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Church of St Peter, Alstonefield

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 274373

OS Grid Reference: SK1328055347
OS Grid Coordinates: 413280, 355347
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0952, -1.8031

Location: Church Street, Alstonefield, Staffordshire DE6 2FX

Locality: Alstonefield
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE6 2FX

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Listing Text


9/20 Church of St. Peter

G.V. I

Parish Church. Oldest parts are C12: partly rebuilt in C13 and C14;
extended and repaired in C16; refurbished C17: re-roofed C18; restored
1870. Coursed limestone rubble and sandstone ashlar; slate roofs.
3 bay chancel, 4 bay nave, North and South aisles, West tower. Chancel:
C13 lancets, one on North sideland 2 on South side; one early C14 2-
light window on each side; plaques bearing initials 'L.B.' and the date
'1590' refer to the rebuilding of the East wall of the Chancel by Lawrence
Beresford; East window with reticulated tracery restored 1870. Nave:
C16 clerestory window of 2 lights. North Aisle: Probably C16, 4-centred
windows of 3-lights; porch of 1870, incorporating 3 fragments of Anglo-
Saxon carved stone to C16 door with Tudor arch and returned hood mould.
South Aisle: C19 lancet at West end of aisle. C19 window at East end
of aisle with cusped intersecting Y-tracery. C15 square headed windows to
right of porch, hood moulds stopped by grotesque heads; C13 lancet to
left of porch; gabled South porch of c1300 with pointed barrel vault
and stone slate roof, buttresses to angles and sides, C12 South door
reset. West tower: Late C16; 4 stages, angle buttresses; West door-
way with deeply hollowed recess hood mould stopped with figures; spandrels
decorated with shield and foliage, iron studded door; 4-centred West
window of 3 cinquefoiled lights; third stage window to West has trefoiled
ogee arch beneath square head; belfry string and belfry openings with Y-
tracery; crenellated parapet with string course and corner crocketed
finials. Interior: C14 South arcade and North arcade of c1500. C12
chancel arch of 2 roll-moulded orders springing from scalloped capitals
on engaged columns. Tower arch has chamfered inner arch and ovolo moulded
outer arch springing from semi octagonal piers with moulded capitals.
Open timber roof dated 1737 with tie beam and short king post and queen posts
supporting a ridge piece and double purlins respectively, braces to the
tie beam spring from corbels decorated with grotesque heads, foliage and
fleurons; chancel has a C19 scissor truss roof. Fittings: C20 stone font;
early C17 box pews bearing inscription: "JOHN BERESFORD / ROBERT BOSTORNE IS
1637 E.S."; Cotton family box pew at East end of North aisle with canopy.
heavily decorated and with family coat of arms; double decker pulpit
(originally 3-decker) inscribed "ROBERT BOSTORNE / THOMAS . WESTON /ROGER .
YATE 1637 / CHURCH WARDENS." panelled with carved decoration. Balustraded
altar rail probably late C17; balustraded West screen in South aisle
and tower screen probably early C17. Double aumbry in chancel with roll
moulded lancet openings, C13. At West end of North aisle are several
fragments of carved Anglo-Saxon crosses, 2 stone bowls, possibly former
fonts, several fragments of slim cylindrical columns or shafts; medieval
coffin. Wooden plaque to Roger Farmer died 1682 on West wall of Chancel.
B.O.E. P. 54.

Listing NGR: SK1327755347

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Source: English Heritage

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