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Waverley (District Authority)
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SU 96814 44000


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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Books and journals
Bott, A, A Guide to the Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Godalming Surrey, (1987)
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I Rev. by Cherry, The Buildings of England: Surrey, (1971), 254-256


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 23 Aug 1999
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