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The Old Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Albury

Description: The Old Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 288277

OS Grid Reference: TQ0632047848
OS Grid Coordinates: 506320, 147848
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2199, -0.4790

Location: Shere, Surrey GU5 9BH

Locality: Albury
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU5 9BH

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Listing Text

In the entry for ALBURY CP NEW ROAD
Albury Park
The Old Parish Church
of St Peter and
St Paul

The former listing date shall be amended to read 14/6/67


Albury Park

5/20 The old Parish Church
of St Peter and St Paul


Church. Saxon origins with C12 Norman tower, C13 chancel and south
transept. C14 nave and south aisle and fine, early C16 north porch.
South transept remodelled by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in the
early 1840s. Rubblestone tower, chancel and west walls, mortar rendered on the north wall with timber framed north porch. Plain tiled roofs with wood shingled dome to tower under metal finial. Nave and south aisle with north porch,
tower to north with transept to south and chancel to east. Three stage
battlemented tower with quoined projection to north side and small
window to north. Two stages of two lights, the lower deeply recessed
inside an arched surround. Roofless chancel with late C13 four-centred
east window, single lancet window to south. Two windows in east wall
with an early variety of Y tracery of two lights. South window of
five lights with one large quatrefoil and two smaller ones above,
renewed by Pugin. Two gables to west end, buttressed, with one arched
window and one roundel above to each.

North Porch: Gabled with pierced bargeboards, quatrefoil decoration
with rosette centres set in a flowing pattern of tracery. East side of
the porch is longer presenting a twisted axis. Arched oak door with
long strap hinges and massive lock case.

Interior: Three-bay nave arcade to south with octagonal pedestal pillars
under moulded capitals. Carved tower arches with "nutmeg" scallop pattern
to west. C14 timber roof to nave.

Monuments: North nave wall - Merrye Monument. Dedicated to Elizabeth
Merrye. Died 1652. Aedicular, with broken segmental pediment, coloured
stone with strap work decoration, panelled soffit and grey inscription
Monument to George Duncombe. Died 1746. Coloured stone with grey
inscription panel. Crowning cartouche and coat of arms. Composite
pilasters to sides and panelled apron below.

West End of South Wall: to Sir Robert Godshall. Died 1742, by William Bull.
Grey stone with white stone cartouche on spheres and gadrooned chest.
Square apron below with supporting brackets for entablature. Crossed
mace and sword carving.
C14 marble coffin slab to floor of aisle. Weston brass set into marble
slab on aisle floor. C14 image niche to west wall. 15C St Christopher
painted over south door. C14 Piscina in south wall of the aisle.

Drummond Chapel (in the south transept): Remodelled by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin with red and gold walls painted by T Early. Vivid stained glass by Wales.
Panelled ceiling decorated in quatrefoil pattern. Billeted screen doors.
Marble chest tomb dedicated to Drummond on a platform to the south side.


Listing NGR: TQ0632047846

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Source: English Heritage

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