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Church of St Peter and Attached Radnor Mausoleum, Britford

Description: Church of St Peter and Attached Radnor Mausoleum

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319409

OS Grid Reference: SU1628528453
OS Grid Coordinates: 416285, 128453
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0552, -1.7690

Location: Lower Road, Britford, Wiltshire SP5 4DX

Locality: Britford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4DX

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Listing Text

(east side)

4/29 Church of St. Peter and
attached Radnor Mausoleum


Anglican Parish Church and Radnor family mausoleum C9, C14 and C18
with restoration of 1872 - 3 by G. E. Street. Flint and stone
rubble with some chequer, tiled or lead roof with coped verges and
cross finials. Cruciform plan, with south porch and north vestry.
Gabled south porch of 1873 by Street, has pointed arched door with
hood mould. South side nave has three pairs of cusped lancets,
with buttress between 2nd and 3rd bays. Small lean-to chapel of
1873, built when Saxon arch inside exposed, has tiled roof and one
lancet. South transept has 3-light geometric-traceried window
with hood mould with carved head terminals. South side chancel
has three pairs of cusped ogee-headed lancets, east end has
diagonal buttresses and 3-light window with reticulated tracery and
hood mould with carved head terminals. North side chancel has two
pairs of cusped ogee-headed lancets and projecting vestry of 1873
in western bay, with 2-light Decorated-styled window in gable.
North transept has 2-light geometric traceried window with hood
mould. North side nave has three pairs of cusped lancets and one
buttress, small chapel in eastern bay of 1873, corresponds to same
on south, and has one lancet. West wall of 1764 was rebuilt by
Street in ashlar, diagonal buttresses and 3-light window with
geometric tracery and hood mould. Square tower over crossing is of
1764, in ashlar with band at eaves level, plain chamfered pointed
openings with louvres to east, south and north with oculus to west
face, battlemented parapet and pyramidal tiled roof.
Interior: Heavily moulded pointed arch inside porch is by Street,
doorway inside nave is Saxon round arch in dressed stone. Nave has
plain plastered walls with high windows with widely splayed
openings, shallow pitched roof has tie-beam with king post and
raking struts. Two C8 or C9 Saxon round arches to former porticus
flanking east end; north is in dressed stone with fine vine scroll
and interlaced carving to jambs, south has arch in Roman tile with
plain stone jambs. Double-chamfered crossing arches, transepts
have arch-braced collar truss roofs. North transept has ogee-
headed piscina and pointed door to vestry. Chancel has same roof
as transepts, pointed archway to organ chamber; on north wall is
tomb of Henry, Duke of Buckingham, of 1483 with reused crocketed
ogee arch over. Fittings: finely carved C17 pulpit reset on
Victorian stone base in crossing. Some medieval bench ends in
chancel, rest of pews are Victorian, except C18 box pews in south
transept. Good early C19 wall tablets in north transept including
marble tablet by Bacon to Richard Jervys died 1820 and to Robert
Morres died 1841 by Osmond of Sarum. Some fine C19 and early C20
stained glass, especially south transept window, the work and gift
of Helen, Countess of Radnor, 1929, west window by Ward and Hughes
of London, 1882. Radnor Mausoleum attached to north west corner of
north transept, of 1764, altered 1873 by Street with ashlar walls
and pitched roof, carved arms of Pleydell-Bouverie family on east
wall by John Deval the Younger 1779. All work of 1764 was paid for
by 1st Earl of Radnor. (N. Pevsner,Buildings of England:
Wiltshire, 1975. Unpublished records of R.C.H.M. (England)

Listing NGR: SU1629128453

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Source: English Heritage

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