CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1285238
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1963
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MAIN STREET

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Little Wittenham
National Grid Reference:
SU 56638 93449

Details

LITTLE WITTENHAM MAIN STREET SU5693 (West side) 10/59 Church of St. Peter 14/06/63

GV II*

Church. C14 tower, rest of church rebuilt by Charles Buckeridge c.1863. Uncoursed squared limestone with stone dressings, old plain-tile roof; stone end stack to vestry. 3-bay nave, chancel, vestry and west tower. Early English style. Gabled stone porch to centre of nave with 2-centred archway on foliate-capped columns. 2-centre arched doorway with plank door. Plate tracery windows to nave, cusped plate tracery windows to chancel. Tower to left with octagonal stair turret, 2-light window of reticulated tracery to left return, cross-slits to rear and left return. 2-light louvred openings of reticulated tracery to top stage. Battlemented parapet. Interior: C19 stained glass window by Clayton and Bell. Sedilia and piscina to right of marble reredos. Recessed altar tomb of c.1483 to Geoffrey Kidwelly to left with shields to panels of altar base and brass to top; quatrefoil carving to recess with cusped tudor arch and buttress-shafts. Good collection of monuments and brasses to tower: alabaster monument to Sir William Dunch and family, of 2 effigies, she recumbent, he on his side with his head on his arm, obelisks to each end. Good brasses to Dunch and Winchcombe families. C19 fittings including pews and choir stalls with wrought-iron candelabra, stone pulpit, and font with pinnacled wood cover. Scissor-braced roofs to both nave and chancel. (V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol IV, 1924, p.383-4; Buildings of England: Berkshire, 1975, p.169).

Listing NGR: SU5663893449

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
248672
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 383-4

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: 13 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08714/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr George P. Pells. Source Historic England Archive
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