St Peter's Church, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Address: Thames Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0BH
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Key kept at the nearby Tourist Information Centre
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A Thames-side landmark

St Peter's is a picturesque Thames-side landmark with an elegant open-work spire and octagonal belfry.

The previous church on this site was destroyed during the Civil War.

The gorgeous Georgian interior features a beautiful coffered ceiling and a rounded apse.

Inlaid in the floor is the tomb of Sir William Blackstone (died 1780), and other members of his family author of the renowned Legal Commentaries.

 

*Key kept at the nearby Tourist Information Centre. Check website for opening times.

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Road directions

Wallingford town centre; the church is in Thames Street, opposite the Baptist chapel and within 100 yards of the river; the distinctive church spire provides a good landmark

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Cholsey (2.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SU 609 895

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.









PDF iconBerkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Alan Grove (22 Jun 2012, 16:23)

    Combined with the interesting town this makes a really pleasant day trip.

  2. Peter Mason (30 Oct 2012, 20:23)

    The clock no longer chimes. What has to be done to get the clock chiming again?

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

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St Peter's Church, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a small step into the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.