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Description: Church of St Peter
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
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LITTLE WITTENHAM MAIN STREET
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,
Listing NGR: SU5663893449
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