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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 25 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 270988
OS Grid Reference: ST1189521877
OS Grid Coordinates: 311895, 121877
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9895, -3.2567
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LANGFORD BUDVILLE CP
4/46 Church of St Peter
Parish church. C15 nave and tower, c1840 re-roofed and chancel rebuilt. Red sandstone
random rubble, tower squared and coursed, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges
but not to chancel, slate hung gable end of nave. West tower,2-bay nave, south porch,
chancel. Crenellated low 3-stage tower, diagonal buttresses to second stage, moulded
plinth,2-light bell-openings, tiny lancet below with C19 hoodmould, 2-light west window
below with C19 hoodmould, 2-light window below string course, west doorway now blocked.
Pointed arch with double roll moulding, 2-stage stair turret in north-east corner;
all trefoil headed mullioned windows except in chancel, 2-light left of single storey
gabled porch,chamfered arch opening, 4-centred arch inner doorway, C19 diagonally
boarded door, decorative hinges, east return of porch with blue lias memorial stone to
John Bindon died 1794 with good lettering, 3-light window right, stepped buttress,
2-light window south front of chancel, 2-light east window, hood mould terminal faces,
north front another blue lias tablet, name illegible, died 1808, projecting rood stair
turret with lancet window, two 2-light windows on north front. Interior: rendered,
exposed squared and coursed rubble to tower, Cl9 4-centered chamfered chancel arch.
Chamfered tower arch; chamfered 4 centred arch openings to rood stair turret with
original stair; crocketed niche for statue in north wall of nave. C19 roofs, open
ribbed and painted wagon roof to chancel, ceiled with bosses and wall plate in nave.
Perpendicular font. C19 pine pews, harmonium, lords prayer and ten commandments on
chancel wall. Pevsner remarks that Runnington is interesting as an illustration of
the fact that even the smallest churches had rood stairs in the middle ages.
(Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).
Listing NGR: ST1189521877
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