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CHURCH OF ST PETER

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The parish church, now church and Christian centre, stands on the site of the former Roman principia, and is said to have been founded by Queen Ethelfleda in 907. The present building dates from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries with alterations and restorations of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It is roughly square in plan, with a continuous nave and chancel of four aisles. The tower, now capped with a low pyramidal roof, formerly supported a spire, which was rebuilt in the 16th century, taken down in the 17th, then rebuilt and finally removed in the 18th. The south face of the church was refaced by Thomas Harrison in 1803 when the pentice which adjoined it was taken down. The south door of the church is reached from a set of steps leading to Watergate Street Row. Below the floor of the Perpendicular north aisle is the undercroft of a medieval town house which was filled and paved over.

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