British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Peter, Little Wittenham

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248672

OS Grid Reference: SU5663893449
OS Grid Coordinates: 456638, 193449
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6370, -1.1830

Location: Little Wittenham Road, Abingdon OX14 4RA

Locality: Little Wittenham
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 4RA

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SU5693 (West side)
10/59 Church of St. Peter


Church. C14 tower, rest of church rebuilt by Charles Buckeridge c.1863.
Uncoursed squared limestone with stone dressings, old plain-tile roof; stone end
stack to vestry. 3-bay nave, chancel, vestry and west tower. Early English
style. Gabled stone porch to centre of nave with 2-centred archway on
foliate-capped columns. 2-centre arched doorway with plank door. Plate tracery
windows to nave, cusped plate tracery windows to chancel. Tower to left with
octagonal stair turret, 2-light window of reticulated tracery to left return,
cross-slits to rear and left return. 2-light louvred openings of reticulated
tracery to top stage. Battlemented parapet. Interior: C19 stained glass window
by Clayton and Bell. Sedilia and piscina to right of marble reredos. Recessed
altar tomb of c.1483 to Geoffrey Kidwelly to left with shields to panels of
altar base and brass to top; quatrefoil carving to recess with cusped tudor arch
and buttress-shafts. Good collection of monuments and brasses to tower:
alabaster monument to Sir William Dunch and family, of 2 effigies, she
recumbent, he on his side with his head on his arm, obelisks to each end. Good
brasses to Dunch and Winchcombe families. C19 fittings including pews and choir
stalls with wrought-iron candelabra, stone pulpit, and font with pinnacled wood
cover. Scissor-braced roofs to both nave and chancel.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol IV, 1924, p.383-4; Buildings of England: Berkshire,
1975, p.169).

Listing NGR: SU5663893449

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.