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Church of St Peter, Marksbury

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 32695

OS Grid Reference: ST6664962317
OS Grid Coordinates: 366649, 162317
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3589, -2.4804

Location: A39, Marksbury, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 9HF

Locality: Marksbury
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 9HF

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Listing Text


Church of St. Peter
G.V. II*

Anglican Parish Church. Late C12 origin, mainly C15, early C17 repairs, upper
stage of tower, late C18, extensive restoration of 1875, organ chamber 1897.
Rubble brought to courses, freestone dressings, slate roofs with raised coped
verges, crested clay ridge tiles. West tower, nave, north porch, chancel, organ
chamber. Mainly Perpendicular. Tower of 3 stages, first stage has diagonal
buttresses, a canted stair turret in the return of tower and nave and a very small
west door with a canted flat arch under a 2-light, chamfered mullion window dated
1634; second stage has a cusped 2-light window with heavy louvres to the north,
a blocked single light to the east and 2-light chamfered, vaguely pointed windows
south and west, contemporary with third stage which has one enormous, round headed
window with raised architrave and louvres per side, thin, embattled parapet
dominated by 4 pyramidal pinnacles with vanes. At south, the nave has two
2-light windows under hoodmoulds flanking a blocked, moulded round headed door
under a plaque dated 1627; at north 2 similar (that to west is thinner and
ogival) windows flank gabled north porch whose pointed outer door has a large
chamfered moulding from springer up, inner round head door has a heavy chamfer and
vestigial scallop capitals. The buttressed, off-centre chancel has to north one
window as elsewhere, 3-light east window of 1875, labels unfinished; lean-to
organ chamber to south has east window as elsewhere and the relocated head of
former priest's door. Interior: plain, narrow tower arch, chancel arch off-set
as for north aisle. Fittings: square font, C12, scraped; Jacobean altar table.
Monuments: in chancel; Counsell, 1671, slate tablet, frieze, apron, crest;
Wadden, 1682, text in cartouche flanked by pilasters with momenti mori carrying
entablature with crest, apron with putto; in nave: Boulter 1782, marble ground,
text below draped urn, by Brewer of Box.

Listing NGR: ST6664962317

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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