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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Godalming, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.187 / 51°11'13"N

Longitude: -0.6161 / 0°36'57"W

OS Eastings: 496814

OS Northings: 144001

OS Grid: SU968440

Mapcode National: GBR FD2.F2W

Mapcode Global: VHFVT.8FNC

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 18 December 1947

Last Amended: 1 February 1991

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 291346

Location: Godalming, Waverley, Surrey, GU7

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Godalming

Built-Up Area: Godalming

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Godalming

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

GODALMING CHURCH STREET
SU 9644 SE AND
SU 9643 NE (east side)
10/75 and 12/75 Church of St Peter and
St Paul (formerly listed under
18.12.47
Borough Road)
GV
I

Church. Principally C12, C13 and C14 with earlier origins and later additions
and alterations, including restorations of 1840 and 1879. Bargate rubblestone
with ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs; leaded spire. 4-bay aisled nave,
having C11 work in 2 eastern bays, aisles added C13, all extended westwards C15
or C16 and further extended to west, north and south C19 (in 2 phases). South
porch, of 1879. Transepts C12, altered; north transept extended 1870. Crossing
tower, with early C12 lower stage, C13 belfry stage, c14 parapet and spire.
Lower 3-bay chancel, extended eastwards C14, and restored; having north and
south chapels added early C13, north chapel rebuilt with vestry 1879. 1960s
octagonal extension at north-west corner (not of special interest). Nave: C19
in appearance, in Decorated style, with plinth, double board door to porch and
three 2-light windows. South transept has a 3-light Perpendicular window under
hoodmould with wall monument on its left; north transept has a Perpendicular
window, a C12 doorway with imposts, and a C19 vice on east side with Caernarvon-
arched doorway, slit windows and leafy finial. Tower: some tile quoins; roll-
moulded bands below and above belfry stage which has 2 round-arched, louvred
lights on each side; parapet; corbelled table below spire which has gabled
louvred vents to corners at base, 8 ribs, ribbed leading, lucarnes at top, and
weathercock. Chancel: south chapel has Perpendicular windows of 2 and 3 lights
under hoodmoulds and a C13 triple-lancet window; to its east end a C15/C16
Tudor-arched doorway with shields in spandrels and above it a late C13 window
having 5 stepped lancets below 3 roundels with cinquefoils and hoodmould.
Chancel has perpendicular-style 3-light window in south wall and C19 5-light
window with geometric tracery to east end. North chapel has 1879 east window
copying that of south chapel, and 1879 Perpendicular-style door and two windows
on north side. Interior: Nave; arcades have C12 circular columns and triple-
chamfered pointed arches at east end, otherwise octagonal columns and double-
chamfered pointed arches; panelled roof with early C16 bosses. Tower has C12
pointed arches to transepts and restored Norman arch to chancel. Transepts
have: C13 double-chamfered pointed arches on attached circular columns to aisles
and chapels; heads of C12 windows; piscina and aumbry in south transept.
Chancel: C13, 2-bay, pointed-arched arcades on circular and octagonal columns
(attached at ends); heads of C12 windows, some with painted decoration; C14
squint in south wall; early C14 aumbry, piscina and sedilia; crown post roof.
Chapels: each has piscina and aumbry; in south chapel, outline of former C13
east window, with painted decoration, and of lancet in south wall, with painting
of St John the Baptist; also in south chapel, some old glass in east window, and
fine collared rafter roof, probably C16, with heavily-moulded tie beams and wall
plate and incised decoration to corbels on north side. Monuments: in south
chapel, stone chest tomb of John and Elizabeth Westbrook, diving cable-
moulded base, cusped blind tracery to sides and moulded lid; in chancel, wall
monument to Judeth Elyott, d.1615, having figure of lady kneeling before book on
lectern in elaborately-decorated aedicule, the cornice surmounted by coat of
arms, shields and end pedestals with skull and hour-glass, and tablet with skull
and cross-bones underneath; brasses in chancel commemorating Thomas and Joan
Purvoche, d.1509 (2 figures) and John Barker, d.1595. Fittings: C15 or early
C16 chalk font, in south chapel, with pyramidal base, octagonal stand with
pointed arch to each face, roll moulding and octagonal bowl; panelled, polygonal
pulpit of c.1600, elaborately carved with strapwork decoration and decorated
lozenge and rectangular panels; C19 gallery in north chapel.

Listing NGR: SU9681144001

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