Description: Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Date Listed: 13 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 307240
OS Grid Reference: SP3205849949
OS Grid Coordinates: 432058, 249949
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1469, -1.5329
There is also a scheduled monument, Standing Cross Immediately North of the Church of St Peter and St Paul, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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10/3 Church of SS. Peter and Paul
Church. C12, C14 and C15. Restored 1872. Coursed, squared limestone and
ironstone ashlar, with ironstone dressings. Old and new tile roof. Chancel, nave
with south aisle and west tower. Chancel of C12 origins is of one bay, with
plinth, diagonal buttresses and coped gable. To east a C19 window of 3 trefoiled
lights and reticulated tracery. Hood mould with carved label stops. To north a
C19 single trefoiled light with ogee head, hood mould and carved label stops.
Small outshut attached to right. C19 vestry to south has chimney, plank door
with moulded surrounds and a 2-light mullioned window with carved lintel. Nave
of 3 bays has plinth, offset buttresses, and coped gabled with restored sanctus
bell-cote to east. To north three C19 windows of 2 trefoiled lights and plate
tracery. Hood moulds with carved label stops. Late C12 south aisle widened C14.
To centre left a C19 door within C14 pointed ovolo moulded arch with hood mould
and label stops. C19 gabled vestry. Doorway with pointed, chamfered arch, hood
mould and carved label stops. Small light to either side. To left a C15
squareheaded, 2-light mullioned window with restored chamfered surrounds, hood
mould and label stops. To right a squareheaded, 4-light mullioned window with
hood mould and label stops. Attached to west wall three C19 memorials. C15 tower
of 3 stages with plinth, offset diagonal buttresses rising to bell tower stage
and a string course to each stage, that to embattled parapet with carved heads
and animals. To west a C15 window of 2 trefoiled lights, double chamfered
surround and hood mould with carved label stops. To second stage on north and
south a single chamfered light. Bell stage has 3 two-light trefoiled windows
with transoms, the lights below trefoiled. Stone slate louvres, hood moulds and
label stops. Interior: east window of chancel has original C14 inner splays and
chamfered arch. C19 vestry doorway and arch. C19 chancel arch and roof. Nave has
south arcade of 3 bays with late C12 round piers with flat leaf capitals, square
abaci and pointed arches. Responds to east and west have moulded bases. To west,
a small squint into the chancel. C15 tower arch with double chamfered surrounds,
and a pair of moulded capitals to each side continuing into moulded band on west
wall. C17 low pitch roof to nave with chamfered tie beams, purlins and rafters,
with stops, carved bosses and C19 angel corbels. C19 roof to south aisle.
Stained C19 glass in chancel and north wall. In north of chancel wall a pair of
monuments dated 1790 and 1791. Above south arcade a hatchment. Below a wall
tablet dated 1684. C15 octagonal font with quatrefoils, and cusped lights around
shaft. Polygonal pulpit dated 1632, much restored C19.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.222; V.C.H.: Warwickshire, pp.28-30).
Listing NGR: SP3205849949
Source: English Heritage
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