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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 268929
Location: CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH HILL (east side)
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 19 July 2004
Date listed: 24 June 1985
Date of last amendment: 24 June 1985
Grade II

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ST24SE OTTERHAMPTON CP CHURCH HILL (East side) COMBWICH 4/78 Church of St Peter - - II Church. 1870 by J Knowles for Susanna Lewes Jeffery. Coursed and squared blue lias rubble, red sandstone banding, prominent buttresses, tile roofs with fish-tail banding, coped verges with finials. Free Decorated style with Early English featuresi nave with a spired south belfry porch, north and south transepts, apsidal chancel. Three bay nave, single bay transepts and chancel; 2 and 3-light windows, west window with intersecting tracery; lancets to chancel. Elaborate porch with octagonal upper stage, each face with a gabled lantern at its base, ribbed stone spire, clock, stair turret to west side; broad pointed-arch door opening with 2 pairs of detached shafts, foliate caps; paired wrought-iron gates. Lofty plastered interior on tile floors dominated by arch-braced roofs springing from foliated corbels; reredos with 7 foiled gables, a detached shaft with foliate caps between each, pierced by a lancet to centre and each side; plain chancel arch. Virtually complete C19 fittings including pews, choir stalls, altar rails, tub font and oil lamps on brackets; elaborate semi-circular stone pulpit with detached Purbeck shafts. Stained glass to West window and chancel. Brass plaque commemorating the dedication of the church to the West end. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England South and West Somerset, l958).

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