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Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cricket Green, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.403 / 51°24'10"N

Longitude: -0.1749 / 0°10'29"W

OS Eastings: 527047

OS Northings: 168689

OS Grid: TQ270686

Mapcode National: GBR DB.8LK

Mapcode Global: VHGRB.XZDT

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 16 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080948

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205020

Location: Merton, London, CR4

County: London

District: Merton

Electoral Ward/Division: Cricket Green

Built-Up Area: Merton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Mitcham St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON CHURCH ROAD, Mitcham
TQ 2768
(north side)
12/22 Parish Church of St Peter
and St Paul
16.1.54
GV II

the building shall be upgraded to grade II* (star) and the description shall be amended to read
as follows:

Parish church. 1819-22, with medieval fabric in tower base. George Smith, architect. Roman
cement render with some Bath stone dressings. Slate roof, pitched to parapet. 5-bay nave, aisled
and with clerestorey; chancel arch to 2-bay sanctuary flanked by chapels. South east tower of
three stages with oculus to first floor and 2-light bell louvres above, crenellated parapet and
octagonal corner turrets. 5-light east window with reticulated tracery; the other windows
Perpendicular and culminating in spectacular five-light Perpendicular west window. Grotesque
label stops to aisle windows. Interior has tall arcades with clustered columns from which rises
lierne plaster vault of remarkable charm and elegance. Rear gallery, modified in 1869. 1820s font.
Reredos of 1899.
Monuments include that to Sir Ambrose and Lady Crawley (d.1713 and 1727) by Gibbs and
Rysbrack at the west end; to John Hyde (d.1810 ) by Rouw; tablets to the Tate family by
Charles Harris. War memorial with central panel of St George and the Dragon by Martin
Travers.
An early example of a Gothic Revival church in a pure Perpendicular style. George Smith was
long the architect to the Mercers' Company and had an interest in designing his churches in
varying historical styles. This is his exemplar in Perpendicular.

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LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON CHURCH ROAD, Mitcham
TQ 2768
(north side)
12/22 Parish Church of St Peter
and St Paul
16.1.54
GV II

Parish church. 1819-22, with medieval fabric to tower. George Smith, architect.
Cement render. Slate roof, pitched to parapet. Perpendicular style. 5-bay nave,
aisled; clerestory. Lower chancel tower to south east. 5-light east window, inter-
secting tracery. 3-light aisle and 2-light clerestory windows; reticulated tracery.
3-stage tower with oculus to first floor and 2-light bell louvres above; crenellated
parapet and octagonal corner turret; pinnacles. Chancel chapels to north and south.
Interior with clustered piers to tall painted arcade arches; shafts rising to
tierceron vaults. Monuments by R Westmacott and others.


Listing NGR: TQ2704768689


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 25 October 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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