History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Reading, Oxfordshire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.5424 / 51°32'32"N

Longitude: -1.045 / 1°2'42"W

OS Eastings: 466322

OS Northings: 183041

OS Grid: SU663830

Mapcode National: GBR B38.6LY

Mapcode Global: VHCYX.THWG

Plus Code: 9C3WGXR3+XX

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 9 February 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247052

Location: Checkendon, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG8

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Checkendon

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Checkendon

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

09/02/59 Church of St. Peter and St.

Church. C12 nave, chancel and apse; C15 west tower and south porch.
Coursed flint with stone dressing; plain tile roof to chancel and apse (roof
of nave not visible). 2 bay nave, 2 bay chancel, and apse. Porch to left
of centre of nave; 2-centre archway; Perpendicular 2-light windows to each
return of porch. Romanesque doorway to nave; round arch supported on
columns with decorated capitals. Restored tympanum. Studded door.
Perpendicular 3-light window to left of porch and 3-light panel tracery window
to right. Perpendicular 2-light window to left of chancel; door to centre with
4-centred arch to top. Romanesque past window to apse: 2-light window to
left. Interior: Romanesque nave and chancel arches supported on columns with
richly carved capitals. C13 wall paintings to apse: a procession of apostles.
C15 brasses to chancel floor. C15 roof to nave with carved bosses where ribs
intersect. C16 font. Collection of funerary monuments in chancel. Sculpture
by Eric Kennington to blocked north door of nave. Window by Laurence Whistler.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, pp.533-4).

Listing NGR: SU6631683041

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.