vestry. R. Lodowick Grevil of Drayton, 1441. Several C17 memorials to rectors of
the Parish. Arched tomb recess in north aisle. Plain tub-shaped font.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p587; VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol. IX, p110)

Listing NGR: SP4283741564

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Source: English Heritage

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