Ring of 4 bells (4-2-0 / ~230kg) in unknown key.
OS map ref. SU 634675 (map 175)
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No regular services – redundant church.
No regular practices – redundant church.
There are canons on the 4th bell.
No regular ringers – redundant church.
|No.||Weight cwt qr lb||Note||Date Cast||Founder||Inscription|
|1||2-1-0||1650||Ellis Knight I||LOVE THE LORD 1650|
|2||2-3-0||1919||Mears & Stainbank||Feare God 1650 / Recast AD 1919 / DOMINUS BENIDICET POPULO SUO IN PACE / A. E. Brisco-Owen, M.A., F.R.A.S., Rector.|
|3||3-2-0||1642||Ellis Knight I||LOVE GOD 1642|
|4||4-2-0||1633||Ellis Knight I||FEARE GOD X633|
The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was built in 1862 on the site of an earlier church. The building is in a Gothic Revival rendition of 14th-century Decorated Gothic. The walls are predominantly a dark grey rag-stone with ashlar dressings. It has a chancel, north chapel (used as an organ chamber), nave of three bays, west tower with tall octagonal shingled spire, and south porch.
The present St Peter’s contains church monuments salvaged from the old church. They include one to Richard Perkins (died 1560) with Corinthian columns, one to Francis and Anna Perkyns (died 1615 and 1635) with recumbent effigies and a brass to William and Constantia Smith (died 1627 and 1610). St Peter’s has stained glass windows from two London makers: Charles Clutterbuck and Lavers and Barraud.
In front of the porch is an old yew tree. The church is now redundant and no longer used for worship.
All four bells were originally cast by Ellis Knight I of Reading, cast between 1633 & 1650. The second was re-cast by Whitechapel on 17th June 1919.