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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Petersfield, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0032 / 51°0'11"N

Longitude: -0.9375 / 0°56'14"W

OS Eastings: 474648

OS Northings: 123187

OS Grid: SU746231

Mapcode National: GBR CC9.3S9

Mapcode Global: FRA 86XG.JKX

Plus Code: 9C3X2337+72

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 29 July 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 141394

ID on this website: 101157381

Location: St Peter's Church, Petersfield, East Hampshire, GU32

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Petersfield

Built-Up Area: Petersfield

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Petersfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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847/3/113 THE SQUARE
29-JUL-49 (South side)


(South Side)
Church of St Peter
SU 7423 3/113 29.7.49.


Church begun second quarter of C12, then cruciform with crossing tower. Tower not complete. Transepts extended to form wide aisles later in C12. These aisles embrace central West Tower. Chancel largely by Sir Arthur Blomfield 1873 and North porch also by Blomfield, 1885. Chapel, at East end of South aisle, coursed small rubble with herringbone flint bands. South aisle flush random rubble with freestone dressings; chancel similar. South aisle doorway C12 with roll moulding and nook shafts with waterleaf capitals. Battlements to aisles and to tower whose two lower, C12 stages are of random rubble and two upper, Perpendicular stages of coursed freestone. High pitched nave roof by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Many flat buttresses. Inside 4-bay nave has round piers with scalloped capitals, those of South aisle restored and squared. Perpendicular North aisle windows. Paired clerestory windows by Blomfield. Chancel arch and screen wall above was inner wall, of original crossing tower. Very richly ornamented. Many-chamfered chancel arch with roll, billet and chevron mouldings, and nook-shafts with waterleaf capitals. Second stage of this wall abuts on gable of chancel in centre, but since chancel is only of 1 storey, side windows of this stage and window of upper stage are external. At clerestory level 3 arches with rich mouldings, continuous abacus, many nook shafts and carved diaper work in spandrels. Single, round arched window, with single shafts, in attic stage. Restorations to South aisle and roof 1963 by Thomas Ford after damage by fire in 1962. Imposing monuments to Jolliffe family in lower stage of tower, especially one to George Jolliffe, killed on the "Bellerophon" at Aboukir Bay. Tombstone to John Small, the Father of English Cricket, in churchyard.

Forms a group with The Church Art Studio, Nos 22 and 23 Church Path.

Listing NGR: SU7462323210

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