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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: 1182891



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wallingford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Dec-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Feb-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 249326

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WALLINGFORD THAMES STREET SU6089SE (East side) Wallingford 11/159 Church of St. Peter (Formerly listed as St. 09/12/49 Peter's Church)

GV II* Church, now redundant. Started 1763, contractors William Toovey and Joseph Tuckwell; 1767 paved, pewed and stuccoed under supervision of Sir Robert Taylor; spire added to Sir Robert Taylor's design in 1776-7; chancel added 1904 by Sydney Stephenson. Flint plinth to nave; ashlar stone to nave and chancel; knapped flint with stone quoins and bands to tower; old plain-tile roof to chancel; Welsh slate roof to nave; stone open-work spire. 4-bay nave, apsidal chancel and west tower. Classical style with Gothick spire and Gothic Revival apse. 6-panel double door with fanlight to round-topped doorway with damaged moulded stone surround to west face of tower. 4 round-arched windows with damaged keystones and imposts blocks to each side of nave, Quoins to end of nave. Shaped cornice and plain parapet to eaves of nave. Early C20 reticulated tracery windows to apse. Early C20 rose window to north side of apse. 3-light Y-tracery window above west door. Panel inscribed "This church was finished A.D. MDCCLXIX, The Spire A.D. MDCCLXXVII". Clock face to each side of top of tower, except to north. Open-work stone Gothick spire. Interior: shallow segmental-arched coffered ceiling to nave. Late C18 font and pews. Stained glass to east window by Morris and Co. of 1918. External wall monument to Sir William Blackstone and family on south side of nave to right. Gothick-arched surround with 3 armorial shields to base and inscribed panel above. History: church replaced one destroyed during seige of Wallingford in 1646. Sir William Blackstone took a keen interest in the building of the tower and spire and paid for the southern clock face which could be visible from his house, Castle Priory (now Castle Priory College, q.v.). (V.C.H. : Berkshire, Vol.III, 1923, p.539-40; Buildings of England: Berkshire, 1966, p.248; "History of the Church of St. Peter, Wailingford" guide-book by I. Taggart).

Listing NGR: SU6093489458

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1923), 539-40
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 248
Taggart, I , History of the Church of St Peter Wallingford Guide Book

National Grid Reference: SU 60934 89458


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