Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Churches (28) : St Peter & St Paul, Godalming

The Church of St Peter & St Paul is the parish church of the Surrey town of Godalming. A church has stood on the site, in a meadow next to the river Wey, since the ninth century with the current church being a re-building in the twelfth century. Some remnants of the earlier Saxon church survive especially the Eastern nave and around the base of the tower.

The church has North and South aisles either side of the nave and North and South chapels either side of the chancel [1].

The church gained it's spire in the thirteenth century plus North and South chapels were added. Further changes occurred in the following centuries including a lengthening of the nave and a widening of the aisles in the nineteenth century.

The church was built from Bargate stone rubble with hard chalk and Bath stone in later additions.

[1] "Parishes: Godalming." A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Ed. H E Malden. London: Victoria County History, 1911. 24-42. British History Online. Web. 12 March 2019. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/surrey/vol3/pp24-42.