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Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Brailes

Description: Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 305831

OS Grid Reference: SP3250040470
OS Grid Coordinates: 432500, 240470
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0617, -1.5273

Location: Brailes, Warwickshire OX15 5JQ

Locality: Brailes
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 5JQ

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Listing Text

12/68 Church of SS. Peter and Paul

- II

Church. 1878 by William Smith for Canon Thoyts. Ironstone ashlar. Red tile roofs
to nave and chancel. Tower has pyramidal wood-shingled roof. Apsidal chancel,
nave, south tower and north vestry. Early English style. Three stage bell tower
with uppermost bellchamber. Chancel has 6 lancets and 2 triplets of lancets with
continuous hood moulds some with foliage stops. Nave south side has 2 lancets
with hood moulds and foliage stops. 4 lancets to north side of nave. West window
has 3 lancets with quatrefoil above and stair turret projection to right. Tower:
pointed arched entrance with flat angle buttresses to sides with gabled niches
on each angle. Single lancets to ground floor, with 4-window arcade with 2
lancets above. 3 pointed arched openings with clustered columns and louvres to
2nd storey. Corbel table with foliage decoration. Tower has gargoyles,
buttresses, and moulded plinth. Plank door with wrought-iron hinges. Interior:
apsidal chancel in polychrome stonework with limestone, ironstone and marble.
Marble reredos. Stone arcade. Boarded roof. Nave has arched braced roof with
some arches springing from stone corbels. Brass communion rail. Other late C19
fittings including choir stalls, pews, pulpit and stone font. C19 wrought-iron
gate to south doorway. The church stands in an imposing position overlooking the
valley and Brailes to the south.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.474).

Listing NGR: SP3250040470

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Source: English Heritage

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