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Church of St Peter with Attached Railings, Upton Lovell

Description: Church of St Peter with Attached Railings

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313628

OS Grid Reference: ST9448440841
OS Grid Coordinates: 394484, 140841
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1668, -2.0803

Location: Up Street, Warminster BA12 0JW

Locality: Upton Lovell
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0JW

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Listing Text

ST 94 SW
(south side)
3/154 Church of St Peter with
attached railings
Anglican parish church. C13, 1633 rebuilding, 1891 restoration by
C.E. Ponting. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate roof. Plan: west
tower, nave with north porch, south vestry, chancel. Gabled north
porch with saddleback coped verge, moulded pointed doorway with
quatrefoil over and datestone inscribed THIS HOUSE / IS THE HOUSE /
OF PRAYER / 1633. North side of nave has C17 two-light mullioned
and transomed window with semi-circular headed lights either side
of porch, short buttress to left. C13 chancel has lancet and
pilaster buttress to north side, roll-moulded string course and
corbelled eaves, east end has C19 stepped lancets with hoodmould,
south side has 2-light Perpendicular window to left. South side
of nave has 2-light mullioned and transomed window with arched
lights either side of gabled vestry with quatrefoil and 1633
datestone, saddleback coped verge with finial. C17 west tower
with diagonal buttresses, ovolo-moulded semi-circular headed
doorway with keystone, pair of arched lights to north side, middle
stage has pair of recessed arched lights, bellstage has 2-light
wooden louvred windows, moulded string course to plain parapet with
crocketed corner pinnacles.
Interior: 3-bay king post nave roof with moulded tie-beams with
carved bosses, the east one dated 1633, moulded purlins, principals
and braces from stone corbels to tie-beams. Double chamfered
tower arch, probably C14. Elliptical arches to north and south
doors. Early C13 double chamfered chancel arch on half columns
with keel moulded shafts, C19 capitals. Restored chancel has 2-
bay arch-braced collar truss C19 roof, C13 roll-moulded string
courses, chamfered trefoil piscina on south wall and aumbry on
north wall with zig zag ornament, C17 wainscot panelled reredos,
C19 rerearch to east window on shafts with C13 moulded bases,
stained glass to Sarah Ingram died 1898. Other fittings: restored
C12 stone font bowl on C19 base, C17-style 1898 seating in nave and
chancel, 1890s communion rail, polygonal pulpit given by Rev.
Crockett. 1717 George I Royal Arms, painted on board, on north
wall of nave. Monuments: Late C14 effigy of knight, John, 5th
Lord Lovell of Tidmarsh died 1408 against south wall of chancel.
C15 brass to a priest. Limestone gothic tablet on south wall of
nave to John Raxworthy died 1776 and other members of family up to
Louisa died 1840. Classical black and white marble to Fanny
Raxworthy died 1871 by Tyler of Bristol. C19 cast-iron spearhead
railings attached to north west and south west corners of tower.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9449040840

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Source: English Heritage

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