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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0653 / 51°3'55"N

Longitude: -3.9182 / 3°55'5"W

OS Eastings: 265687

OS Northings: 131307

OS Grid: SS656313

Mapcode National: GBR KX.F57J

Mapcode Global: FRA 26P9.FD1

Plus Code: 9C3R338J+4P

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98923

Location: East and West Buckland, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: East and West Buckland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: West Buckland St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 63 SE
3/70 Church of St Peter

Parish Church C15 fabric to tower, otherwise rebuilt and tower restored 1860-3 by R
D Gould. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with coped gable ends and
apex crosses. Crested ridge tiles to chancel and south porch.
West tower, nave, chancel and south aisle. Tower of 3 stages. Embattled parapet.
Diagonal buttresses. Straight-headed bell-openings of two 4-centred arched lights
on south and east side. Single light to west and north side and to second stage,
south side. C19 Decorated style pointed arched west window of 3 lights above
doorway with pointed arched hoodmould, right-hand corbel missing. C19 2-light
windows to each end of south aisle. C19 south porch with apex gablet, segmental
arched doorway and corbel hoodmould, and, pointed arched inner doorway. Two 2-light
windows to south side, with 3 trefoiled nave clerestory windows above. Small
elongated quatrefoil window to left of single light window to south side of chancel,
3-light pointed arched east window with human head corbels to the hoodmould. Blind
trefoil panel above. Vestry window and 3 nave north side windows of 2 lights.
Interior: C19 crown post roof to nave with corbelled out wall posts and
intermediate queen post trusses. Scissor-braced roof to chancel, and unusual
windbracing to monopitch roof of south aisle. South arcade of 3 bays with
segmental pointed arches springing from circular marble piers. C15 semi-circular
headed tower arch with moulded piers. Pointed chancel arch with decorative
patterned tiles to the outer arch, the inner arch springing from short marble
colonnettes. Cusped-headed piscina to north wall of chancel, and double trefoil-
headed sedilia on south side with central marble colonnette. Patterned tiled
reredos. C19 furnishings including altar table with 3 pierced cusped headed panels
to front, pulpit, chandeliers and nave seating intact. C19 stained glass to east

Listing NGR: SS6568731307

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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