Church Of St Peter With Attached Railings

3 Jul 2000
Church Of St Peter With Attached Railings, Upton Lovell, West Wiltshire, Wiltshire, BA12 0JW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

UPTON LOVELL UPTON LOVELL VILLAGE ST 94 SW (south side) 3/154 Church of St Peter with attached railings 11.9.68 GV I Anglican parish church. C13, 1633 rebuilding, 1891 restoration by C.E. Ponting. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate roof. Plan: west tower, nave with north porch, south vestry, chancel. Gabled north porch with saddleback coped verge, moulded pointed doorway with quatrefoil over and datestone inscribed THIS HOUSE / IS THE HOUSE / OF PRAYER / 1633. North side of nave has C17 two-light mullioned and transomed window with semi-circular headed lights either side of porch, short buttress to left. C13 chancel has lancet and pilaster buttress to north side, roll-moulded string course and corbelled eaves, east end has C19 stepped lancets with hoodmould, south side has 2-light Perpendicular window to left. South side of nave has 2-light mullioned and transomed window with arched lights either side of gabled vestry with quatrefoil and 1633 datestone, saddleback coped verge with finial. C17 west tower with diagonal buttresses, ovolo-moulded semi-circular headed doorway with keystone, pair of arched lights to north side, middle stage has pair of recessed arched lights, bellstage has 2-light wooden louvred windows, moulded string course to plain parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles.

Interior: 3-bay king post nave roof with moulded tie-beams with carved bosses, the east one dated 1633, moulded purlins, principals and braces from stone corbels to tie-beams. Double chamfered tower arch, probably C14. Elliptical arches to north and south doors. Early C13 double chamfered chancel arch on half columns with keel moulded shafts, C19 capitals. Restored chancel has 2- bay arch-braced collar truss C19 roof, C13 roll-moulded string courses, chamfered trefoil piscina on south wall and aumbry on north wall with zig zag ornament, C17 wainscot panelled reredos, C19 rerearch to east window on shafts with C13 moulded bases, stained glass to Sarah Ingram died 1898. Other fittings: restored C12 stone font bowl on C19 base, C17-style 1898 seating in nave and chancel, 1890s communion rail, polygonal pulpit given by Rev.

Crockett. 1717 George I Royal Arms, painted on board, on north wall of nave. Monuments: Late C14 effigy of knight, John, 5th Lord Lovell of Tidmarsh died 1408 against south wall of chancel.

C15 brass to a priest. Limestone gothic tablet on south wall of nave to John Raxworthy died 1776 and other members of family up to Louisa died 1840. Classical black and white marble to Fanny Raxworthy died 1871 by Tyler of Bristol. C19 cast-iron spearhead railings attached to north west and south west corners of tower.

(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9449040840


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0121 IOE Records taken by Antony Barrington-Brown; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Antony Barrington-Brown. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Barrington-Brown, Antony

Rights Holder: Barrington-Brown, Antony


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