St Peter's Church - Doddington

Just outside the grounds of Doddington Hall and Gardens lies St Peter’s Church.

St Peter's Church - Doddington

St Peter’s Church dates back to the medieval period, and is visible in the Kipp print of 1707. In 1775, after completing the work in the Hall, John Delaval rebuilt the church in the flamboyant Gothick style, which he copied from the surviving medieval side of the chapel.

An imposing lead spire was removed in 1949, having become unsafe.

The church contains memorials to many of the Jarvis family who lived at Doddington or often died soldiering abroad. For a church of its size, St. Peter’s Church also has exceptional stained glass windows.*

St Peter's Church - Doddington

St Peter's Church - Doddington

St Peter's Church - Doddington

*From Doddington Hall & Gardens handbook

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 29th 2015

12 Responses to “Saint Peter’s Church”

  1. What faith worship there? I love old buildings. Coffee is on

  2. Astrid says:

    The advantage of NO leaves on the trees is that you ’see’ more. Great picture and the stained glass windows are beautiful. I love the architecture of ‘British’ Churches. Great pictures.

  3. james higham says:

    Where we rest awhile and offer a prayer of thanks.

  4. So gloomy outside, so vivid inside. ;)

  5. Amfortas says:

    A little church with a lot of effort. What a little gem.

  6. ....peter:) says:

    This is a wonderful collection of images of Saint Peter’s Church Cherie…
    why they would build a spire out of lead in the first place is beyond me…

    i love the three perfect photos that you took of the stained glass windows portraying the time between palm Sunday… the last supper… the stations of the cross and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.