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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1118126



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Wokingham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Earley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41434

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EARLEY CHURCH ROAD (east side) SU 77W 4/1 Church of St. Peter

26.1.67 II

Parish Church. c1844 by J. Turner in Early English style, aisles and chancel added 1882-3. Grey vitreous brick with stone dressings, slate gabled and coped roofs. Nave, north and south aisles, chancel, north transept with organ chamber and vestry, south transept with Lady Chapel, embraced north west tower, south west porch, diagonal buttresses to east wall of nave. Brick plinth with stone capping, moulded stone string course under windows and carried up over porch as a hoodmould. 3 gabled dormers with 2-light trefoiled windows on each side of nave forming clerestoreys; 2-light plate traceried windows in aisles, 3-light geometrical tracery on east window to chancel and west windows to nave and south aisle. Tower:- 3 stages, moulded stone string at each stage, angled buttresses reaching second stage; moulded stone cornice, balustraded parapet, crocketted pinnacles at each corner; clock on 4 faces. Bulls eye window in second stage, single light pointed arched openings with louvres in third stage. Entrance doors under 2-centred arch with shafted jambs with moulded base and leaf heads. Interior:-5-bay nave with plain thin arch braced collar roof. North and south arcades with 2-centred arches, plain columns with moulded heads and capitals with a crocket in each corner. Carved stone reredos; frescoes by I. Pace (1905) stone pulpit with cable and diaper mouldings, fleuron and dogtooth ornament, and carved effigys of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Carved stone font of bowl and stem. Stained glass in east chancel window and west windows to nave and aisle. VCH Vol.III p.222. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.202.

Listing NGR: SU7453472154

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 222
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 202

National Grid Reference: SU 74534 72154


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