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St Peter, Ampney St Peter, Gloucestershire

(51°42′43″N, 1°52′52″W)
Ampney St Peter
SP 083 015
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Gloucestershire
now Gloucestershire
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Jean and Garry Gardiner
15 June 1998

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Ampney St Peter is a village in the Cotswolds, 4 miles E of Cirencester. The church was largely rebuilt by G.G. Scott in 1878, when 'the whole building was taken down, except for the tower', and the S wall, which was virtually rebuilt. The chancel was rebuilt on its old site, and the stairs to the rood loft preserved. The old porch was removed from S side and an entrance formed at the W end. Romanesque features include a Transitional Romanesque chancel arch. An earlier Romanesque doorway was inserted in the N nave wall. A Sheila na gig carving, of unconfirmed Romanesque or possibly Anglo-Saxon date, is mounted on the wall N of the font. The Norman doorway was stated to be 11thc work in 1881. [Gloucester Notes and Queries, 1881, 235.]


In 1086, Ampney (Omenie) and its mill belonged to the abbey of St. Peter, Gloucester.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Gloucestershire Note and Queries:an illustrated quarterly magazine devoted to the history and antiquities of Gloucestershire (1) 1881, 235.

N. Pevsner, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 2nd edition, Yale 1979, 89.

VCH Gloucestershire, 7, London 1981, 52.