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Latitude: 51.3284 / 51°19'42"N
Longitude: -2.0527 / 2°3'9"W
OS Eastings: 396426
OS Northings: 158809
OS Grid: ST964588
Mapcode National: GBR 2V4.PVR
Mapcode Global: VHB4F.CWP1
Plus Code: 9C3V8WHW+8W
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 19 March 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1272991
English Heritage Legacy ID: 446795
ID on this website: 101272991
Location: St Peter's Church, Townsend, Wiltshire, SN10
Civil Parish: Poulshot
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Tagged with: Church building
ST 95 NE POULSHOT TOWNSEND
7/198 Church of St Peter
Anglican parish church, C13 to C15 with west tower of 1853.
Rubble stone and ashlar with stone slate roofs and coped east
gable. Nave with continuously roofed aisles, south porch and C19
north vestry, chancel and west tower. Tower is 2-stage with 2-
light bell-openings, moulded cornice and pyramid roof. Three-
window nave has south side 2-light leaded window with arched lights
C16 or C17, large projecting gabled south porch with moulded plinth
and moulded round-arched doorway, possibly C16, and 3-light C15 or
C16 flat-headed window with cusped lights. Angle buttresses.
North side has similar 2-light, C19 gabled vestry and similar 3-
light, but with stone coped gable over. Heavy north-west angle
buttress, two north-east buttresses. Chancel has pointed cusped
single light each side, then large 2-light, that to north with hood
and Y-tracery, that to south replaced by plain C17 chamfered
mullion window with hoodmould, then flat-headed 2-light C15 or C16
cusped window. Similar east end flat-headed 3-light. South side
has low pointed doorway.
Interior: 2-bay arcades with octagonal piers and 2-chamfer arches
Narrow aisles with various C12 capitals inset. C20 nave roof.
West end wall has 2 cusped lancets in deep reveals and narrow
centre door. Depressed-arch recess or blocked door to left.
Pointed arched north door, now to vestry. Pointed arches at east
end of each aisle, that to north aisle with rood stair. Two-
chamfer chancel arch, inner order stopped on short wall shafts on
head-corbels. Chancel has trussed rafter roof and south wall
piscina and recess.
(N. Pevsner Wiltshire, 1975)
Listing NGR: ST9642658809
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