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Goodworth Clatford,  Hampshire  - St Peter

12th 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.



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The W tower is of stone and Decorated (early 14th century); yet it is still unbuttressed. The rest of the church is of flint. ... A few Norman fragments built into the tower. Internally there is much more interest.


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View from nave into chancel. The chancel arch and former transept arches either side date from the late 1100s. In the next picture the south arcade, showing the three western-most arches. The fourth, easternmost, is visible in the first picture.

View west from north aisle

The arcades are of four bays, but they are by no means a homogeneous job.  First come the two W bays of the S side. Round pier, square abacus, trumpet-scallop capitals with some decoration. ... Pointed arches with one slight chamfer. That indicates c.1190. At the same time or perhaps a few years before, the transept arch, i.e. evidence of a cruciform church ... Then, early C13, the third S arch, connecting arcade and transept. This has a hood-mould of dogtooth.

Only after that the N arcade ... Round piers, octagonal abaci, arches with one chamfer and one hollow chamfer ... good figural decoration of the early C14. 


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Piscina in chancel

 

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