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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Checkendon

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 247052

OS Grid Reference: SU6632283040
OS Grid Coordinates: 466322, 183040
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5424, -1.0450

Location: Deer's Lane, Checkendon, Oxfordshire RG8 0SR

Locality: Checkendon
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG8 0SR

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Listing Text

09/02/59 Church of St. Peter and St.

Church. C12 nave, chancel and apse; C15 west tower and south porch.
Coursed flint with stone dressing; plain tile roof to chancel and apse (roof
of nave not visible). 2 bay nave, 2 bay chancel, and apse. Porch to left
of centre of nave; 2-centre archway; Perpendicular 2-light windows to each
return of porch. Romanesque doorway to nave; round arch supported on
columns with decorated capitals. Restored tympanum. Studded door.
Perpendicular 3-light window to left of porch and 3-light panel tracery window
to right. Perpendicular 2-light window to left of chancel; door to centre with
4-centred arch to top. Romanesque past window to apse: 2-light window to
left. Interior: Romanesque nave and chancel arches supported on columns with
richly carved capitals. C13 wall paintings to apse: a procession of apostles.
C15 brasses to chancel floor. C15 roof to nave with carved bosses where ribs
intersect. C16 font. Collection of funerary monuments in chancel. Sculpture
by Eric Kennington to blocked north door of nave. Window by Laurence Whistler.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, pp.533-4).

Listing NGR: SU6631683041

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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