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IoE Number: 35335
Location: CHURCH OF ST PETER, CROSS HANDS ROAD (north side)
  PILNING AND SEVERN BEACH, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Photographer: Ms Hannah Wood
Date Photographed: 23 August 2006
Date listed: 05 December 1984
Date of last amendment: 05 December 1984
Grade II

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ST 58 NEPILNING AND SEVERNCROSS HANDS ROAD (north side)BEACH7/230Church of St. Peter

ST 58 NE PILNING AND SEVERN CROSS HANDS ROAD (north side) BEACH 7/230 Church of St. Peter G.V. II Parish church. 1855 by H. Crisp, with late C20 south extension in same style. Snecked rubble, stone dressings, plain tiled roof with raised coped verges. Nave, chancel, west porch, north vestry. Early English style. West front has large 3-light window with hood mould continuous over each light, gabled porch with pointed arched opening and mask stops to hood mould, inner door in chamfered surround, open bellcote with 2 bells, cross finial to porch and bellcote, weathered angle buttresses. 5-bay nave has south west door with smaller gabled porch, all windows lancets with continuous hood mould broken by buttresses; plinth. North vestry (entered from chancel) has 2-light window with trefoil head, hood mould, lion and mask gargoyles and east door with shaped head; chancel. has 3-light east window each with trefoil head, continuous hood mould and stops, cross finial. South extension has embattled flat roof. Interior: 5-bay nave has arched-brace and collar roof, corbels to arched-braces, moulded wall-plate and 2 rows of purlins; pointed segmental arched opening to pulpit with 3 chamfered orders, high pointed arch to chancel has triple jamb- shafts with moulded bases and ball capitals. Chancel has common rafter roof, door to vestry with shaped head, piscina to north wall, 2-light window and door to south, both leading to C20 extension. Fittings: contemporary pulpit, pews and font, Norman font in nave with square bowl, lead lining and square pedestal, probably removed from Church of St. Thomas, Northwick (q.v.) at time of demolition. (Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England, Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of Dean. 1970).

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