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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Woolley, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6127 / 53°36'45"N

Longitude: -1.5187 / 1°31'7"W

OS Eastings: 431936

OS Northings: 413016

OS Grid: SE319130

Mapcode National: GBR KVTN.ZN

Mapcode Global: WHCBC.NG08

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342417

Location: Woolley, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Woolley

Built-Up Area: Woolley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(east side)

4/112 Church of St. Peter


Church. Mainly C15 with south-aisle added C16, restored c1870. Large well-
coursed dressed stone, C20 Bradstone roof. Perpendicular. West tower, nave,
north and south aisles, south porch, chancel, north and south chancel chapels.
2-stage embattled tower has diagonal buttresses with offsets. Chamfered plinth,
moulded band. West doorway with double-channelled surround has hoodmould.
3-light west window above with cusped lights and panel tracery; on south face
4 arrow-slits one above the other to light stair. 2-light belfry openings have
cusped lights with quatrefoil over to each face; clock face set under to north.
Projecting rainwater spouts at base of parapet with corner and central crocketted
pinnacles. 4-bay nave and aisles has diagonal buttresses. North aisle has each
bay articulated by offset buttresses, 2nd bay blind other bays have 3-light windows
with double-chamfered surrounds, square heads and cusped lights; sides (west end)
have same windows and coped lean-to roofs. South aisle, largely rebuilt c1870, has
2-light window to left of C15 porch in 2nd bay: segmental-pointed doorway of 2 orders
with small niche over; diagonal buttresses and coped gable restored c1870. Interior
of porch has fine oak king-post roof with boarded ceiling and moulded rafters and
ridge, bratished wall plate. Inner doorway recut. Windows have round-headed lights
with sunken spandrels. Coped division between nave and chancel continues to form
offset buttress to chancel chapels which break forward: 2 bays to south, 3 bays to
north, both with 3-light windows. Priest's door with round head to south and pointed
arch to north. Lean-to roofs. East end has shallow-arched 3-light windows to
chapels either side of taller 5-light window with reticulated tracery, possibly
entirely c1870. Offset buttresses with pinnacles. Coped gable with cross finial.

Interior: aisle arcades have pointed arches of 2 orders with octagonal columns with
moulded capitals, that to north lower under shallower roof pitch. Rood loft
doorway has re-used C12 tympanum carved with Lamb and Cross and foliated border,
spiral stair has Romanesque spiral-twist column. 3-bay arcades to chancel chapels.
South chapel: C16 carved screen; partly occupied by organ; cusped piscina and original
coved ceiling with heraldic painted bosses; wall monument c1682 to the Beaumont
family; funeral hatchment. North chapel: C19 screen, a copy of that in south chapel;
tomb niche; East window has fine C15 stained glass; wall monument to George
Wentworth of Wooley, c1660. The south aisle west window has stained glass c1871
possibly by Morris and Co.

Furnishings: some original pews with carved bench ends with panel tracery to rear
of church; C19 pews copy the design, front pews re-use C15 carved Gothic bench ends.
C19 waggon roof to nave and chancel.

Listing NGR: SE3193613016

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