Widmerpool St Peter

Official Listing Description

SK 62 NW





(north side)

Church of
St. Peter and St. Paul

Grade II*

Parish church. C14, virtually rebuilt 1888-95. Ashlar. Plain tile and lead roofs. Single stack to north chancel. Coped gables with single ridge crosses to east nave, east chancel and north organ chamber. Buttressed and set on a moulded plinth. Tower, nave, aisles, south vestry and porch, north organ chamber and chancel. Single stage angle buttressed embattled C14 tower. Angles of embattlements with evidence of single former pinnacles. Single gargoyle to each side. West side with attached stair turret with single light. To the right is a C14 arched 3 light window with flowing tracery. Above are 2 rectangular lights. The north and south sides have single rectangular lights. 4 two light C14 bell chamber openings with mouchettes under flat arches. North aisle, with parapet to the single west/right slightly projecting bay, has in the north wall a single 2 light window with cusped tracery under a flat arch, to the left are 4 arched 2 light windows. In the clerestory are 4 pairs of quatrefoils. To the left is the projecting organ chamber, the north wall with 2 arched windows each consisting of 2 blind trefoil arches containing single shields surmounted by decorative bands and 2 arched lights with cusped tracery, hood mould and label stops. The sill band continues around the chancel. Over is a single decorative quatrefoil. The east wall has 2 tall trefoil arched lights. A single flight of steps lead down to a Caernarvon arched doorway with 2 similar lights to the left. The chancel, embattled to the north and south with decorative band extending under has in the north wall 2 arched 2 light windows with cusped tracery, there is a single gargoyle. Over the windows is a continuous hood mould which extends around the chancel, single label stop to right. The angle buttresses of the east chancel terminate in single large crocketed finials, there is a single arched 3 light window with cusped tracery. Each light is divided by a single colonnette with outer single similar colonnettes. Ogee arched crocketed hood mould with decorativfe label stops and single finial. In the apex are 3 niches divided by single pilasters terminating in single crocketed pinnacles. Each niche contains a single figure. Further foliate decoration and blind tracery. Single carved grotesques at springing of gable. The south wall with 2 gargoyles has 3 similar windows to those of the north chancel. Projecting from under that on the left is the vestry with parapet. In the east wall is a Caernarvon arched doorway with single trefoil arched light to the left and single gargoyle. The south wall has 3 similr lights and the west wall a single gargoyle. The south aisle has 3 arched 2 light windows with hood moulds and label stops. The porch is embattled to the east and west with single gargoyles. The angle buttresses terminate in single large crocketed finials. Moulded arched entrance supported each side on 2 colonnettes, ogee arched crocketed hood mould with decorative label stops and finial. Over the finial and set into a crocketed niche is a single carved figure. The wall decorated either side with blind tracery, extending under and flanking the base of the figure are single crocketed bands with inscription below. The side walls each have single trefoil arched lights. Interior with quadripartite vaulted roof with single boss and 4 decorative stops. Inner moulded arched doorway supported each side on single colonnettes. The aisle to the left of the porch with parapet and single 2 light window with cusped tracery under a flat arch. The clerestory corresponds to the north. Interior. 4 bay C19 nave arcades with octagonal columns and responds, moulded capitals alternate with foliate decorated capitals, double chamfered arches with hood moulds and decorative label stops to the nave side. Tower/south aisle, north aisle and nave double chamfered arches, the inner orders supported on corbels. North aisle with decorative iron screens. Moulded south aisle/vestry arch part blocked and with Caernarvon arched doorway with flush ashlar quoin surround. North aisle/organ chamber moulded arch supported on single pair of engaged colonnettes with moulded capitals, open traceried wooden screen. Moulded chancel arch, supported each side on 4 colonnettes with foliate capitals and shaft rings. Vaulted chancel roof with decorative bosses supported on compound piers with shaft rings and foliate decorated capitals. Moulded chancel/organ chamber arch. Chancel windows with ashlar and marble nook shafts with some open tracery over. Under the single central window on the south side and the single window opposite on the north side are open traceried ventilators. Carved ashlar reredos. Organ case decorated with opoen tracery and carved angels. Open wooden traceried pulpit on ashlar base decorated with tracery and foliate. Circular ashlar font decorated with quatrefoil panels and supported on colonnettes. 8 decorative iron lamp brackets. There is a memorial in the form of a sarcophagus to Catherine Allen, 1837, by Hall, Nottm. In the westernmost bay of the north aisle is the marble memorial to Harriet Annie Robertson, 1891. The decorative tomb is surmounted by a recumbant female figure in contemporary dress which falls over the side of the tomb, the head is supported on several pillows. Tomb inscribed "G. F. Florence 1894". There are further C19 memorials and set on to a pedestal is a carved female bust. Decorative nave roof.

Listing NGR: SK6287428206