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IoE Number: 55540
Photographer: Mr Len Shipley ARPS
Date Photographed: 16 February 2001
Date listed: 01 March 1967
Date of last amendment: 01 March 1967
Grade II*

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SJ 46 SEWAVERTON C.P.THE VILLAGE(East Side)2/28Church of St. Peter

SJ 46 SE WAVERTON C.P. THE VILLAGE (East Side) 2/28 Church of St. Peter 1/3/1967 GV II* Church: tower C16, aisles and nave roof early-mid C17, restoration and additions dated 1845, and 1888 by John Douglas when clerestorey rebuilt. Ashlar Waverton red sandstone, Lakeland green slate roof. 3-bay nave, 1-bay chancel with continuous north and south aisles. 3-stage west tower. Nave bays are divided by buttresses and have rectangular windows of 3 round-headed lights. On south side is a blocked basket-arched door and a late C19 window of 2 ogee-headed lights. Similar round-headed light windows in clerestorey. 3-light perpendicular-style east window with round-headed light windows in the end of the aisles. Tower has angle buttresses and good 4-centred arched west doorway with arms in the spandrels below a label mould on figure stops. Central figure seated on hood mould flanked by the arms of the Dutton and Hatton families. 4-light Perpendicular window of 1888, square opening with quatrefoil, under hood mould and louvred 3-light bell opening in the top stage, below an embattled parapet. Late C19 recessed, shingled pyramidal roof. Interior: Entry into re-opened tower porch with plaques recording the restorations. Tall tower arch on applied hexagonal piers opens into nave with 3-bay arcades on octagonal piers. Restored hammer-beamed roof dated 1635 with carved brackets and pendants has dentilled arrises to arch braces and window braced purlins. Contemporary lean-to aisle roofs have similar decorative treatment. Chancel is timber framed internally (perhaps copying original treatment) and has good fittings of late C19/early C20 including a memorial pulpit of 1903 to the 1st Duke of Westminster. Very detailed board of customary table of tithes in porch.

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