St Peter and St Paul

    Address

  • Main Street
  • Checkendon
  • RG8 0SR

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Brief Description

A small Norman flint and stone church in a pretty Chiltern village. The semi-circular apse has early 13th-century wall-paintings and the monuments include a modern window engraved by Laurence Whistler.

  • Main Description

    Much original detail including the south doorway which has jamb shafts with capitals carved with eagles and monsters.

    The impressive vista inside the church from the aisleless nave, through two richly moulded Norman arches to the choir and sanctuary.

    Octagonal Perpendicular font.

    The only Norman window is in the apse, but this has been renewed. The other windows are Decorated and Perpendicular. The perpendicular west tower and porch, also the nave roof with carved bosses.

    Early C13 wall paintings. A procession of the Apostles flanking the windows of the apse with Christ in Majesty above. Red ochre on a white ground.

    Wall monuments and effigies of C17 and C18. C15 brasses.

Church Treasurers

Angel corbel on north wall of nave

Wall painting of Christ in Majesty

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