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St. Peter, Codford St Peter, Wiltshire


The church of St. Peter, originally consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells, was restored in 1864, a north aisle added, and the old chancel arch replaced by a Pointed arch of fine proportions, on carved corbels supported by Devonshire marble shafts; at the same period the chancel was rebuilt in the Early English style, three ancient sedilia, which belonged to the old chancel, being replaced: the communion table, which is of oak, was given by Bishop Hamilton, of Salisbury: a lectern of oak and gilt iron work was presented in 1897 in memory of the late Alfred Blake: there is a fine Early Norman font, richly sculptured: and in the chancel is preserved some carved stone work discovered in 1864, and presumed to be of Saxon date: there are several memorial stained windows and brasses, also a hatchment of H.R.H. the late Duke of Albany: the church was decorated in 1891, and in 1898 the foundations of the tower and east end were renewed: in 1906 massive balustraded oak altar rails were fixed at a cost of £55, as a memorial to the late Miss Charlotte Anderson: in 1907 the baptistery was panelled and seated in oak at a cost of £ 45: the window in the north aisle is in memory of Mrs. Sarah Wrightwick; the oak screen was given by Capt. Houston: the church will seat about 225 persons: the churchyard was enlarged in 1889.

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Church Records

The registers date from the year 1597.

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St. Peter
Codford St Peter

Denomination:Church of England