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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Dyrham and Hinton, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4806 / 51°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.3737 / 2°22'25"W

OS Eastings: 374144

OS Northings: 175805

OS Grid: ST741758

Mapcode National: GBR 0PB.0PH

Mapcode Global: VH966.S1ZS

Plus Code: 9C3VFJJG+6G

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 15 August 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396537

Location: Dyrham and Hinton, South Gloucestershire, SN14

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Dyrham and Hinton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Dyrham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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5/140 Church of St. Peter

G.V. I

Parish church. Mid C13 origin, early C15 tower and porch, altered c.1470, south
aisle restored for William Blathwayt after 1688, redecorated 1964 by E.F. Tew.
Limestone rubble and freestone, stone dressings, Cotswold stone slate roofs with
raised coped verges. West tower, south west porch, nave and chancel, north and
south aisles. Perpendicular style tower, porch and south aisle. 3-stage tower
has west door with pointed arch in surround of 2 roll-moulded and hollowed orders,
hood mould, 3-light window above, 2nd stage has lancet at all sides and clock to
south, 3rd stage has 2-light window with trefoil heads and pierced stone tracery,
metal sundial to south; plinth, string courses, diagonal weathered buttresses,
gargoyle to each corner and embattled parapet, stair turret to north with pitched
roof and slit windows. Porch has pointed arched south door in hollow-moulded
surround with hood mould, weathered diagonal buttresses and string course, pair of
2-light windows (unglazed) with trefoil heads to west, 2 gargoyles to south,
quatrefoil frieze and cornice. North and south aisles have 3-light west window
with pointed arch and trefoil heads, stopped hood mould; 5-bay north aisle has
four 2-light north windows in chamfered rectangular reveal, buttresses; 4-bay
south aisle has four 4-light south windows with flat heads and hood moulds, small
blocked window to left with trefoil head and splayed reveal, string courses,
weathered buttresses, central one with chimney, moulded eaves cornice; north
aisle has early Perpendicular east window of 3 lights with stopped hood mould and
door beneath. Chancel and south aisle have similar 3-light later windows with
trefoil heads and hood moulds, larger in chancel, raised parapet wall between
south aisle and chancel; all windows with leaded lights except chancel and tower
windows. Interior: porch has flat common rafter roof, stone benches to sides,
remains of C15 stone carving of praying woman, circular geometric scratch-mark to
left, remains of holy water stoup to right of door, door has 4-centred arch,
square moulded surround and heavy hood mould. Tower has west and south doors in
deep reveals, small north door with irregular pointed arch to stair, door of
2 planks with strap hinges, tall pointed tower arch with chamfered inner shaft.
North aisle has arcade of 3 arches, pointed outer arches and wider central span,
2 piers to west of 4 clustered shafts with moulded capitals and bases, eastern
pier altered c.1470 to allow a rood screen to be carried across entrance to
chancel, eastern arch springs from half-shaft on mask corbel. South aisle has
arcade of 4 pointed arches, piers with slender shafts at corners and wave-mould
between ringed capitals, low stone screen at base of east arch, east door to
private entry to Dyrham House (q.v.), remains of piscina on south wall, chamfered
triangular head to blocked window, south windows have inner segmental heads;
ceiled wagon roof to nave and aisles with cornices. Fittings: late Norman font
in nave with square bowl and 2 large scallops to each side, C17 vase-shaped stone
font in south aisle with acanthus carved pedestal. Jacobean carved wooden pulpit
in nave with sounding-board. C16 Flemish altar triptych. Remains of C18 carved
panelling in chancel and Jacobean carved sanctuary chair. Mediaeval encaustic
tiles on floor of south aisle. 9 hatchments in south aisle from early C18 to
1872 including large one of William Blathwayt, 1717. Stone coat of arms on south
wall of aisle. Royal arms in tower. On floor of south aisle, brasses to Sir
Maurice Russell, 1416, in armour, and Isobel his wife, with canopies and Latin
verses. In south aisle, stone tomb of George Wynter, 1581 and his wife, stone
recumbent effigies, canopy of 2 arches by one with Corinthian columns and heavy
superstructure; finely carved hanging marble monument to Mary Blathwayt and her
parents by John Harvey, contract dated 1710, cost £90; marble tablet to William
Blathwayt, 1839, by Sievier. Stone monument in chancel with skull, scrolled open
pediment and Latin inscription to William Laugton, 1663; wooden board to Rev.
Mervin Perry and his wife, 1753; stone tablet to Amy Trewman, 1677. In north
aisle, baroque stone monument with skull, swags and crossed bones to Isaac Tyler,
1693; marble monument to Francis Freeman, 1757; marble monument to Sir George
Best Robinson, 1855; 3 C17 brass memorial plates, Thomas Weare, 1697, William
Weare, 1697 and Mary Weare, 1639. Marble tablet in nave to Peter Grand, 1792.
Chancel window contains 4 C15 tracery lights with figures under canopies, St. John
the Baptist with bare legs, the Virgin, St. John the Evangelist (restored) and a
female saint; in tracery of north aisle west window a piece of grisaille glass
showing white rose of York; west window in tower, 1846, by Thomas Willement.
(Sources: Verey, D.: Buildings of England Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds.

Listing NGR: ST7414675804

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