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Church of St Peter, Wallingford

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 249326

OS Grid Reference: SU6093489458
OS Grid Coordinates: 460934, 189458
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6007, -1.1216

Location: 1 Thames Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0HD

Locality: Wallingford
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 0HD

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Listing Text

SU6089SE (East side)
11/159 Church of St. Peter
(Formerly listed as St.
09/12/49 Peter's Church)


Church, now redundant. Started 1763, contractors William Toovey and Joseph
Tuckwell; 1767 paved, pewed and stuccoed under supervision of Sir Robert Taylor;
spire added to Sir Robert Taylor's design in 1776-7; chancel added 1904 by
Sydney Stephenson. Flint plinth to nave; ashlar stone to nave and chancel;
knapped flint with stone quoins and bands to tower; old plain-tile roof to
chancel; Welsh slate roof to nave; stone open-work spire. 4-bay nave, apsidal
chancel and west tower. Classical style with Gothick spire and Gothic Revival
apse. 6-panel double door with fanlight to round-topped doorway with damaged
moulded stone surround to west face of tower. 4 round-arched windows with damaged
keystones and imposts blocks to each side of nave, Quoins to end of nave. Shaped
cornice and plain parapet to eaves of nave. Early C20 reticulated tracery
windows to apse. Early C20 rose window to north side of apse. 3-light Y-tracery
window above west door. Panel inscribed "This church was finished A.D. MDCCLXIX,
The Spire A.D. MDCCLXXVII". Clock face to each side of top of tower, except to
north. Open-work stone Gothick spire. Interior: shallow segmental-arched
coffered ceiling to nave. Late C18 font and pews. Stained glass to east window
by Morris and Co. of 1918. External wall monument to Sir William Blackstone and
family on south side of nave to right. Gothick-arched surround with 3 armorial
shields to base and inscribed panel above. History: church replaced one
destroyed during seige of Wallingford in 1646. Sir William Blackstone took a
keen interest in the building of the tower and spire and paid for the southern
clock face which could be visible from his house, Castle Priory (now Castle
Priory College, q.v.).
(V.C.H. : Berkshire, Vol.III, 1923, p.539-40; Buildings of England: Berkshire,
1966, p.248; "History of the Church of St. Peter, Wailingford" guide-book by I.

Listing NGR: SU6093489458

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Source: English Heritage

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