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Boston (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 30493 38527


TF 33 NW KIRTON HIGH STREET (north west side)

9/37 Church of St. Peter and 26.1.67 St. Paul

G.V. I

Parish church. Mid C12, late C12, C13, C14, C15, c.1500 crossing tower and transepts demolished, and chancel shortened 1805 by William Haywood and stonework used for building west tower and extending aisles. 1900 restoration by Hodgson Fowler, 1907. Limestone ashlar and lead roofs. Western tower, nave and chancel, clerestory, aisles, south porch. Tall 4 stage tower rebuilt in 1805 from materials of former crossing tower, with bell moulded plinth, string courses, quatrefoil frieze to belfry stage, battlemented parapet with gargoyles and corner pinnacles. Stepped set back buttresses with canopied niches containing statues to west. To belfry stage are large 3 light openings with cusped panel tracery and moulded 4 centred surrounds. C14 west door with continuously moulded and pointed surround. Above an ogee headed niche recording church remodelling in 1803-1810. West window of 4 lights, curvilinear tracery and moulded surround. Above is a pair of double lancets with cusped ogee heads, quatrefoils and wave moulded surrounds. In the aisles are blank moulded and pointed window openings, both have embattled parapets and crocketed gablettes to buttresses. North aisle has 6 tall early C14 3 light cusped Y traceried windows in chamfered and moulded surrounds, divided by gabled stepped buttresses. The western bay is an extension of c.1805. Gabled north porch has early C13 double chamfered outer arch with shafted imposts, octagonal capitals and above an ashlar plaque records the restoration. The inner doorway is also early C13 with collar shafted reveals and deeply moulded pointed head. To left a C14 canopied recess. Elaborate c.1500 clerestorey of 12 triple lights, panelled tracery beneath chamfered triangular arches. Above a frieze of blank shields and quatrefoils with pinnacles to the embattled parapet. In the east wall is a blank window and there is a further blank window in the north wall of the chancel. Beyond a large 4 light C15 window, panel traceried with a hollow chamfered surround. c.1900 east window of 5 lights, panel traceried with hollow surround. In the chancel south wall are 2 windows matching that to the north and in the east window of the aisle a further blank window. In the south wall of the aisle are 6 tall C14 4 light windows with curvilinear tracery and moulded pointed surrounds. The western bay is an extension of c.1805. Panelled parapet with blank shields and quatrefoils matching the nave clerestory. A lead rainwater hopper is dated 1785. Gabled south porch has double chamfered outer arch with shafted reveals, late C12 inner doorway with triple shafted and collared reveals, circular capitals and 3 orders of moulding to the head comprising dogtooth with bead and reel, chevrons, and lozenges; all in high relief. Interior. 6 bay C14 nave arcades with slender circular shafts, annular capitals and double chamfered arches. Above are blank cusped headed panels to the wall surface. c.1500 nave roof retains moulded and brattished tie beams and some principals, all supported on octagonal stone corbels with carved wooden figures. In east wall of the tower a C12 doorway, 2 orders of colonnettes, zigzag and lozenges, above is a tall blank opening with a moulded and pointed head, the original west doorway of the Church. A C14 cusped ogee headed piscina at the west end of the nave, moved from the chancel in 1804. West organ gallery supported on 4 slender fluted Ionic columns with acanthus frieze and dentillated cornice, above a raised and fielded panelled parapet, all of 1761, altered 1907. C14 double chamfered chancel arch supported on C13 filleted shafted reveals on tall moulded bases, to former crossing piers. In the east wall of the north aisle the springing of the transept arch remains. Chancel has c.1900 wooden barrel vaulted roof. Good painted panelled reredos. Early C20 fittings including chancel screen of 1914 with painted rood. In the south aisle a segmental pedimented aedicule with swag contains an oil painting in an eared and shouldered surround. Octagonal font, plain shields to cusped side panels, C19 base, and inscription round bowl records donation in 1405. Monuments. In the chancel a pedimented marble wall plaque to Vincent Colby d.1756, with escutcheon and urn.

Listing NGR: TF3049138530


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 29 Aug 1999
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