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Latitude: 51.9088 / 51°54'31"N
Longitude: -2.0907 / 2°5'26"W
OS Eastings: 393855
OS Northings: 223362
OS Grid: SO938233
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.687
Mapcode Global: VH947.Q922
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388006
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476002
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Swindon and Cheltenham St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO92SW TEWKESBURY ROAD
630-1/1/893 (South side)
12/03/55 Church of St Peter
Parish church. 1847-8. Architect, SW Daukes; builder, Thomas
Haines. West window of 1858, by William Wailes. Cost »4,838.
Stone with plain tile roofs. Romanesque style. Cruciform plan
with large central dome.
EXTERIOR: tall central crossing tower with circular upper
stage and conical roof. 4-bay nave, wide transept, short
chancel and apse. Windows: single-light windows with cogged
moulding to heads and round-arched hoodmoulds. East end has 3
tall round-arched lights. Tower has twin belfry openings with
central column and round arch, pyramidal roof.
INTERIOR: Norman style with chevron tower arches and dome. Use
of semicircular arch bracing to the roof is in harmony with
the 'Classical' forms of the Romanesque style used. Galleries
in the north and south transepts and to west end supported on
wooden columns with scalloped capitals. Neo-Norman
Goodhart-Rendel considered this a 'really a great success'.
Teresa Sladen has described this as 'an important early
Victorian church on account of its unusual and early use of
the Romanesque style, (relating to) indigenous examples ..
such as the Round Church at Cambridge, restored in 1841 and
extravagantly praised by The Ecclesiologist'.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Daukes took over The Park development from
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 119; Blake S: Cheltenham's Churches and Chapels AD
773-1883: Cheltenham: 1979-: 30-31; The Buildings of England:
Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean:
London: 1970-: 130; Sladen T: Notes: 1995-; Howell P and
Sutton I: Faber Guide to Victorian Churches: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SO9385523355
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