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Description: Church of St Peter Ad Vincula
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 306240
OS Grid Reference: SP3834547334
OS Grid Coordinates: 438345, 247334
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1230, -1.4413
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RATLEY AND UPTON RATLEY
3/117 Church of St. Peter Ad Vincula
30/05/67 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Peter and Vincula)
Church. C12 chancel, C13 nave and tower, C14 south aisle and chapel and
alterations; C17 porch. Restored 1872. Nave, tower and porch of regular coursed
ironstone; chancel, aisle and chapel of squared coursed ironstone rubble.
Chancel roof of tiles, nave of slates, aisle of lead; nave and chancel have
coped gable parapets. Chancel, nave, south aisle, south chapel, north porch and
west tower. Decorated style. 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. Chancel has diagonal
buttresses with 2 offsets. Renewed 4-light window with curvilinear tracery.
North side has small chamfered priest's doorway with C19 plank door. 2-light
eastern window has curvilinear tracery. Small low western 2-light window has
reticulated tracery. South side has 3-light window of cusped intersecting
tracery. Hood moulds with return stops. Porch has chamfered and moulded
Tudor-arched doorway with hood mould. Stone benches inside. Decorated north
doorway has 2 major and 2 minor orders of roll moulding and deep hollow
chamfers. Hood mould with block stops. C19 double-leaf doors. 3 partly-restored
two-light north windows with ogee arches and hood moulds with return stops and
finials. Reticulated tracery; only the window west of porch is cusped. South
aisle and chapel in one. Diagonal and 2 south buttresses have 2 offsets. Splayed
plinth, missing in west bay and buttress, stepped down from tower halfway across
west end. East window of 2 trefoiled lights and uncusped mouchette wheel. Gable
to east end only. On south side 3-light eastern adn 2-light western windows have
reticulated tracery. Central Perpendicular window has panel tracery. 2-light
west window has trefoiled round arched lights and ogee within arch. Hood moulds
with return stops; central window has block and carved stops. Tower of very
large ironstone blocks with prominent pointing. 3 stages with taller square
north-west stair turret. Splayed plinth and string courses. Diagonal buttresses
with 4 offsets to second stage. West doorway of 2 chamfered orders with splayed
jambs and C19 double-leaf ribbed doors. Second stage has small 2-light west
window with renewed reticulated tracery. 2-light Perpendicular bell openings.
Remains of gargoyles. Moulded cornice and parapet. Interior plastered chancel
arch to chapel. Chancel arch, 3-bay nave arcade and chapel west arch are
similar, of 2 moulded and chamfered continuous orders without capitals or
imposts. Chancel has C20 roof. Nave has flat plaster ceiling. Aisle has 6-bay
Perpendicular roof with moulded tie beams. Chapel, now organ chamber, has
much-renewed ogee head piscina. Fittings: font has plain octagonal bowl,
possibly recut, on renewed stem. Pulpit, pews and altar rails, and encaustic
tile sanctuary floor of c.1872. Elaborate stone. Early English style reredos of
1875 has polished granite shafts. Stained glass: chancel north west c.1865.
Monuments: west wall has 2 panels of reset C16,C17 and early C18 inscription
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.146-7; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Listing NGR: SP3834547334
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Source: English Heritage
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