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Church of St Peter and St Clare, Fenny Compton

Description: Church of St Peter and St Clare

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 306158

OS Grid Reference: SP4169952119
OS Grid Coordinates: 441699, 252119
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1658, -1.3918

Location: Church Street, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire CV47 2YE

Locality: Fenny Compton
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV47 2YE

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Listing Text

SP4052 (South side)
6/48 Church of St. Peter and St.
30/05/67 Clare
(Formerly listed as Church of
St. Clare)


Church. Late C13/early C14 chancel, largely rebuit late C18/C19 and late C19;
late C13 nave; late C14 north aisle, west tower and spire, and porch. C16
clerestory. Porch partly remodelled 1675. South aisle, restoration and tracery
largely renewed 1879 by T.G. Jackson. Ironstone: chancel, clerestory, north
aisle and tower regular coursed; south aisle of coursed rubble. Lead roofs have
moulded parapets and shallow-pitched gable parapets. Chancel, aisled nave, north
porch and west tower. Decorated style. 3-bay chancel, 3-bay nave. Chancel has
plinth, double-stepped to east, and south diagonal and north-east buttresses;
aisles have diagonal buttresses. Chancel has 3-light east window with
reticulated tracery and hood mould. North side has blocked doorway partly
inserted into it. Three 2-light south windows have cinqfoiled lights. North
porch has low diagonal buttresses. C14 moulded arched doorway has hood mould
with block stops, and C17 double-leaf plank doors. Datestone in gable. Late C14
north doorway of 2 sunk-chamfered orders has hood mould with head stops. Ancient
studded 3-plank door. Two north windows of 2 trefoiled round arched lights in
square head with moulded jambs and hood mould. 3-light east window has segmental
arch and trefoiled lights. 2-light west window has simple cusped reticulated
tracery. Hood moulds with block stops. South aisle has 4 buttresses. Central
south doorway of 2 chamfered orders with hood mould and foliage stops. Four
2-light south windows have cusped Y-tracery. East and west windows similar to
north aisle. 3-bay clerestory has 2-light windows; C16 with 4-centred lights to
north, C19 with trefoiled lights to south. Tower of 2 stages. Double chamfered
plinth. West diagonal buttresses have 4 offsets up to parapet. Blocked west
door. Late C14 west window of 2 orders, with cinqfoiled reticulated tracery and
hood mould with head stops. Similar trefoiled bell openings, but with return
stops. North and south gargoyles. Recessed octagonal spire with small lucarnes.
Interior: plastered walls. Chancel has C19 south recess with segmental-pointed
arch. C19 roof, with one reset medieval head corbel. C14 chancel arch of 2
chamfered orders, the inner on half-octagon shafts with moulded capitals and
bases, and hood mould with return stops. Nave has 5-bay C14 north arcade of 2
chamfered orders and octagonal pillars with moulded capitals and bases;
easternmost bay has fragmentary foliage carving. Blocked square headed doorway
to former roof loft. Similar south arcade of 1879. Low-pitched roof has
simply-moulded cambered tie beams with wall posts on stone corbels. Aisles have
chamfered cambered tie beams and chamfered rib. Fittings: C17 communion rails
with twisted balusters. Font has C19 bowl on old cylindrical stem and square
base. Pulpit of 5 late C17 fielded panels. North aisle has plain locker with
fielded panel door and H-hinges. C17 chest. Stained glass: north aisle east
window c.1883. Monuments: chancel has reset brass with inscription to Richard
Willis 1597. Elizabeth Croker 1719: wall monument with flaming urn.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.I, pp.48-9; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,

Listing NGR: SP4168852157

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Source: English Heritage

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