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Church of St Peter, More

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 256860

OS Grid Reference: SO3429691524
OS Grid Coordinates: 334296, 291524
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5176, -2.9697

Location: More, Shropshire SY9 5HH

Locality: More
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY9 5HH

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Listing Text


6/15 Church of St Peter


Parish church. C13 and 1640; rebuilt 1845 and extended 1871. Coursed rubble,
slate to tower and chancel roofs, plain tiles to nave and north transept.
Nave, chancel, west tower, long north transept and vestry. Massive squat
tower probably early C13; paired lancet window in west wall and pointed doorway
to south of 1845, above, narrow rectangular slit openings are original;
the tower is capped by the 'double pyramidal top', characteristic of the
area (c.f. Clun and Hopesay), and which probably dates to C17; roughcast belfry
with 2 lines of wooden louvres surmounted by a pyramidal roof with weathercock.
Long buttressed nave of 5 bays in the lancet style of 1845, all the windows
have hoodmoulds except one smaller lancet at the west end of the north wall;
continuous 2 bay chancel of same style and date; East window of 2 cusped
lights with cinquefoil above, also contemporary is the vestry to the north.
North transept of 1640, round-headed window on east side while that on west
has a slightly more pointed head, the doorway in the east wall (under a late
C19 stone porch) has a depressed 4 centred arch; the transept was extended
by one bay to the north in 1871 (see the straight joint) and has lancets
in the east and west walls, the north wall, however, has a window with debased
Y-tracery, re-used from the old north wall. Interior. Mid C19 staircase
with turned balusters on north side of tower leads to a west gallery supported
on 2 cast-iron shafts; hammerbeam roofs to nave, chancel and southern part
of transept (1845); steep pitched roof to northern extension of transept
(1871); mid C19 box pews, reading desk and pulpit incorporate C17 woodwork;
the tub-shaped font on a later pedestal is probably medieval but of indeterminate
date; inlaid in the floor nearby are 2 portions of Roman tessellated pavement,
said to have come from the villa at Linley, excavated in 1855. Mid C19 and
early C20 stained glass; probably medieval parish chest and C19 texts in
the tower. The only monuments of note are in the north transept (originally
built above the burial vault of the More family in 1640 - see the marble
tablet on the west wall); on the north wall a memorial to Harriott Mary More
(died 1851) by Field of London, she stands leaning on a pedestal with an
urn, in the floor in front an engraved brass coat of arms; funeral hatchments
(C18?) to the family on the east and west walls; also in the transept are
2 C17 oak presses which formerly contained the church library, presented
by Richard More to the churchwardens in 1680. B.0.E. p.203; Cranage, Vol.5

Listing NGR: SO3429691524

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Source: English Heritage

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