St Peter’s design – Swallowcliffe

In 1840 Sir George Gilbert Scott and Moffatt planned to replace the Norman church here, moving it to higher ground.


St Peter’s – Swallowcliffe

Scott and Moffatt’s clerk of works was Mr Smith who submitted their plans to the Church Building Society in 1842. The cost was estimated at £1260 and the land donated by the Earl of Pembroke. Built in Norman style, possibly reusing parts of the old church, it consists of a chancel with south transept, an aisled nave and south-west tower with a conical spirelet and south door. Fittings, a font, pulpit and reading desk, were also provided in a late Norman style and the church was consecrated in 1843.