St Peter's Church, Caversham

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St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church tower
St Peter's Church is located in Reading, Berkshire
St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church
Location within Reading
51°28′6.84″N 0°58′50.86″W / 51.4685667°N 0.9807944°W / 51.4685667; -0.9807944Coordinates: 51°28′6.84″N 0°58′50.86″W / 51.4685667°N 0.9807944°W / 51.4685667; -0.9807944
Location Caversham, Reading
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website stpetercaversham.org.uk
History
Founded 1162
Dedication Saint Peter
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II*[1]
Style Norman
Administration
Archdeaconry Berkshire
Diocese Oxford

St Peter's Church is a Church of England parish church in Caversham, a suburb of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. It is situated close to the River Thames in Caversham Heights.

History[edit]

View from the south, 1800-1809

During the Siege of Reading in 1643, the Royalists had troops stationed at St Peter's Church with a cannon on top of the church tower. The Parliamentarians hit it with cannon balls until its spire was destroyed and the church was in ruins.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of St Peter, Reading". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Daphne (1980). The Story of Reading. Countryside Books. p. 62. ISBN 0-905392-07-8. 
  3. ^ "Caversham (in Oxfordshire)". Royal Berkshire History. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Early History of Caversham". Caversham.info. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 

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