Church of St Peter, Oxford

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
359383
Names
Church of St Peter
Coordinates
51.7850800° N, 1.2813580° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)
Categories
church
parish church
Affiliations
Christianity
Church of England

Location Map

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Timeline

12 Jan 1954

Church of St Peter designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Church of St Peter is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1047300
Grade
II
Name
CHURCH OF ST PETER
Location
CHURCH OF ST PETER, FIRST TURN
District
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 49668 09846



612/17/8 FIRST TURN 12-JAN-54 Wolvercote CHURCH OF ST PETER

II DATES OF MAIN PHASES, NAME OF ARCHITECT: Early C14 W tower. Remainder rebuilt 1860 to designs by Charles Buckeridge. Vestry 1835

MATERIALS: Coursed limestone rubble and limestone dressings. Reconstituted stone slates replaced the former Stonesfield stone slates in 1977.

PLAN: Nave, slightly lower chancel, N aisle with small mortuary chapel off, W tower, N transept, S porch.

EXTERIOR: The squat W tower, thought to date from the C14, survives from the medieval building and consists of two stages. The lower and taller has a W doorway with a square-headed Perpendicular doorway and above this a W window of three-lights with Perpendicular tracery. The upper stage has two-light belfry windows and the top of the tower has a restored embattled parapet. The body of the church was rebuilt in 1860 and has windows of one and two lights based on C13 prototypes. The E window is of five-lights with Geometrical tracery. At the W end of the N aisle there is a pair of trefoil headed windows with a sexfoiled circle above.

INTERIOR: The walls are plastered and whitened. The arcade to the N aisle has piers of quatrefoil section, moulded arches, capitals and bases. The chancel arch is plainer with a chamfered head, thin imposts and plain reveals with a simple chamfering.

PRINCIPAL FIXTURES: The oldest feature is the Norman font. This is tub-shaped with a circular tapering bowl with incised diaper decoration...

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Bibliography

  1. “CHURCH OF ST PETER.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1047300>