CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1157381
Date first listed:
29-Jul-1949
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, THE SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, THE SQUARE

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

County:
Hampshire
District:
East Hampshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Petersfield
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
SU 74648 23187

Details

141394 847/3/113 THE SQUARE 29-JUL-49 (South side) CHURCH OF ST PETER

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THE SQUARE 1. 1501 (South Side) Church of St Peter SU 7423 3/113 29.7.49.

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2. Church begun second quarter of C12, then cruciform with crossing tower. Tower not complete. Transepts extended to form wide aisles later in C12. These aisles embrace central West Tower. Chancel largely by Sir Arthur Blomfield 1873 and North porch also by Blomfield, 1885. Chapel, at East end of South aisle, coursed small rubble with herringbone flint bands. South aisle flush random rubble with freestone dressings; chancel similar. South aisle doorway C12 with roll moulding and nook shafts with waterleaf capitals. Battlements to aisles and to tower whose two lower, C12 stages are of random rubble and two upper, Perpendicular stages of coursed freestone. High pitched nave roof by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Many flat buttresses. Inside 4-bay nave has round piers with scalloped capitals, those of South aisle restored and squared. Perpendicular North aisle windows. Paired clerestory windows by Blomfield. Chancel arch and screen wall above was inner wall, of original crossing tower. Very richly ornamented. Many-chamfered chancel arch with roll, billet and chevron mouldings, and nook-shafts with waterleaf capitals. Second stage of this wall abuts on gable of chancel in centre, but since chancel is only of 1 storey, side windows of this stage and window of upper stage are external. At clerestory level 3 arches with rich mouldings, continuous abacus, many nook shafts and carved diaper work in spandrels. Single, round arched window, with single shafts, in attic stage. Restorations to South aisle and roof 1963 by Thomas Ford after damage by fire in 1962. Imposing monuments to Jolliffe family in lower stage of tower, especially one to George Jolliffe, killed on the "Bellerophon" at Aboukir Bay. Tombstone to John Small, the Father of English Cricket, in churchyard.

Forms a group with The Church Art Studio, Nos 22 and 23 Church Path.

Listing NGR: SU7462323210

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
141394
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15232/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Eric Skipper. Source Historic England Archive
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