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Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 31936 13016



4/112 Church of St. Peter

22.11.66 GV I

Church. Mainly C15 with south-aisle added C16, restored c1870. Large well- coursed dressed stone, C20 Bradstone roof. Perpendicular. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel, north and south chancel chapels. 2-stage embattled tower has diagonal buttresses with offsets. Chamfered plinth, moulded band. West doorway with double-channelled surround has hoodmould. 3-light west window above with cusped lights and panel tracery; on south face 4 arrow-slits one above the other to light stair. 2-light belfry openings have cusped lights with quatrefoil over to each face; clock face set under to north. Projecting rainwater spouts at base of parapet with corner and central crocketted pinnacles. 4-bay nave and aisles has diagonal buttresses. North aisle has each bay articulated by offset buttresses, 2nd bay blind other bays have 3-light windows with double-chamfered surrounds, square heads and cusped lights; sides (west end) have same windows and coped lean-to roofs. South aisle, largely rebuilt c1870, has 2-light window to left of C15 porch in 2nd bay: segmental-pointed doorway of 2 orders with small niche over; diagonal buttresses and coped gable restored c1870. Interior of porch has fine oak king-post roof with boarded ceiling and moulded rafters and ridge, bratished wall plate. Inner doorway recut. Windows have round-headed lights with sunken spandrels. Coped division between nave and chancel continues to form offset buttress to chancel chapels which break forward: 2 bays to south, 3 bays to north, both with 3-light windows. Priest's door with round head to south and pointed arch to north. Lean-to roofs. East end has shallow-arched 3-light windows to chapels either side of taller 5-light window with reticulated tracery, possibly entirely c1870. Offset buttresses with pinnacles. Coped gable with cross finial.

Interior: aisle arcades have pointed arches of 2 orders with octagonal columns with moulded capitals, that to north lower under shallower roof pitch. Rood loft doorway has re-used C12 tympanum carved with Lamb and Cross and foliated border, spiral stair has Romanesque spiral-twist column. 3-bay arcades to chancel chapels. South chapel: C16 carved screen; partly occupied by organ; cusped piscina and original coved ceiling with heraldic painted bosses; wall monument c1682 to the Beaumont family; funeral hatchment. North chapel: C19 screen, a copy of that in south chapel; tomb niche; East window has fine C15 stained glass; wall monument to George Wentworth of Wooley, c1660. The south aisle west window has stained glass c1871 possibly by Morris and Co.

Furnishings: some original pews with carved bench ends with panel tracery to rear of church; C19 pews copy the design, front pews re-use C15 carved Gothic bench ends. C19 waggon roof to nave and chancel.

Listing NGR: SE3193613016


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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: 02 Nov 2007
Reference: IOE01/16987/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Robson. Source Historic England Archive
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