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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in South Hiendley, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6086 / 53°36'30"N

Longitude: -1.4167 / 1°25'0"W

OS Eastings: 438689

OS Northings: 412603

OS Grid: SE386126

Mapcode National: GBR LVKQ.25

Mapcode Global: WHDCK.6KMG

Plus Code: 9C5WJH5M+C8

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424970

Location: South Hiendley, Wakefield, S72

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: South Hiendley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Felkirk St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(west side) Felkirk
4/61 Church of St. Peter

Parish church. C13 and C15 but incorporating some Norman fabric (see
Interior, below); altered and restored. Coursed squared sandstone, stone
slate roofs. West tower, short nave with low north and south aisles, chancel
with north aisle and vestry, and south chapel. Perpendicular tower of
rectangular plan and 3 tall stages, with diagonal buttresses to ½-height
chamfered plinth and dripbands on 2 levels, has 2-centred arched west doorway
with studded plank door, 2 orders of hollow moulding, hoodmould with figured
stops and apex shield (blank); large 2-centred arched west window (restored)
of 4 cusped lights with Perpendicular tracery in the head; small inserted
window to 2nd stage; 2-centred arched belfry windows with 2 stages of cusped
lights, traceried heads, and hoodmoulds; large carved gargoyles at the
corners and small ones in the centre; and restored embattled parapet with
crocketed pinnacles at the corners and in the centre of each side. Three-bay
nave and south aisle; buttressed aisle has in 1st bay a low gabled porch with
side buttresses and stone roof, 2-centred arched outer doorway with stop-
chamfered surround, similar inner doorway with 2 orders of chamfer, stone
side benches, and 4 massive and closely-spaced chamfered roof ribs; in each
of the other bays a square-headed recessed 2-light window, and in the 2nd an
inserted square-headed window of 3 pointed lights with hollow spandrels; at
west end, a C13 pointed lancet, and above this the line of a formerly lower
roof. Nave has 3 square-headed clerestory windows of 2 arched lights with
hollow spandrels, a small wall sundial between the 2nd and 3rd on the south
side. Buttressed two-bay south chapel has a square-headed doorway in the 1st
bay, and square-headed windows of 3 round-headed lights with hollow
spandrels, and east window of 3 arched lights. Chancel has large restored
east window of 2 stages of round-headed lights. Aisle on north side is
continuous to nave and chancel, making 4 bays, buttressed; 1st bay has
blocked Tudor-arched doorway with moulded surround and hoodmould with figured
stops; other bays have square-headed windows of 3 round-headed lights with
hollow spandrels, the first 2 restored and the 3rd original, all with
hoodmoulds. Gabled vestry at east end has a 2-centred arched window with
Perpendicular tracery in the head.
Interior: 3-bay nave arcade, the south of C13 date and lower, the north
rebuilt in C15 except for west respond which matches the south arcade but is
carried up to the higher level on a stilt, both arcades of octagonal columns
and double-chamfered 2-centred arches, but the north with more elaborately
moulded caps; tower arch incorporates Norman responds of paired shafts with
set-back flanking shafts, with rope-work rings to the shafts and decorated
scalloped capitals- with highly decorated friezes. these are of unequal
height, the northern being both 2 inches taller and set 4 inches higher,
although they are stylistically a pair (possibly surviving elements of
chancel arch of earlier church); some re-used chevron-decorated Norman
masonry in both walls of tower; some herringbone masonry on south side of
south pier to chancel arch; nave and both aisles have roofs of moulded beams
with block bosses, but south aisle has carved heads on 4 of the stone
corbels; chancel has 2-bay south arcade on octagonal column which has a
band of raised flowers on the capital and broach stops to the foot; but on
the north side a single wide arch, (all these arches double-chamfered);
shouldered doorway to north vestry, and above this the voussoirs of a 2-
centred former archway. Font, within tower, a simple octagonal bowl on
octagonal pedestal (restored to this position 1933). At west end of north
aisle, a blocked lepers' window; to left of south door, a small semicircular
stone with 3 concentric grooves (possibly relocated head of Norman window);
at west end of south aisle, a relocated bench with C16 inlay; various wall
monuments in tower, including square tablet with fluted border commemorating
Sarah, wife of John Carr of York (d.1787) aged 75.

Listing NGR: SE3869012602

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