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Wychavon (District Authority)
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SP 01613 57205


SP 01 57; 10/74


Church of St Peter




Parish church. Early C15 incorporating probably C12 foundations, with late C15, early C16 and 1784 alterations; 1887 restoration by Ewan Christian. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. West tower, nave, chancel, north aisle and north chapel, north porch, south transept.

West tower: early C15, four stages, crenellated parapet, corner pinnacles, gargoyles below parapet; belfry stage: two trefoiled light window under 2-centred head; second stage: small square-headed window; west window on first stage: four cinquefoil lights under 2-centred head in chamfered reveal with label; west door: 4-centred arch with label. Nave and north aisle: early C15, aisle added late C15; north wall: five bays divided by stepped buttresses capped by pinnacles, crenellated parapet wall with moulded string course below, chamfered plinth; north porch in second bay from west rebuilt late C19: ogee-headed door with label, north door has 2-centred head with roll moulding and label, windows of three 2-centred lights under 2-centred head, the eastern window with four rather than three lights; south wall: four bays, three to west have three trefoiled light windows under 2-centred head in chamfered reveal; between two west windows a door with pointed segmental arch of two chamfered orders; east bay filled by south transept (Dormston Chapel) of 1784: three trefoiled light window under 2-centred head. Chancel: largely rebuilt 1887, small portion of C14 work in north wall with two trefoiled light window with square head; east window: three trefoiled lights under segmental pointed head; south wall: eastern window of two trefoiled lights under 2-centred heads, west window of two trefoiled lights under square head; priests' door between with pointed segmental head, chamfered surround.

INTERIOR: nave: tall tower arch with 2-centred head and two chamfered orders moulded continuously down jambs, containing organ; four-bay arcade to north aisle: 2-centred arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal columns with simple moulded capitals; arch to south transept: 2-centred arch with two chamfered orders, the inner dying into the responds; chancel arch 2-centred with two chamfered orders, responds have engaged shafts. Chancel: three-seat sedillia, each with a trefoiled head and piscina with 2-centred head in south wall. Roofs: all late C19; chancel: three-bay arch-braced collar roof; nave: Tudor arched barrel vault, plastered with timber ribs; lean-to roof over north aisle, south transept has rafter roof with scissor braces. Fittings: pulpit at south-east corner of nave, late C18 with Gothick panels; C17 communion table in north chapel; memorial to John Savage, died 1631 in south transept, table tomb bearing recumbent stone effigy with canopy supported on Corinthian columns, soffit of canopy has Gothic quatrefoil panels with sub-cusping, an interesting example of Gothic survival; square font on square pier, each side decorated with three medallions, bearing designs including lamb, cross and fleur-de-lys, soffit decorated with dog tooth ornament, c1200. Glass: east window north chapel C15 fragments in head and in west window of north aisle.

Listing NGR: SP0161357205


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1924), 427-429
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 200-201


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: 10 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15152/07
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