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Wherwell,  Hampshire  -  St Peter and Holy Cross Church
19th century

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Notes in italics from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (1967)
 Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

 

Wherwell Church                            
         
  1856-8 by Woodyer. Lively, rather Scandinavian bell-turret with spire. The nave roof sweeps down with a break into the aisle roof. On the W front a semicircular stair-turret. The window surrounds in the aisles are deliberately not archaeologically correct, and in the chancel the windows themselves carry no authority.  
         
               Wherwell Church - interior
         
  Nave looking west and east. The bell-turret stands inside not on wooden posts but on two slim stone piers which do not try to keep a modus vivendi with the arcade piers.  
         
              
         
  Views into chancel and out of chancel  
         
                   
         
  Chancel - north wall and south wall  
         
                                       
         
  Nun, early C15, in an ample mantle
Two small early C14 stone reliefs: The Harrowing of Hell, and Noli me tangere
 
         
         
         
  Sir Owen West, died 1551. Tomb-chest with sparse strapwork. The inscription is still in black-letter.  
         
              
         
  Mausoleum of the Iremonger family. Victorian. Large, of shrine-type, and incorporating monster heads from the corbel table of the medieval church.  
         
  More about the church at the Wherwell Village Website   
         
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