CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1296560
Date first listed:
26-Jan-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, B 4348

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, B 4348

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Peterchurch
National Grid Reference:
SO 34496 38520

Details

SO 33 NW; 9/158

PETERCHURCH CP, B4348 (off west side), Peterchurch

Church of St Peter

26/1/67

I

Parish church. Mid-C12 with late C13/early C14 alterations, and restorations of 1869, 1879, 1906 and the early 1980's. Rubble with sandstone dressings, tiled roofs and fibre glass spire. Late C13 west tower; nave and chancel in two divisions with apse, mid-C12, north porch 1888.

West tower: late C13 with stone spire, reduced to a stump c1950 and replaced in early 1980's in fibre glass. Five stages, offset to top stage, plain parapet, battered plinth with string, stepped diagonal buttresses; belfry openings of two trefoiled lights under 2-centred heads, square-headed window in east wall of fourth stage below clock face; third stage: each wall has a single trefoiled light window; door in north wall of first stage with 2-centred head, single trefoiled light window to west; ground floor: south wall: narrow door with cinquefoil head, chamfered jambs, with relieving-arch above. Nave: south wall: Two-trefoiled-light window under 2-centred head to west end, late C13; to right mid-C12 south door, semicircular head, enriched by chevroned and billeted label; plain tympanum; engaged shafts with scalloped capitals; to east a C12 semicircular-headed window and two late C19 lancets. North wall: two C12 semicircular-headed windows flank stone north porch of 1888; north door: C14 with 2-centred head of two orders and label; two C12 semicircular-headed windows; C14 window to east of two trefoiled lights under 2-centred head; to east of this two small restored C12 semicircular-headed windows, one above the other, lighting staircase, pilaster buttress to corner. Chancel: west division: late C13 2-trefoiled-light window with 2-centred head cut through C12 window to west, to east a C12 semi-circular-headed window, same in north and south walls; east division: restored cornice with roll moulding; one C12 semicircular-headed window in north wall reflected on south wall, with additionally a C13 lancet to west; apse: divided into three panels by pilaster buttresses, restored string with cable decoration below windows, roll to edge of cornice; one semicircular-headed C12 window to each panel.

INTERIOR: chancel: arch to apse semicircular of two plain orders with enriched chamfered imposts; arch between east and west divisions: semicircular of two orders on west face, enriched with chevron ornament, and enriched chamfered imposts; arch to nave: semicircular of two plain orders to west with enriched chamfered imposts. In north-west corner square-headed entrance to spiral staircase, which is probably C12 providing access to a presumed lost tower over the west division of the chancel. Nave: crude segmental headed opening to north-east corner from staircase, possibly providing access to lost rood. Late C13 tower door with 2-centred head of two chamfered orders; C13 first-floor door above with 2-centred head. Piscina in south wall of nave: cinquefoil head, quatrefoil drain, C14. Roofs: nave: late C19 coupled-rafter roof with collars, straight angle braces and ashlar pieces, central tie beam with crown post, collar purlin; chancel: west division: probably C17, restored late C19, two bays, tie-beam truss with collar and four queen struts; east division: similar to west division. Fittings: altar: stone slab with five consecration crosses, chamfered soffit, on C18/C19 pedestal. South door, planks nailed to battens, C12/C13 strap hinges with bifurcated terminals. Font: tub-shaped bowl, cable and chevron ornament to rim, cable to base, C12. There is a medieval stone coffin near the north porch (not included).

Listing NGR: SO3449238519

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
153780
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 209-213

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: 24 Oct 2002
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