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Church of St Peter, Codford

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313531

OS Grid Reference: ST9658039933
OS Grid Coordinates: 396580, 139933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1586, -2.0503

Location: High Street, Codford, Wiltshire BA12 0NQ

Locality: Codford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0NQ

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Listing Text

ST 93 NE
(north side)
7/58 Church of St Peter
Anglican parish church. C13, C15, 1863 restoration by T.H. Wyatt.
Dressed limestone and rubble stone, tiled roof with coped verges.
Plan: West tower, nave, south porch, chancel, north aisle and
vestry. C15 gabled south porch with C19 pointed archway with
original hoodmould with shield-carved terminals, diagonal
buttresses, string course with gargoyles to battlemented parapet.
Nave to left has 2-light square-headed C19 window, 3-light and
single-light C19 windows to right, all with cusped lights and
hoodmoulds, battlemented parapet with string course and gargoyles.
Chancel has chamfered pointed, south door, 2-light C19 plate tracery
window either side, diagonal buttresses to east end, original C13
pilaster buttress to centre of east end below C19 three-light
pointed lancet. C19 gabled vestry to north side with pointed
doorway and cusped lancet. Lean-to north aisle with 3-light and
two 2-light C19 square-headed windows with cusped lights and
hoodmoulds, some original stonework retained and some reset
fragments of C13 carved stone, west end of aisle has 2-light
square-headed window with original hoodmould. Three-stage west
tower with diagonal buttresses and string course to bellstage only,
3-light restored Perpendicular window to west, middle stage has
arrowloops and octagonal clockface to south side, bellstage has 2-
light Perpendicular louvres to all sides but north which has one
cusped lancet, string course with gargoyles to battlemented
parapet; crocketed corner pinnacles. Plain rectangular stair
turret with arrowloops on north side of tower.
Interior: Porch rebuilt with money from Maria Waldron; moulded
ribbed vault on foliage corbels, moulded pointed inner doorway with
planked door with ornamental strap hinges. Nave has 3 ½ bay C19
deep arch-braced collar truss roof on foliage corbels with collar
trusses to half bays. C15 moulded tower arch. Three-bay C19 north
arcade with double chamfered arches on compound piers, lean-to
aisle roof, organ at east end. C19 moulded pointed chancel arch on
marble shafts, carved wooden screen by F.C. Eden c1910. Chancel
has rib-panelled boarded ceiling, polychrome tiled floor, early C20
communion rails with vase balusters, C18 communion table, 1891
brass candelabra, C13 trefoil-headed sedilia on south wall with
triangular hoodmould over each arch. Other fittings: square C12
font with carved stars and crosses in discs on single column with
scalloped base, C17 font cover with strapwork carving. Eight-point
star-shaped Hatchment of Prince Leopold in chancel. Early C20
polygonal wooden pulpit. Painted Royal Arms dated 1716 on south
wall of nave. High quality stained glass in north aisle, early C20
and probably German or Flemish, stained glass in south west nave
window to Brind family and signed Gibbs and Howard 1881. C18 and
C19 monuments include good slate and marble tablet in tower to
Thomas Polden died 1753, classical C15 marbles to Crouch family,
marble by Wood of Bristol to Rev John Dampier died 1839. Very well
preserved C9 Saxon cross shaft with fine carving of man with alder
branch, against north wall of chancel.
(N. Pevsner, Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Church Guide)

Listing NGR: ST9658039933

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Source: English Heritage

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