St Peter

A delightful surpise awaits you at this fascinating 11th century church with its rust coloured greenstone walls and open Victorian bell turret.

About this church

A gem of a treasure house with numerous delights. Parts of the church are thought to be of Saxon origin which was then rebuilt by the Normans.

The 15th century rood screen has survived the Reformation and leads through to the chancel which contains a delightful Saxon keyhole window. The wall above the chancel arch is painted an amazing bright ochre, but why? 

There are six memorials in the church referring to past villagers. Of particular mention is the niche built into south wall with a touching brass memorial inscription recording wool merchant Anthony Palfreyman's grief at the loss of his wife Katherine, who died in 1555.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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