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ST PETERS CHURCH

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CHURCH OF ST PETER
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A parish church, now redundant which dates from the mid 14th century with alterations in the late 15th century and early 19th century. The church is constructed from green sandstone rubble blocks, limestone ashlar dressings and red brick with slate roofs and stone coped gables. Two mid 14th century bays of the north arcade with octangonal pier survive as do the 14th century chancel arch and a pointed window (restored in the 19th century). A stone head at the apex of a semi circular headed doorway on the south side also survives from this period. In the late 15th century the west tower was constructed which was later altered and reroofed in the 19th century. Rectangular windows and the lean to aisle to the east can also be seen to date from the late 15th century. A gravestone can be seen, reset to the left with the name Simon Meen, died 1741. A great deal of alteration and replacement was carried out in the 19th century such as the reroofing of the church, construction of the bell openings and several pointed windows inserted. The west gallery made from pine , the choir stalls, wooden pulpit, ornate lecturn and the pews in the interior all date from the 19th century.

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