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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marchington, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8739 / 52°52'25"N

Longitude: -1.7965 / 1°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 413795

OS Northings: 330728

OS Grid: SK137307

Mapcode National: GBR 4BC.W1K

Mapcode Global: WHCFX.C1S5

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 12 January 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273858

Location: Marchington, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST14

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Marchington

Built-Up Area: Marchington

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Marchington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


7/151 Church of St. Peter
- II*

Parish Church. 1742; chancel rebuilt late C19. By Richard Trubshaw.
Red brick with ashlar plinth and dressings; plain tile roof with crested
ridge tiles to chancel, and coped verges. Classical style; West Tower,
4-bay nave; 2-bay chancel with angle buttresses and North vestry.
West tower: 2 stages, capped by octagonal cupola with leaded roof, ball
finial and weather vane; round-headed West doorway with keyed surround,
the semi-circular head blocked with ashlar and a projecting corbel
decorated with a vanquished dragon and supporting a statue of St. George,
part of a 1914-18 war memorial, circular keyed oculus over, blind round-
headed window to south with raised keystone; second stage marked by a
stone band, louvred round-headed windows with raised keys to north,
south and west sides, the latter surmounts a clock within a moulded
stone surround; cupola has similar louvred windows to each side, that
to the east blind. Nave: Round-headed windows with keyed surrounds.
Chancel: Gothic style; pointed windows of 2 cinquefoil headed lights
and cusped tracery above. Vestry has pointed door to north and pointed
window to south. Interior: Pointed chancel arch with outer chamfered
arch and inner ovolo-moulded arch springing from marble shafts with
foliated capitals and corbel bases; nave roof of king post construction
with braces extending from king post to principals, and angle struts
extended from tie beam to principals, 2 pairs of purlins; chamfered and
stopped ceiling beams in West tower. Fittings: plain octagonal stone
font; hexagonal wooden pulpit with splat balusters linking it to the
north wall; nave has panelled wooden dado and complete set of benches;
balustrated wooden rails at entrance to chancel and to sanctuary,
probably parts of one altar rail originally. Monuments: Alabaster
chest tomb, Walter Vernon d.1592 and his wife Mary Littleton, slab
incised with 2 figures; marble wall tablets to Robert Deaville d.1831
and to William Towers Minors Esq. d.1801. B.O.E. p.201-2.

Listing NGR: SK1379530728

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 25 October 2017.

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