CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1185897
Date first listed:
20-Mar-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bishopton
National Grid Reference:
NZ 36521 21247

Details

BISHOPTON HIGH STREET NZ 3621 (East side)

13/18 Church of St. Peter 20/3/67

II

Parish church. Probably C13; largely rebuilt and north aisle and tower added 1846-7 by Sharp and Paley. Coursed sandstone rubble with C19 red sandstone dressings; dressed limestone late medieval east bay of chancel; graduated green slate roofs. Tower on west end of north aisle; nave with north aisle; chancel with north organ chamber (former vestry). Mid C19 lancets and Geometrical traceried windows.

3-stage, diagonally-buttressed tower: polygonal stair turret on south-west corner; pointed windows and 2-light bell openings; medieval grave-slab fragment and cusped niche built into west face; embattled parapet. Mid C19 buttresses on nave and chancel. 3-bay nave: chamfered plinth; 3-light window in diagonally- buttressed west end; mainly 2-light windows, medieval grave slab and large diamond-shaped wall sundial (dated 1776 and inscribed FUGIT HORA) on south; steep roof with coped gables. Lower and narrower 2-bay chancel with lancets: 2 dedication crosses and 3 stepped lancets on diagonally-buttressed east end; steep roof with coped east gable. North aisle has mid C19 shouldered doorway and pent roof. Organ chamber has low-pitched pent roof.

Plain, plastered interior. In nave: C13 font (octagonal bowl on cylindrical stem) with C17 wood steeple cover; 1811 Hutchinson wall monument on south; mid C19 3-bay north arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches on cylindrical piers. Tall, chamfered mid C19 chancel arch; an original C13 trefoil-headed lancet in wall to north of arch. 1889 Caen stone and marble reredos. Mid C19 roofs: nave with 4 braced-collar trusses; chancel with 2 similar trusses.

Listing NGR: NZ3652121247

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
350376
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: 12 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01305/19
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