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St. Peter, Newnham, Gloucestershire


The church of St. Peter, standing on an eminence at the south end of the town, was originally in the Norman, Early English and later styles, and after being enlarged and restored in 1875, at a cost of £4,600, was destroyed by fire in 1881, but rebuilt in fac-simile, at a cost of about £4,430, and now consists of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, north porch, sacristy, vestry and an embattled western tower, with spire and a turret at the south-west angle, and containing 8 bells and a set of chimes: the east window and seven others are stained: the pulpit is of Bath stone, with shafts and panels of alabaster, and there is a Norman font, carved with figures of the apostles: there are modern brasses to the late John Hill, who died at Streatham, London, 22nd March, 1894, and to the late John Stratford Collins, 36 years surgeon of this parish, who died in 1880: there are sittings for 500 persons.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1547.

St. Peter

Denomination:Church of England