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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Badgeworth, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8437 / 51°50'37"N

Longitude: -2.1243 / 2°7'27"W

OS Eastings: 391530

OS Northings: 216124

OS Grid: SO915161

Mapcode National: GBR 1LJ.9QY

Mapcode Global: VH94F.4X9J

Plus Code: 9C3VRVVG+F7

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 28 October 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091796

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134973

Location: Badgeworth, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL3

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Badgeworth

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Great Witcombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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4/21 Church of St Peter

Chapel of ease designed by Sidney Gambier Parry in the Early
English style, built in 1888. Random rock-faced limestone; red
tile roof. Nave with north and south aisles; south porch;
shallow south transept; gabled triple bell hanging; short
chancel. Rock-faced plinth with a flat-chamfered upper moulding.
South wall: gabled projecting porch left with panelled part-glazed
pointed doors, moulded hood and foliate stops. Image niche with
the figure of St Peter above. Four lancet windows with a scroll-
moulded continuous hoodmould to the right of the porch. Seven
trefoil-headed squat lancets to the clerestory. South transept
with buttresses with offsets projects forwards right: two tall
lancets lighting the gable end; bands of ashlar within the rock-
faced limestone; gabled triple bell bellcote rises from the east
side of the transept; three trefoil-headed bell hangings. Chancel
with corner buttresses: east window comprises 5 graded lancets
divided by mullions in alternate blocks of cream-coloured dressed
sandstone and red sandstone; large rectangular panel comprising a
chequer-board of red sandstone and cream-coloured sandstone;
single lancet windows in the north and south walls. Vestry with
basement: access to basement via a shouldered-arched doorway on
the north; paired lancets at first floor level; chimney with two
circular shafts rises from the eaves; plank door with a
shouldered-arched surround to a flat-roof extension on the west
side of the vestry. Five lancet windows to the north aisle; 7
trefoil headed lancets to the clerestory. Three-light west window
to nave comprising three graded lancets; an arcade below at the
west window alternates three lancets with two blind panels crossed
by bands of sandstone. Flat-coping and cross finials to the gable
ends. Wooden fleche towards the east end of the nave.
Interior: 4-bay nave with wagon roof with bracing rising from
engaged marble colonettes rising from moulded Early English style
capitals and moulded bases. Sill below the clerestory windows is
continued to form a string; lean-to roofs to the north and south
aisles. Single-bay chancel with panelled wagon roof. Four-bay
arcades divide the nave from the north and south aisles comprising
double-chamfered pointed arches rising from circular columns of
alternate red and yellow sandstone with moulded capitals. Double
pointed plank doorway from the north aisles to the vestry. Tall
pointed arch between the chancel and sanctuary with a moulded inner
arch supported on red sandstone columns. Wood block flooring to
nave; coloured tile and encaustic tile to the chancel and
sanctuary. Sedilia to the right of the altar formed by the
continuation downwards of the splay of the window above with two
trefoil-headed seats at each corner. Large shouldered credence
shelf flanked by engaged marble columns to the left of the altar.
The east bay of the nave forms the choir and is raised on two steps
and enclosed by a decorative wrought iron screen above a low stone
wall, comprising alternate bands of cream and red sandstone; the
wall and railing projects out at the north-west corner to form a
pulpit with canted sides; decorative wrought iron candlestick and
reading stand on the handrail of the pulpit. Simple cream-coloured
limestone reredos with engaged red sandstone columns with foliate
capitals and a moulded sill. C19 wooden altar table. Fine carved
late C17-early C18 oak chair in the sanctuary. C18 chest with
fielded panels and some chip-carved decoration in the south aisle.
Font at the west end of the church with a quatrefoil-shaped bowl,
the base comprises four conjoined colonettes of red sandstone with
moulded bases and capitals on an octagonal plinth; oak font cover
with wrought iron decoration. C19 stained glass in the east and
west windows by Heaton, Butler and Bayne c1888. Four simple C20
memorials on the south wall of the south aisle.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of
Dean, 1980)

Listing NGR: SO9153016124

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