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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Caverswall, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9824 / 52°58'56"N

Longitude: -2.0734 / 2°4'24"W

OS Eastings: 395168

OS Northings: 342788

OS Grid: SJ951427

Mapcode National: GBR 265.4LR

Mapcode Global: WHBD2.39YG

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 274810

Location: Caverswall, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST11

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Caverswall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Caverswall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


12/8 Church of St. Peter


Parish Church. C12 and C13. Core remodelled C15 and substantially
altered C17 and restored 1880 by Lynam. Coursed, squared and dressed
red sandstone; tiled roofs; verge parapets. West tower, nave, north
and south aisles and chancel. Tower: squat and square of approximately
3 stages with diagonal buttresses of four stages; raised string under
crenellated parapet, small pinnacles at angles; two-light, almost
round-arched bell chamber openings, 3-light west window with panel
tracery. Nave: clerestory of three C17 four-light chamfer mullion
windows. North aisle: C13,flat roofed behind parapet,buttressed at
angles;2, 2, 3,light windows, the former pair curvilinear the
latter geometric, all with labelled, virtually round arches; round
arch door to west bay. South aisle: similar,but all three 3-light
windows appear to date from the C19 work, small gabled porch over door on
west bay. Chancel: C12 of similar ridge but lower eaves height, two
wide bays divided by thin buttresses with lancets to either side of east
bay; east window of two round-arched lancets with tall round relieving
arch. Small C19 flat-roofed vestry to south side. Interior: nave
of 5 bays on round columns and with (C17) round arches, the west bay is
shorter and therefore pointed to achieve a similar height. Arch braced
collar roof with brattished purlins and exposed rafters, pointed C19
chancel arch by Lynam; chancel roof of trussed rafters, aisles beamed.
Pulpit C17 oak, octagonal and with miniature blind panel arcading of
typical style. Font: stone, octagonal on octagonal plinth. Glass:
Kempe, Holiday and Selwyn Image. Monuments: (chancel, north side
from west to east) Parker C17, painted; broken segmental pediment over
3 panels flanked by Corinthian pilasters, apron below. Sir Thomas Parker
1784 marble plaque with obelisk finial, figured urn in low relief, fluted
side bands. Countess of St. Vincent 1816 by Chantrey; marble, kneeling
figure (C17 plaque directly behind). South side: George Graddock 1643;
stone, exhuberantly powerful baroque high relief pedestal and urn, gadrooned
above cornice and with flanking festooning. Matthew Craddock; C17
painted plaque. The Craddock family were responsible for the work at
Caverswall Castle (q.v.). B.0.E. p. 95.

Listing NGR: SJ9516842788

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