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Church of St Peter, Wormleighton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305738

OS Grid Reference: SP4477053914
OS Grid Coordinates: 444770, 253914
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1817, -1.3466

Location: Wormleighton, Warwickshire CV47 2XH

Locality: Wormleighton
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV47 2XH

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Listing Text

15/162 Church of St. Peter


Church. Early C12 origins. Tower and aisles. Late C12/early C13; aisles largely
rebuilt C14. Chancel C14; east and south walls rebuilt C18. South porch C14/C15.
Clerestory c.1500. Ironstone: nave, south aisle and tower of coursed squared
rubble; chancel, north aisle and porch regular coursed. Slate roofs; chancel has
moulded gable parapet and kneelers. Aisled nave, chancel, west tower, south
porch; 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. Chancel has early Perpendicular moulded
3-light east window, chamfered south doorway with shouldered lintel and C18
door. 2-light windows. South side has mid C14 straight-headed Decorated eastern
window and renewed western window of paired lancets. North side has early C14
eastern window with cusped Y-tracery and Decorated western window. Porch has
simple moulded arch. Coped gable parapet with cross. Late C12/early C13 south
doorway inside of 2 moulded orders and hood mould with return stops. Ancient
studded door has strap hinges. Aisles have two-light windows. C19
straight-headed Perpendicular east windows. North aisle has Decorated eastern
window; south aisle has 2 similar but largely renewed. South aisle has C15
straight-headed south-west window. Late C13 west lancet. North aisle has wide
moulded north doorway with hood mould and plank door. Central and western
windows similar to east window. 3-bay clerestory has restored windows similar to
south-west aisle window. West tower of 3 splay-stepped stages has north-west
diagonal and south-west angle buttresses with 4 offsets. Low wide moulded south
door has hood-mould. Small west lancet has buttress below with re-set carved
heads. Second stage has small louvred south lancet. Round-arch bell openings
with paired lancets and central shaft. Restored corbel table of carved heads.
Moulded coped parapet with remains of pinnacles. Interior: chancel has
shallow-pitched C19 panelled boarded roof. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders
and half-octagonal shafts. Nave has late C12/C13 arcades of round piers with
moulded capitals and chamfered arches. Low arched tower door. C16/C17
shallow-pitched queen strut roof. North aisle has ogee-arched tomb recess with
hood-mould, fleur-de-lys finial and bosses. Fittings: chancel has some early C17
panelling. Mid C17 altar rails have turned balusters arid pendants. Fine
Cl5/early C16 screen of 7 elaborately traceried and moulded panels. Top possibly
C19. Said to have once been part of a musicians gallery in Warmington Manor
House (q.v.). Re-cut C13 font on moulded stem. Finely carved bench ends in
chancel. Some reused C15 panels in nave seats. Medieval encaustic tiles, said to
be from Stoneleigh Abbey. C19 traceried pulpit. Spencer coat of arms set in west
wall. Framed Royal arms of 1826, inscribed 'David Selby, Churchwarden'.
Monuments: chancel north: John Spencer 1610. large fine wall monument with
pilasters and entablature, and achievement of arms. The inscription records that
he died in Blois. South: An Barford 1686. Wall monument. A largely unaltered
medieval church.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p.482; V.C.H.: Warwickshire: Vol.V,

Listing NGR: SP4476853915

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Source: English Heritage

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