Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 268929
OS Grid Reference: ST2586442271
OS Grid Coordinates: 325864, 142271
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1749, -3.0619
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ST24SE OTTERHAMPTON CP CHURCH HILL (East side)
4/78 Church of St Peter
Church. 1870 by J Knowles for Susanna Lewes Jeffery. Coursed and squared blue lias rubble, red sandstone banding,
prominent buttresses, tile roofs with fish-tail banding, coped verges with finials. Free Decorated style with Early
English featuresi nave with a spired south belfry porch, north and south transepts, apsidal chancel. Three bay nave,
single bay transepts and chancel; 2 and 3-light windows, west window with intersecting tracery; lancets to chancel.
Elaborate porch with octagonal upper stage, each face with a gabled lantern at its base, ribbed stone spire, clock,
stair turret to west side; broad pointed-arch door opening with 2 pairs of detached shafts, foliate caps; paired
wrought-iron gates. Lofty plastered interior on tile floors dominated by arch-braced roofs springing from foliated
corbels; reredos with 7 foiled gables, a detached shaft with foliate caps between each, pierced by a lancet to centre
and each side; plain chancel arch. Virtually complete C19 fittings including pews, choir stalls, altar rails, tub font
and oil lamps on brackets; elaborate semi-circular stone pulpit with detached Purbeck shafts. Stained glass to West
window and chancel. Brass plaque commemorating the dedication of the church to the West end. (Pevsner N, Buildings of
England South and West Somerset, l958).
Listing NGR: ST2586442271
Source: English Heritage
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