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Church of St Peter, Manningford

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 May 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 311037

OS Grid Reference: SU1396458025
OS Grid Coordinates: 413964, 158025
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3212, -1.8010

Location: Manningford, Wiltshire SN9 6JW

Locality: Manningford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN9 6JW

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Listing Text

SU 15 NW
2/86 Church of St. Peter
Anglican parish church on site of Roman building. Early C12, C13
and C15, restored 1882 by J.L. Pearson. Romanesque work in coursed
herringbone flint, with limestone quoining, later work random
flint. C19 lead roofs, replaced by tile over nave. Nave, apsidal
chancel, and south porch. Nave has one C12 window on north, and
chancel two, single splayed with flush voussoirs, the outer arris
slightly chamfered. No east window. West window C13, three-light
bar tracery. C15 two-light windows inserted to south side of nave
and chancel. Limestone quoins at springing of apse. Nave and
chancel reroofed to steep pitch in 1882 and south porch rebuilt in
C14 style. Over west end of nave, lead covered belltower with
pyramidal roof and open traceried gallery.
Interior: Simple Romanesque 2-cell structure, the nave 5.73m x
10.25m, walls 1.02m thick. Wide chancel arch with 2 rings of
voussoirs, interlocked 'V'-wise towards nave only. Tall north and
south doors, with taller rere-arches, also without decoration. C19
wagon roof. Chancel with two aumbries. Barrel vault C19, boarded
in parquet fashion and semi-dome over apse. Walls painted by
Clayton & Bell, the upper parts outlined as ashlar in C14 style,
perhaps restoring original. Two glass windows also by Clayton &
Bell. Fittings: Font, C19 square, in Romanesque style. Pulpit
c1920. Pews and stalls by Pearson. Painted reredos designed by
Pearson, executed by Clayton & Bell. C19 iron openwork sanctuary
rail. South door to nave boarded and cross battened with iron
banding on face, probably C12 rehung in C19. Organ, early C19 in
later case. Monuments: In chancel 3 wall tablets on north side,
white marble: from east (a) coloured arms over segmental pediment
on framed inscription. Bracket below, to Mary Nicholas, died 1686.
(b) Pedimented tablet with gadrooned string below, apron and putto
under. To Edward Nicholas, died 1706. (c) Simple tablet to
George Wells died 1813, and wife. In nave: Two tablets, white on
grey marble: (a) Tablet with guilloche and mutules under, by
Reeves of Bath, to John Grant, died 1810, and wife. (b) Oval
slate -to Elizabeth Grank Meek, and sister, 1956, and (c) Plain
tablet by Reeves, to John Alexander, died 1836. Also two C19 and
one C20 brasses.
(Pevsner, Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975, 330-331.)

Listing NGR: SU1396458026

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Source: English Heritage

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