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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1288822



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District: West Berkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Yattendon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 398601

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YATTENDON YATTENDON LANE (north side) SU 5574 11/22 Church of St. Peter And St. Paul 14.4.67 GV I Church. Circa 1450 restored 1858, 1881 and spire by Alfred Waterhouse added in 1896. Rendered flint, tile and rubble with stone dressings; old tile roof continuous over nave and chancel. West tower and spire, nave, chancel, south porch and north vestry. West tower: 2 stages with diagonal west buttresses, cornice with gargoyles and carved heads, parapet; shingled broach spire with lead finial and weathervane. Moulded arched west doorway with boarded door and hoodmould with spiral stops, C19 west window above with 2 cusped lights and hoodmould with carved stops, and small square window above that with quatrefoil light. Bellchamber openings to north, south, and west of 2 cusped lights, and single light opening to east. Clock with small gable below bellchamber opening to south. Nave, south side: 2 large 3-light windows with hoodmoulds and spiral stops. South door between with moulded four-centred arch, square head with carved spandrels, hoodmould with carved heads as stops, and old boarded door. C19 gabled south porch of timber with brick base and tiled roof. North side: 2 large 3-light windows with hoodmoulds and carved stops flanking wall tablet to John Hutchins of 1770. Chancel, south side: 2 large 3-light windows with hoodmoulds and carved stops flanking blocked four-centered arched doorway between. North side: one 3-light window with hoodmould and spiral stops. East end: diagonal buttresses and C19 five-light window with panelled tracery and returned hoodmould. Vestry: C19. Gabled with diagonal buttresses. 2-light windows to north with hoodmould, and arched doorway to west. Interior: C19 chamfered tower arch. C15 roof of 8 bays over nave and chancel with moulded wall plate,2 trusses of 2 collars with arch braces to first, double purlins and 2 tiers of windbraces. Wall shafts, rood beam and C19 screen with some C15 work at junction of nave and chancel 3 bays from east. Octagonal Jacobean pulpit with arabesques and 2 late Medieval bench ends with linenfolds. Other fittings C19 including choir stalls by Paul Waterhouse and octagonal stone pulpit with quatrefoil panels. Monuments: wall tablets to John Harris, 1743; Andrew Baptista Gallini, 1805; and Alfred Waterhouse, 1905. Map of manor, 1773 by Robert Weston. V.C.H. (Berkshire), Vol.4, p.129; B.0.E, Berkshire, p.314; Yattendon and its Church, Revd. J.E. Smith- Masters, Cornwall Press, 1929, pp. 26-60.

Listing NGR: SU5542374545

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 129
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 314
Smith-Masters, J E , Yattendon and its Church, (1929), 29-60

National Grid Reference: SU 55418 74545


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