St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Brief description

"Its imposing 90ft tower is built in perpendicular style and look out for the 40 stone ‘grotesques’ – scary and ugly stone faces that adorn the building. Half of the grotesques represent demons, the rest are possibly caricatures based on town and Winchcombe Abbey dignitaries from the 15th century.

From various points in the town you will see the gilded weather cock that takes pride of place on top of the church tower. Dating back to 1874, the weathercock is actually made of wood and measures a staggering five-and-a-half foot from beak to tail and is four-and-a-half foot high.

It originally adorned the roof of St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol, but became redundant when a spire was erected. The glittering bird was ‘loaned’ to St Peter’s and is now an integral part of the Winchcombe skyline."


St Peter's Church

Gloucester St, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5LU


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01242 602067



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