Peterstone Wentlooge – St Peter’s church

History

Church of St. Peter in Peterstone Wentlodge was erected in the middle of the fifteenth century, under the auspices of the abbey of St. Augustine from Bristol. It was renovated in 1606 and then in 1887. At the end of the nineteenth century, the sacristy was added to the church.

Architecture

The church is an outstanding example of a village temple built in the English perpendicular gothic style. It is a three-nave building with a tower on the west side, a small rectangular chancel on the east side and a 15th-century south porch. The side aisles are covered with separate mono-pitched roofs, while the central nave is topped with a gable roof. A characteristic element is a tower with a north – eastern communication turret. Both are richly decorated with friezes, pinnacles, gargoyles and battlement. Inside there is a late medieval, though restored, hammerbeam roof truss.

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bibliography:
Website britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, Parish Church of St Peter A Grade I Listed Building in Wentlooge (Gwynllŵg), Newport.
Website coflein.gov.uk, St Peter’s church, Peterstone.