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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7344 / 51°44'3"N

Longitude: -1.987 / 1°59'13"W

OS Eastings: 400996

OS Northings: 203964

OS Grid: SP009039

Mapcode National: GBR 2PD.8GD

Mapcode Global: VHB2J.HNXS

Plus Code: 9C3WP2M7+Q6

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 14 June 1948

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365122

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Stratton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Church. Early C12 and early C14 to south wall of nave; late
C15/early C16 south doorway; otherwise rebuilt and north nave
aisle added 1850. Coursed squared limestone; stone slate roofs
to chancel, vestry and north slope of north nave aisle,
artificial stone slate to south slope of north nave aisle,
Welsh slate to nave. Single-bay chancel, 3-bay nave with north
aisle, vestry in angle of chancel and north aisle, C20 timber
lean-to to west end of north aisle.
Chancel: east gable wall has C19 three-light pointed window
with reticulated tracery with hoodmould, diagonal offset
buttresses, chamfered plinth, one C19 two-light pointed window
with reticulated tracery and hoodmould to each of north and
south walls.
North nave aisle: east gable wall has C19 two-light pointed
window with reticulated tracery, offset angle buttress to
north-east angle, chamfered plinth, north wall has three C19
two-light pointed windows with reticulated tracery and
hoodmoulds, offset angle buttresses and chamfered plinth, west
wall has one similar window.
Nave: south wall has two 2-light windows with reticulated
tracery and hoodmoulds, to west C19 copy of that to east,
Norman lancet window with round head high up to west of east
window, C19 gabled porch with moulded stone pointed doorway
with hoodmould with sundial over, Welsh slate roof with coped
gable, west gable wall has 3-light pointed window with panel
tracery and hoodmould, small single-light window in gable
above, small bellcote with 2 bells at apex of gable.
INTERIOR of chancel has 2-bay barrel-vaulted ceiling with
arch-braced truss on carved stone corbels, north nave aisle
has unplastered barrel vault, nave has segmental plaster
ceiling; no plaster to walls. 3-bay pointed arcade between
nave and north aisle. Simple C19 furnishings; C19 stained
glass to east window of chancel, central window to north wall
of north nave aisle, Norman window to south wall of nave by TM
Cox, 1927, west window of nave; chancel has 7 late C18 and
early C19 marble wall memorials, 5 with urn decoration, two
similar early C19 memorials with urns to south wall of nave.
South door is early studded door with 3 panels formed by
applied moulding with Tudor-arched head in moulded stone
surround; over door inside porch is Norman Tree of Life
tympanum with dogtooth lintel.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P.426).

Listing NGR: SP0099603964

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