Church of St Peter, Windrush facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St Peter
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed building|
|Designated||26 January 1961|
The church was built in the 12th century as a chapel of Great Barrington, and belonged to Llanthony Priory. The south transept was added in the 14th century.
A Victorian restoration by Henry Woodyer between 1874 and 1876 included the addition of the organ chamber and a vestry.
In 2015 the south doorway was cleaned and given protection against further decay.
The parish is part of the Windrush benefice within the Diocese of Gloucester.
The three-stage tower has six bells, five of them date from 1707 and were cast by Rudhall of Gloucester.
The surround of the south doorway is Norman with a double row of "beakheads" each slightly different and representing demons and a saw-tooth pattern decoration on the outside. The dorrway has two mass dials.
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