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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Hanwell, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0888 / 52°5'19"N

Longitude: -1.3655 / 1°21'55"W

OS Eastings: 443572

OS Northings: 243575

OS Grid: SP435435

Mapcode National: GBR 7SL.3KL

Mapcode Global: VHCW1.8RZL

Plus Code: 9C4W3JQM+GR

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216364

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401732

Location: Hanwell, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX17

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Hanwell

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hanwell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP4343 (South side)
24/77 Church of St. Peter


Church. Almost entirely rebuiit in the C14. North and south doorways of C13.
Tracery in window in south aisle dates from the C13 and is probably re-sited.
Clerestory added in late C14/early C15 and new roof constructed. Late C18
repairs. Ironstone ashlar. Stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses.
Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, south parch, west tower. 5-window range.
Chancel, 2-light Decorated windows and a blocked window. 5-light east window
with intersecting tracery. Small 4-centred arched doorway on north now blocked.
pointed arched hood moulds. Lively frieze of monsters and humans or a
combination of both c.1340 by the north Oxfordshire group of masons (see
churches at Horley, Adderbury, Bloxham). Nave has three 2-light Perpendicular
clerestory windows on both north and south. North aisle. Three 4-light Cl6
windows and C13 east and west windows have flowing or reticulated tracery. South
aisle has a 3-light Decorated west window, a 3-light geometrical east window
and windows with; Intersecting tracery to left and right of porch. South porch.
Gabled, Diagonal buttress. C13 doorway. Plank and batten door with inner door.
Stone ledge seats. 2 blocked windows. Tower of 2 stages with cranailated
parapet. Higher stair tower with slit windows. 2-light Perpendicular windows.
Chancel. All windows have slender jamb shafts. Vault made under the chancel in
1776 and floor raised to the level of the Decorated piscina and sedilia. 3-bay
butt-purlin, tie beam roof. Altar rails of 1686. 3-bay north and south nave
arcades. On the north the capitals have crenellated cresting, on the south there
are figures of minstrels playing musical instruments. (Similar carvings at
Adderbury, Bloxham and Drayton). North aisle roof renewed. South aisle roof
restored retaining original tiebeams. South aisle. Piscina and credence table.
In the south-cast corner a stone angle fireplace with chimney vent in the form
in a pinnacle with gabled crocketed openings. North aisle. Stone carved rerados
and Decorated piscina. 2 small square recesses. Tub shaped font of c.1200 with a final.
intersecting arcading. Wooden Jacobean cover with 4 scrolls supporting a finial
Alabaster tomb effigy to William Cope and wife in chancel wall. Memorials to
Jonathan Cope d1765, Mary d.1753, Jonathan d.1763. Cartouche commorating
Charles Cope 1781. Hatchment in south aisle and wall memorial to Harris family
member. North aisle has marble wall memorial to Reverand Thomas Gill d.1771
South aisle. Tomb effigy Brass to Fitzherbert Potter, DD; 1749. Ironstone chest
tomb commorates George Ashwell, d.1693. Balusters at corners and decorated
with cornucopia. Recess in chancel has funeral helms of the Cope family. Creed
and the Lord's Prayer painted on the wall in the south aisle. Clock of 1671.
Door to bell tower of plank and nail construction with strap hinges.
(Buildings of England; Oxfordshire: 1874, p631; VCH; Oxfordshire; Vol IX,
pp120-2; Jnl Brit. Arch. Assoc. XXVII (1921); pp129-152, photographs in NMR)

Listing NGR: SP4357043576

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