Church of St Peter, Reading
Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 22 March 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 38868
OS Grid Reference: SU7088974892
OS Grid Coordinates: 470889, 174892
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4686, -0.9808
Location: The Warren, Reading RG4 7AD
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Church of St Peter
SU 7074 11/265 22.5.57.
Church of England. Of various dates from C12, principally C15 and high Victorian.
Pleasant flint built garish church with stone dressings and old tile roof.
West tower (1878) of 3 stages with hipped roof screened by high corbelled parapet,
by Morris and Stallwood. 4 gables to east (chancel and aisles of equal height,
vestry to north slightly set back). Nothing remains of the Norman church except
for the south doorway with crude chevron and a reset window now in the Vestry.
5 bay nave with 3 bay chancel (lengthened 1924-25 by Sir Ninian Comper). C15
north aisle with good perpendicular east chapel which has angel busts on capital;
square frame 3 light windows. South aisle added 1878 (by Morris and Stallwood)
3 bays with 3 light east window with intersecting glazing. Interior : nave
has kingpost and wind brace roof. 1674 Loveday memorial in south aisle. Montague
vault in north-east corner. Norman Purbeck marble font.
Listing NGR: SU7088974892
Source: English Heritage
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