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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 26 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 309423
OS Grid Reference: SP1770091095
OS Grid Coordinates: 417700, 291095
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5175, -1.7406
WATER ORTON NEW ROAD
SP19SE Water Orton
4/109 Church of St. Peter and St.
Church. 1879. By Bateman and Courser. Rock faced ashlar with smooth ashlar
dressings; plain tile roof with coped verges. North-west tower, 4-bay nave with
north aisle, north-east transept and polygonal apse flanked by vestry and organ
chamber. Gothic style. Tower: 3 stages marked by strings with angle buttresses
dying into the second stage, corner pinnacles and recessed stone spire. Pointed
west doorway of 2 wave-moulded orders with double-leaf plank door. Single-light
pointed windows to west face of first stage and to the second stage; pointed
third stage windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights and 2 roll and fillet-moulded
orders springing from colonettes. Around the base of the spire is a frieze of
quatrefoils. Nave and aisle: square-headed windows of 2 lights and unorthodox
Decorated tracery; sexfoiled clerestory lights; pointed west window with cusped
intersecting tracery. The north transept has a pointed 3-light window with
Geometrical tracery matched by a similar window directly opposite in the south
wall. 3-light pointed windows with Geometrical tracery to the chancel apse.
Interior: 4-bay north arcade consisting of pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders
springing from cylindrical columns with moulded capitals and bases. Arch-braced
collar roof with king-posts above the collars; the arch braces spring from
colonettes which in turn stand on corbels. Pointed chancel arch and vaulted
chancel with roll and fillet moulded ribs with green man heads as imposts. The
chancel windows have hood moulds with stiff leaf stops. Stained glass in all 3
eastern windows. Fittings: good octagonal font, the basin is panelled and has
colonettes at the angles. Octagonal pulpit with panelled and traceried sides and
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p466)
Listing NGR: SP1770091095
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