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North Devon (District Authority)
Bratton Fleming
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SS 64304 37736


BRATTON FLEMING BRATTON FLEMING SS 63 NW 4/61 Church of St. Peter 25.2.65 II

Parish Church, C14 fabric to north chancel chapel. Early C16 tower largely rebuilt in early C19 after collapsing on nave. Chancel rebuilt 1853, nave and north aisle rebuilt c.1861 by J. Hayward. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with apex crosses to gable copings. Coped gable ends to chancel and north aisle. Nave, west tower, chancel north aisle. Tower of 3 stages, diagonal buttresses to top of second stage only. Crenellated parapet. Square-headed bell-opening of 2 cusped headed lights with louvres. 2-light window with 4-centred arches and continuous hoodmould above 4-centred arched west doorway with moulded surround and stone voussoirs. C19 plank door with overlight. 3 slit windows to integral stair turret on north side. Slated lean-to outshut in the angle of the tower and north aisle. Clock face to south side top stage dated 1897 above single 4-centred arched window. Nave has 2 C19 Perpendicular style pointed arched windows of 3-lights with hoodmoulds flanking south porch. Pointed arch supported on nook shafts with lipped capitals and hoodmoulds with human head corbels. Pointed arched inner doorway with moulded surround. Blind quatrefoil panels to each side wall. Buttress at west end of south side of chancel with 3- and 2-light Perpendicular style pointed arched windows with hoodmoulds flanking forked pedimented buttress with offsets breaking around priests doorway with wave-moulded surround and plank door. Pointed arched each window of 3-lights with hoodmould C15 north aisle east window with labelled stops to pointed arched hoodmould. North side of north aisle has flat-arched window of 3 trefoil leaded lights and hoodmould and three 3-light Perpendicular style C19 windows with pointed arches and hoodmould. Interior: continuous north aisle and chancel chapel arcade of 5 1/2 bays, the 2 chancel bays and right side of the small bay are C14 with sunken chamfer to the intrados of each arch. C19 nave arcade of segmental arches with octagonal piers with pyramid stops. Unmoulded semi-circular tower arch. C19 nave roof of 7 arched-braced trusses. Chancel roof retains some original timber including the arch braces to the 5 trusses and the wall plate carved with intertwined foliage. C19 furnishings including late west gallery, hexagonal pulpit, patterned Mawis tiles to altar step. Stained glass at east end only, dated 1890. Wall monuments: marble, to Harrieta, wife of Rev. H.S. Pinder d.1839, recording also rebuilding of chancel AD 1853. Marble wall monument above to John Franklin Square, rector and to Anne his wife of 1818 and 1801. Draped Greek urn above demi-oval medallion. Large marble wall monument to Barth Wortley former rector d.1749. Plain pilasters with consoles and scalloped base with Doric entablature.

Listing NGR: SS6430437736


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

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Date: 10 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15743/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hedley R. Hooper. Source Historic England Archive
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