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Church of Saint Peter, Yeovilton

Description: Church of Saint Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262773

OS Grid Reference: ST5456024929
OS Grid Coordinates: 354560, 124929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0219, -2.6492

Location: Church Street, Yeovilton, Somerset BA22 8JE

Locality: Yeovilton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8JE

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Listing Text


3/159 Church of Saint Peter



Church. Early C14. Local lias stone cut, squared and coursed, with Ham
stone dressings; plain clay tiles, with bands of fish scale tiles to
nave and porch, between coped gables, ornamented ridges, cross finials
to both main gables. A 2-cell church with 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave
with South porch and West tower. Plain chancel has a late C15 traceried
East window with external ferramenta, with curvilinear windows
Westernmost each side, and later possibly C16 windows Easternmost,
2-light to South, 1-light to North side; steeply cambered arched doorway
between the South windows. Nave has full-height bay buttresses on North
side, and between them in bays 1 and 3 C14 2-light cusped lancet windows
with Quatrefoils, to bay 2 and tall plain pointed arched doorway with
old door; on South side 2 buttresses, one half height, to bay 1 a square
head C16 traceried window with square foliated stops to label, to bay 3
a C15 traceried pointed arched window and a C17 2-light hollow chamfer
mullioned window with label; to bay 2 the South porch, gabled, with
outer 2-centre arch of 2 orders, the outer segmental, and inner plain
pointed arch door and a possibly C16 door with old ironwork. The tower
of 4 stages, of which the bottom is square, with angled offset corner
buttresses on West side, the remaining 3 stages octagonal. Early C14
traceried window stage 1; small plain lancet windows on South and
North-west faces stage 2, with relieving arches over; similar windows to
the cardinal points stage 3; larger cusped lancet windows stage 4 to all
faces except North and South, fitted with stone baffle grilles; shallow
flat parapet; stair turret with pyramidal roof to North-east corner.
Internally the ceilings boarded, of late C19 or early C20, with collar
braced rafters to chancel and ribbed pointed barrel vault to nave.
Narrow single chamfered chancel arch possibly pre-C14 tower arch double
chamfered on moulded brackets, possibly of C13. Traces of wall painting
and colouring to nave North wall. Late C17 turned balustered communion
rail, and choirstalls possibly of same date, pews also late C17; Small
tub font on shaft; plain C17 pulpit.

Listing NGR: ST5456124930

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Source: English Heritage

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