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Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 48049 94140


DRAYTON CHURCH LANE SU4894 (East side) 6/12 Church of Saint Peter 09/02/66


Church. Circa 1200 origins; C13. navel C15 north aisle and west tower; chancel arch c.1855, and arch to tower; chancel and south transept restored, with some rebuilding, c.1855; south porch restored c.1879 by E. Dolby of Abingdon; church restored after fire of 1959. Stone uncoursed rubble; stone ashlar to end of south transept; coursed squared stone to chancel; copper sheet roof to nave; lead roof to south transept, and to north aisle; old plain-tile roof to chancel. 6-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, north aisle, south transept and west tower. 2-centred archway on octagonal half-columns to porch at centre of nave. Stone benches to interior and C19 roof. 2-centre arched doorway with hood mould and 2-centre arched 6-panel door (dated 1700 to panels). C19 Perpendicular style windows to nave. C20 Perpendicular tracery window to end of transept. Lancets to sides of transept, Round-arched doorway with plank door to centre of chancel. C19 paired lancets to left and right, with hood moulds. Triple lancet window to east end of chancel. C19 Perpendicular tracery window to east end of north aisle. 3-liqht Perpendicular windows to north aisle, with some C19 restoration. West end of north aisle has 2-light stone mullion window with cusped lights and hood mould, Tower has 4-centred arched doorway to west side with quatrefoil spandrels and plank door. 3-light Perpendicular tracery. Window with 2-centre arched head above. 2-light stone mullioned louvred opening with cusped lights to each side of top of tower. South face has stair turret to right with slit windows. Battlemented parapet to tower. Interior: 2-bay arch-braced collar truss roof to chancel with cusped struts rising from collar, and having cusped wind braces, C19 piscina and sedillia to right of altar. C19 choirstalls, C15 lancet into vestry. 2 centred segmental arch to organ bay. C19 two-centred chancel arch of curved corbels. Perpendicular roof to south transept with wood tracery above collar, on stone corbels carved with winged angels. C15 alabaster reredos. 2-centred transept arch on carved stone corbels. Lean-to roof to north aisle. Perpendicular north arcade of 4 four-centred arches on shafts of four-shafts-and-four-hallows section. C20 six-bay king-post roof to nave. C17 wood hexagonal pulpit to right of chancel arch. Romanesque stone barrel font. Some C15 pews. (Buildings of England: Berkshire: pl30, l975)

Listing NGR: SU4804994140


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 130


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: 07 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00464/27
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