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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9784 / 52°58'42"N

Longitude: -1.8918 / 1°53'30"W

OS Eastings: 407361

OS Northings: 342342

OS Grid: SK073423

Mapcode National: GBR 37R.8JW

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.XD9K

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275023

Location: Alton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Alton

Built-Up Area: Alton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

ALTON C.P. HIGH STREET (North-west side)
SK 0642-0742
3/1/67 Church of St. Peter

Parish Church. C12 core with C13 and C18 additions, restored and
enlarged 1831 and extended 1884-5 by J.R. Naylor. Mainly C19 ashlar
with edged herringbone tooling and C13 coursed and squared sandstone
blocks; slate and plain tile roofs with coped verges. West tower,
with angle buttresses, 5-bay nave and aisles, single-bay chancel, south
vestry. West tower: C13 with later alterations; 3 stages with
crenellated parapets; pointed west door of 2 main roll and fillet
moulded orders springing from cylindrical shafts with palmette capitals
and water holding bases; second stage has a late C14 pointed west
window of 3 cinquefoil-headed lights with hood mould terminating in
heads, segmental pointed belfry openings of 3 trefoil-headed lights with
Perpendicular tracery over; gargoyles to north and south. North aisle:
pointed windows. South aisle: 1830. Pointed windows with Y-tracery
and returned hood moulds, blind lancet with returned hood mould over a
Tudor arch doorway with roll and hollow mouldings and hood mould terminating
in square blocks; coved eaves and crenellated parapet. Chancel:
1884-5; north window of 3 lights with cinquefoiled heads under a
segmental arch, pointed east window of 3 cinquefoil-headed lights with
Perpendicular tracery and a returned hood mould. Vestry: south window
of 3 lights with cinquefoiled heads under a segmental arch. Interior:
C12 north arcade, restored, cylindrical columns, square abaci and
double chamfered semi-circular arches; south arcade c. 1830, stilted round
arches springing from tall cyldrical columns with octagonal abaci to the
capitals. C19 wide 4-centred chancel arch springing from engaged
cylindrical columns with moulded capitals and bases, outer roll and fillet
moulding; tall pointed tower arch with 2 massive wave-moulded orders;
nave has a plaster ceiling, north aisle has a plaster ceiling with beams,
one dated "G. W. 1743". Fittings: font probably C15 but recut.
octagonal with panelled and traceried sides; late C19 wooden pulpit,
semi-octagonal, heavily carved; painting of the interior of the
church of c. 1830 before the restoration and enlargement; plaque
commemorating restoration and enlargement of church in 1831. Monuments:
Bill family memorial of 1782, marble wall plaque. Wall painting:
above the north arcade remnants of a late C14 painting depicting the
story of the Three Quick and the Three Dead. B.O.E. p. 55.

Listing NGR: SK0736142342

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