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Church of St Peter, Clyffe Pypard

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 316711

OS Grid Reference: SU0746076978
OS Grid Coordinates: 407460, 176978
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4917, -1.8939

Location: 7 Wood Street, Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire SN4 7PZ

Locality: Clyffe Pypard
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN4 7PZ

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Listing Text


(north side)
9/23 Church of St. Peter



Parish church: Tall C15 nave of 5 bays, narrow aisles and chancel
of 1860 by Butterfield. Ashlar limestone to tower and south wall
of nave, remainder coursed limestone rubble. Graded stone slates,
but replaced with concrete slates over chancel. South porch in
middle of 5 bays, also ashlar with 3 mass dials. Nave has uniform
trefoiled 3-light windows, 3 lancets to east. 3-stage tower with
west angle buttresses, stair tower, and short crocketed pinnacles
rising from crenellated parapet.
Interior: Nave roof C15 with knee braced collars moulded tie beams
and brattished cornice plate. The eastern tie beam has base of a
rood. The roof with its fine carved collar purlin replaced an
earlier steeper pitched roof, evidenced by tower creasing. Aisle
roofs also C15, moulded principal rafters and purlins forming
plastered panels. East bay of nave aisles enclosed with parclose
screens, probably part C15 but restored and painted as is chancel
screen. One parclose contains organ, 1873 by Ingram, the other a
squint to chancel. Wall paintings; fragmentary painting over
chancel arch, but whole of nave has been painted in later C19 now
undergoing removal,(July 1984). Pulpit: Hexagonal and highly
carved dated 1629, gift of John Kniston with original wrought iron
book stand. Chancel fittings all by Butterfield, 1873-4, oak
communion rail. Font: 1860, by Rev F Goddard copying font from
Over, Cambs, replacing 16 sided bowl now placed at west end of
aisle. Monuments: North Aisle: Wall tomb, a much damaged
recumbent knight c1380 under cinquefoiled crocketed canopy and ogee
panelling below. Painted wood aedicule panel to Elizabeth Goddard,
died c1585, dated 1605, kneeling life size figures of knight and
wife displaced now in apertures of rood loft. C13 incised cross
tomb slab mounted over north door. Excellent monument to Thomas
Spackman, local carpenter, by John Devall (Deval) Jnr, Royal master
mason, of London c1786, Deval's best monumental work. Romantic
standing figure of Spackman flanked by recording children, bag of
carpenter's tools cast down before him. Wall tablet to Elizabeth
Millington c1783, by Brewer of Box, urn above, putti below:
Tablets to Richard Broome c1803, Edmund Hitchcock c1827,
Christopher Broome c1830, all by Franklin of Porton and Stroud:
Robert Millington c1831 and Ann Beavan c1821. Floor slab to
William Phillips c1622 and Thomas Norris c1673. C17 Parish Chest.
Glass: Much fragmentary yellow stained medieval glass, head of
queen, crowns, suns etc in heads of nave windows. Also one Swiss
panel, Conrad Neyrr, Pfarrer of Kilchberg, and 4 Flemish panels.
Baroque carved Goddard arms panel over north door. 16 m east of
Chancel headstone 1963 of blue slate to Sir Nikolaus Pevsner and
wife. He also donated churchyard gates. c1380 brass of Quintin
family or Cobham family. (Pevsner and Cherry, "Buildings of
England", WILTSHIRE 182-3. Gunnis:"Dictionary of British
Sculptors 1660-1851" .....129.

Listing NGR: SU0745576983

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Source: English Heritage

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