East Drayton St Peter

Features and Fittings


18 freestanding, dark wooden pews with carved ends and a cross motif, standing on wooden plinths either side of the central aisle: twelve 3.94m long, six various lengths, ie. 3.53m, 2.79m, 2.30m, 1.90m, 1.85m, 1.84m

Octagonal font on octagonal column on two-tiered octagonal base

Wooden panelled pulpit

15C canopied and vaulted screen with decorative bosses, trefoils and daggers. The original lower panels and the rood cross have not survived. Some poor restorative woodwork.

One of the ceiling bosses in the form of a grotesque faceWooden roof has carved and painted decorative bosses and grotesque faces. Beams painted with scrolls and flowers.

Two floor slabs: one with 14C stylised cross and worn inscription (Burgh family?), the other by its side to Elizabeth Ann Horrox, died 1st September 1810.

Figure at apex of tower archStone figure holding blue painted shield with crossed gold and black keys in apex of tower arch.

Five stone figures holding painted shields on the chancel arch. These are:

bottom left   St Matthew   blue shield with human head within a gold halo
middle left   St Mark   blue shield with a lion within a gold halo
apex       red shield with IHS below an eagle(?) within a gold halo with a red cross
middle right   St Luke   blue shield with a bull within a gold halo
bottom right   St John   blue shield with an eagle within a gold halo

Needlework kneelers made by parishioners


The altarOak altar. Base 2.602 x 0.070m, top 2.740 x 0.074m. Ht 0.099m standing on a 0.018m stone plinth.

Altar rail with twisted balusters

Rectangular piscina in south wall

Remnant of wall painting on stones in the arch of the door in the north wall.

Wooden roof has carved and painted decorated bosses and grotesque faces. Beams painted with scrolls and flowers. Eastern end gold stars on blue background.

North Aisle

A two-door carved wooden screen, opening inwards, covers the partially blocked-up west door. Each door has an upper section glazed in red glass. The decoration is in green stain. This area is curtained-off and used as a store for cleaning materials etc.

Remnants of wall painting on remnants of plaster on west end of north wall.

South Aisle

South Lady Chapel at east end

War Memorial and Roll of Honour

List of Incumbents on wooden wall panel

Ogee-arched piscina in South wall


The lower part of the tower arch is enclosed by a wooden screen forming the vestry on the ground floor and a balcony above to the bell ringer’s landing

The north and south walls of the bell ringing chamber are covered with approx. 60 surviving “cakes” or “cheeses”, being large circles (33 cm) painted in red ochre on a painted black background with initials and dates commemorating weddings 1777 - 1865

The belfry ceiling is painted with gold crosses and petals, green scrolls and petals, and a geometric design


Holy water stoup with small image recess above

Masons’ marks on stone

Two stone benches