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Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Fenny Compton
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SP 41699 52119


FENNY COMPTON CHURCH STREET SP4052 (South side) 6/48 Church of St. Peter and St. 30/05/67 Clare (Formerly listed as Church of St. Clare)


Church. Late C13/early C14 chancel, largely rebuit late C18/C19 and late C19; late C13 nave; late C14 north aisle, west tower and spire, and porch. C16 clerestory. Porch partly remodelled 1675. South aisle, restoration and tracery largely renewed 1879 by T.G. Jackson. Ironstone: chancel, clerestory, north aisle and tower regular coursed; south aisle of coursed rubble. Lead roofs have moulded parapets and shallow-pitched gable parapets. Chancel, aisled nave, north porch and west tower. Decorated style. 3-bay chancel, 3-bay nave. Chancel has plinth, double-stepped to east, and south diagonal and north-east buttresses; aisles have diagonal buttresses. Chancel has 3-light east window with reticulated tracery and hood mould. North side has blocked doorway partly inserted into it. Three 2-light south windows have cinqfoiled lights. North porch has low diagonal buttresses. C14 moulded arched doorway has hood mould with block stops, and C17 double-leaf plank doors. Datestone in gable. Late C14 north doorway of 2 sunk-chamfered orders has hood mould with head stops. Ancient studded 3-plank door. Two north windows of 2 trefoiled round arched lights in square head with moulded jambs and hood mould. 3-light east window has segmental arch and trefoiled lights. 2-light west window has simple cusped reticulated tracery. Hood moulds with block stops. South aisle has 4 buttresses. Central south doorway of 2 chamfered orders with hood mould and foliage stops. Four 2-light south windows have cusped Y-tracery. East and west windows similar to north aisle. 3-bay clerestory has 2-light windows; C16 with 4-centred lights to north, C19 with trefoiled lights to south. Tower of 2 stages. Double chamfered plinth. West diagonal buttresses have 4 offsets up to parapet. Blocked west door. Late C14 west window of 2 orders, with cinqfoiled reticulated tracery and hood mould with head stops. Similar trefoiled bell openings, but with return stops. North and south gargoyles. Recessed octagonal spire with small lucarnes. Interior: plastered walls. Chancel has C19 south recess with segmental-pointed arch. C19 roof, with one reset medieval head corbel. C14 chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner on half-octagon shafts with moulded capitals and bases, and hood mould with return stops. Nave has 5-bay C14 north arcade of 2 chamfered orders and octagonal pillars with moulded capitals and bases; easternmost bay has fragmentary foliage carving. Blocked square headed doorway to former roof loft. Similar south arcade of 1879. Low-pitched roof has simply-moulded cambered tie beams with wall posts on stone corbels. Aisles have chamfered cambered tie beams and chamfered rib. Fittings: C17 communion rails with twisted balusters. Font has C19 bowl on old cylindrical stem and square base. Pulpit of 5 late C17 fielded panels. North aisle has plain locker with fielded panel door and H-hinges. C17 chest. Stained glass: north aisle east window c.1883. Monuments: chancel has reset brass with inscription to Richard Willis 1597. Elizabeth Croker 1719: wall monument with flaming urn. (V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.I, pp.48-9; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.293).

Listing NGR: SP4168852157


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Bedford, (1904), 48-9
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 293


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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