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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER

List entry Number: 1091796

Location

CHURCH OF ST PETER

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
GloucestershireTewkesburyDistrict AuthorityBadgeworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1981

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 134973

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Details

SO 91 NW BADGEWORTH BENTHAM

4/21 Church of St Peter

28.10.81 II Chapel of ease designed by Sidney Gambier Parry in the Early English style, built in 1888. Random rock-faced limestone; red tile roof. Nave with north and south aisles; south porch; shallow south transept; gabled triple bell hanging; short chancel. Rock-faced plinth with a flat-chamfered upper moulding. South wall: gabled projecting porch left with panelled part-glazed pointed doors, moulded hood and foliate stops. Image niche with the figure of St Peter above. Four lancet windows with a scroll- moulded continuous hoodmould to the right of the porch. Seven trefoil-headed squat lancets to the clerestory. South transept with buttresses with offsets projects forwards right: two tall lancets lighting the gable end; bands of ashlar within the rock- faced limestone; gabled triple bell bellcote rises from the east side of the transept; three trefoil-headed bell hangings. Chancel with corner buttresses: east window comprises 5 graded lancets divided by mullions in alternate blocks of cream-coloured dressed sandstone and red sandstone; large rectangular panel comprising a chequer-board of red sandstone and cream-coloured sandstone; single lancet windows in the north and south walls. Vestry with basement: access to basement via a shouldered-arched doorway on the north; paired lancets at first floor level; chimney with two circular shafts rises from the eaves; plank door with a shouldered-arched surround to a flat-roof extension on the west side of the vestry. Five lancet windows to the north aisle; 7 trefoil headed lancets to the clerestory. Three-light west window to nave comprising three graded lancets; an arcade below at the west window alternates three lancets with two blind panels crossed by bands of sandstone. Flat-coping and cross finials to the gable ends. Wooden fleche towards the east end of the nave. Interior: 4-bay nave with wagon roof with bracing rising from engaged marble colonettes rising from moulded Early English style capitals and moulded bases. Sill below the clerestory windows is continued to form a string; lean-to roofs to the north and south aisles. Single-bay chancel with panelled wagon roof. Four-bay arcades divide the nave from the north and south aisles comprising double-chamfered pointed arches rising from circular columns of alternate red and yellow sandstone with moulded capitals. Double pointed plank doorway from the north aisles to the vestry. Tall pointed arch between the chancel and sanctuary with a moulded inner arch supported on red sandstone columns. Wood block flooring to nave; coloured tile and encaustic tile to the chancel and sanctuary. Sedilia to the right of the altar formed by the continuation downwards of the splay of the window above with two trefoil-headed seats at each corner. Large shouldered credence shelf flanked by engaged marble columns to the left of the altar. The east bay of the nave forms the choir and is raised on two steps and enclosed by a decorative wrought iron screen above a low stone wall, comprising alternate bands of cream and red sandstone; the wall and railing projects out at the north-west corner to form a pulpit with canted sides; decorative wrought iron candlestick and reading stand on the handrail of the pulpit. Simple cream-coloured limestone reredos with engaged red sandstone columns with foliate capitals and a moulded sill. C19 wooden altar table. Fine carved late C17-early C18 oak chair in the sanctuary. C18 chest with fielded panels and some chip-carved decoration in the south aisle. Font at the west end of the church with a quatrefoil-shaped bowl, the base comprises four conjoined colonettes of red sandstone with moulded bases and capitals on an octagonal plinth; oak font cover with wrought iron decoration. C19 stained glass in the east and west windows by Heaton, Butler and Bayne c1888. Four simple C20 memorials on the south wall of the south aisle. (David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980)

Listing NGR: SO9153016124

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Verey, D - Title: The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean - Date: 1970

National Grid Reference: SO 91530 16124

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