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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Abbots Morton, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.193 / 52°11'34"N

Longitude: -1.9623 / 1°57'44"W

OS Eastings: 402674

OS Northings: 254973

OS Grid: SP026549

Mapcode National: GBR 3K4.GQG

Mapcode Global: VHB0D.X4ZP

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 July 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148275

Location: Abbots Morton, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR7

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Abbots Morton

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Abbots Morton

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SP 05 SW ABBOTS MORTON CP ABBOTS MORTON

8/2 Church of St Peter


30.7.59
- I


Parish church. Late C12 with mid-C14; and early C15 extensions, restoration
of 1637, C19 and C20 repairs. Sandstone ashlar and lias with sandstone
ashlar dressings, machine tile roofs. West tower, nave, north transept,
chancel. West tower: early C15, two stages, crenellated parapet, eroded
gargoyles to corners, corner pinnacles lost, diagonal buttresses, string
course; belfry stage: a window of two trefoiled lights under 2-centred
head with label; ground stage: west window of two trefoiled lights under
2-centred head. Nave: south wall C12, rest rebuilt early C15. South wall:
three bays, central early C15 timber-framed porch, mostly rendered with Tudor-
arch opening; south door: segmental 2-centred arch with moulded jambs; porch
flanked to left by single-light square-headed window in chamfered reveal, to
right a restored three trefoiled-light window under square head. North door
blocked has segmental 2-centred head, impost blocks, chamfered jambs; rest
of wall blind. North transept: mid-C14, north window: two trefoiled lights
under 2-centred head in chamfered reveal; east window: three trefoiled lights
under square head. Chancel: rebuilt to full width of nave mid-C14; two bays,
south wall: single-light square-headed window to left, to right window of
three cinquefoiled lights under square head, possibly early C16; priests'
door between has square head; north vestry late C19; east window: two ogee
trefoil-headed lights under 2-centred head, with inscription in leaded
letters above: "RL HE/ IH [IT] RE 1637". Interior: tower arch 2-centred of
two orders, continuously moulded with jambs; arch to north transept a Tudor
arch, late C19. Roofs: nave: early C15, three bays, trusses have lower collar
with solid angle braces and an upper collar; two tiers of purlins, some with
straight wind-braces; divided from chancel by plastered truss with tie-beam;
chancel: single bay, brattished wall-plate over moulded stone string.
Fittings: C17 bobbin turned altar rails with contemporary communion table;
late C19 plain circular font in C12 style; two C15 wooden benches in porch.
Stained glass in north window of north chapel, C18 heraldic panel above two
C15 fragments; two pieces of late C16 Flemish glass in east window of chancel.
(VCH 3, pp 351-352; BoE, pp 68-69).


Listing NGR: SP0267554974

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