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St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Water Orton
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St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Water Orton
Coordinates: 52°31′2.8″N 1°44′26.3″W / 52.517444°N 1.740639°W / 52.517444; -1.740639
Location Warwickshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Peter and St Paul
Consecrated 7 October 1879
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Bateman and Corser
Groundbreaking 11 September 1878
Completed 1879
Construction cost £4,000
Specifications
Length 76.5 feet (23.3 m)
Width 29 feet (8.8 m)
Height Spire 100 feet (30 m) until removed
Administration
Parish Water Orton
Deanery Coleshill
Archdeaconry Aston
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Water Orton is a Grade II listed Church of England parish church in Water Orton, Warwickshire, England.

History

The medieval church was demolished and a new church erected by Bateman and Corser. The foundation stone for the new church was laid on 11 September 1878 by Mrs. J. D. W. Digby. The land was given by G.W. Digby of Sherborne Castle, Dorset. This church was consecrated on 7 October 1879 by the Bishop of Worcester. It was built in Derbyshire stone with Bath stone dressings. The contractor was H. Mottram of Tamworth.

The spire was removed in the 1980s. (after 1987)

Organ

An organ by Forster and Andrews was installed in 1885. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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