Church of St Peter


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St Peter, Church Road


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Peter, Church Road

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

Reading (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 70889 74892


SU 7074 11/265

CHURCH ROAD (south side) Caversham Church of St Peter 22.5.57.


Church of England. Of various dates from C12, principally C15 and high Victorian. Pleasant flint built garish church with Bath stone dressings and old tile roof. West tower (1878) of three stages with hipped roof screened by high corbelled parapet, by Morris and Stallwood. Four gables to east (chancel and aisles of equal height, vestry to north slightly set back). Nothing remains of the Norman church except for the south doorway with crude chevron and a reset window now in the Vestry.

Five bay nave with three bay chancel (lengthened 1924-25 by Sir Ninian Comper). C15 north aisle with good perpendicular east chapel which has angel busts on capital; square frame three light windows. South aisle added 1878 (by Morris and Stallwood) three bays with three light east window with intersecting glazing.

Interior: nave has kingpost and wind brace roof. 1674 Loveday memorial in south aisle. Montague vault in north-east corner. Norman Purbeck marble font.

Listing NGR: SU7088974892


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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: 06 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/13150/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Washington. Source Historic England Archive
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