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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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SO 26733 47544


WHITNEY ON WYE CP WHITNEY ON WYE SO 24 NE 5/115 Church of St Peter and St Paul 16.10.67 - II* Parish church. Possible C12 origins, altered C14, largely rebuilt in 1740 (after partial destruction by flood water in 1720) and altered in 1903. Part dressed rubble with ashlar dressings, part ashlar; stone-tiled roofs laid in diminishing courses with decorative ridge tiles, gable-end parapet to chancel and cross finials at gable ends. West tower, three- bay nave with south doorway and two-bay chancel with north vestry. West tower: partly rebuilt in 1903. Three stages with strings (except beneath belfry stage). Lower stage has chamfered rectangular lights with metal bars to the north and south and a square-headed west doorway. The second stage has similar windows to north, south and west elevations. The belfry stage has round-arched louvred bell chamfer openings to the east and west, a rectangular opening on the north side and a 2-light opening with round-arched lights partly concealed behind a clockface on the south side. Above is a tall embattled parapet, pyramidal roof and weathervane. Nave: the north elevation has a raking buttress between two 2-light windows in the easternmost and central bays and at the western end is a rectangular light with a cusped head. The south elevation has two 2-light windows in the easternmost and central bays and, at the western end, is a large round- headed window with its original Georgian leaded glass. To the east of this window is the south doorway. This has a moulded cornice, banded rustication and round-headed archway in pink sandstone ashlar and its original studded and battened door. Chancel: some medieval walling survives on the north and east sides. The 2-light east window is late C14 and probably in situ. In the south elevation are two 2-light windows flanking a round-headed chamfered uoorway. (This doorway is blocked and contains a timber First World War memorial). North vestry is gabled and has a 2-light north end window and a chamfered round- headed east doorway. Interior: there is a round-headed chancel arch. In the west wall of the nave is a C16 rectangular light. Both nave and chancel have wagon roofs. The chancel has an early C17 reredos which has a four-bay overmantel with three terminal figure reliefs, two enriched arcaded panels and a frieze carved with dolphins and three shields. One shield is dated 1629. The reredos is flanked by reused C17 and C19 panelling. The altar rails are of 1740 date and have turned balusters and a moulded handrail. The font has a hemispherical bowl of probable C12 date, on a C14 moulded octagonal base and square plinth with spur ornaments. The ornately carved four-sided timber pulpit is an early C20 reproduction in the Jacobean style. The dado in the chancel and nave is made from reused C17 panelling which is also incorporated into the backs of the pews and includes a cupboard door dated 1704. There are also some C16 bench ends with shaped tops and elbow rests incorporated in the pews. The west gallery is of circa 1740 date and has turned balusters and a moulded handrail, and also a dogleg staircase with square newels and shaped finials at its north side. Memorials: the south chancel wall has a late C17 memorial to Thomas Williams, died 1698, with a segmental pediment, achieve- ment of arms, Ionic columns and garlanded base. There is also a memorial to Joan Spencer, died 1826, and numerous memorials to members of the Dew family of mid-C19 and later dates. In the nave is a memorial to Ann Powell, died 1823, with a swagged urn relief and a memorial to Alice Dew, died 1855, with lily-of-the-valley relief garlands. (RCHM, III, p 203, item 1; BoE, p 320).

Listing NGR: SO2673347544

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 27 October 2017.


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 203
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 320
War Memorials Online, accessed 27 October 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 27 October 2017 from


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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