© Mr Jonathan Brooks
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST PETER AND PRESBYTERY, TAMWORTH ROAD (east side)
HOVE, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Mr Jonathan Brooks
07 July 2005
22 February 1988
Date of last amendment:
02 November 1992
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TQ20NE TAMWORTH ROAD, Aldrington
579-1/3/154 (East side)
22/02/88 Roman Catholic Church of St Peter
(Formerly Listed as:
St Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic church. 1912. Architect probably J.Kelly.
Red brick laid in stretcher bond, slate roofs, round roofs to
chancel and lady chapel, deep overhanging eaves with open
pediments to south chapels and entrance.
Plan: apsidal chancel and lady chapel, 6-bay aisled nave with
3 square-ended chapels to south aisle, semicircular north-west
projection for font, south-west campanile, entrance west end;
presbytery abutting north-east corner, entrance on Shelley
West front: open pediment with circular window and niche above
open pediment to entrance, flanked by paired pilasters,
round-headed doorcase; very tall campanile tower abutting to
south, copper roofed, open loggia of Tuscan columns to bell
chamber, recessed panels and giant pilasters; south front
unlit apart from 3 tiny casements and large round-headed
clerestorey windows, dramatic cavetto shaped buttresses
between the 3 open pedimented chapels, 2 lancets in curved
wall of apsidal lady chapel, apsidal chancel unlit.
Interior rendered. Barrel vault roof with ribs, also rendered.
Nave arcade of Tuscan columns linked by round-headed arches,
similar forming 3-bay screen at west end with blind roundels
in spandrels supporting organ loft with turned wooden
balustrading. Heavy modillion moulded cornice. Apsidal chancel
faced with brown marble panels linked by vertical bands of
black and white marble in chevron pattern, sanctuary colonnade
of variagated green marble giant pilasters with Corinthian
capitals, linked by round-headed arches. Inlaid marble
communion rails. Lady chapel with marble floor, marble inlaid
reredos and altar. Marble lined 2-bay semicircular recess for
font: white marble baluster font with flat cover. Wooden
pulpit with sounding board. A fine interior. Presbytery red
brick laid in stretcher bond, semicircular relieving arches to
window openings, slate roofs, 2 storeys plus attic, 1:1 bays.
Left: open pediment with deep eaves, tripartite lunette window
with 16-pane sash window, below full-height flat-roofed canted
bay with 16-pane sash windows centre flanked by 8-pane
windows, 2-storey block to right with square-headed 16-pane
sash windows on each floor. Entrance on right return (north).