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Cotswold (District Authority)
Duntisbourne Abbots
National Grid Reference:
SO 97080 07896



9/45 Church of St. Peter



Parish church. C12 with C13 fenestration; C13 chancel and C15 tower; south aisle added by Waller & Son in 1872 restoration. Random rubble and dressed limestone; stone slate roof. Nave with north and south aisles; chancel, west tower and south porch; vestry to north of chancel. Tower of 2 stages with parapet gables to saddleback roof; C13 2-light west window with hoodmould; small lancet to south in Norman opening; square-headed bell openings to 3 faces of belfry, each with quatrefoil-pierced stone grille. North aisle with lean-to roof: C14 2-light to west and very large quoins in north west corner; 2 paired C13 windows with trefoil heads in square openings face north. Double pitcned roof to south aisle with re-erected Early English south doorway with hoodmould and repositioned south porch: pierced cross porch vent in square opening over pointed arch; brass memorial shield to Anthony Sly, dated 1736, mounted to left of porch arch; stone sundial above vent; stone seats inside each with small lancet above in side wall; C19 roof. South aisle has paired, very plain lancets in south wall, and a paired lancet with hoodmould in west end wall; single lancet in east with quatrefoil in tracery over trefoil head; single buttress with offsets to south wall. East window to chancel is 2-light with plate tracery; single trefoil-headed lancet in north wall, 2 in south; clasping buttress at south east corner. North vestry has shouldered arched doorway and single trefoil-headed lancet facing east. All gables have parapets with cross-gablet saddles and trefoil-headed side panels. Interior was completely scraped in 1872 restoration and now has ribbon-pointed masonry. 2-bay north and south nave arcades: the north is Transitional, the single cylindrical column having a scalloped capital; matching C19 arcade to south. Late Norman tower arch with plain abaci to piers. Chancel arch is triplet by Waller: base walls with chamfered corners and pyramid stops below side arches support paired granite columns with crocket capitals, trefoil heads to side arches. 4-bay nave root with king-post. trusses and curved wind braces; wagon roof in south aisle with corbel table above arcade. Pointed arched openings from south aisle and chancel into organ chamber. Raised stone floor is chancel; walls plastered late C20; C19 3-bay roof with arched braced collar-trusses and curved wind braces; round arched doorway into vestry. Square-headed aumbry in east chancel wall; pedestal piscina in south at very low level due to raising of floor in C19. Flat-fronted C19 stone lecturn in nave; Medieval stone coffin in north aisle, and square-headed aumbry in north wall; very small aumbry in south wall at east end of aisle; circular Norman stone font in south aisle with carved trilobed foliage to bowl in low relief; south door is possibly Medieval with C15 closing ring; some C19 memorial tablets especially at west end of nave. Stained glass to all windows by Lavers, Barraud & Westlake of 1878 causes a very dark interior. Originally a possession of St. Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. Commanding position in village. (D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979; A. Carver, The Story of Duntisbourne Abbots, 1966.)

Listing NGR: SO9708007896


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Books and journals
Carver, A, The Story of Duntisbourne Abbots, (1966)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire The Cotswolds, (1979)


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: 19 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05184/08
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