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Rutland (Unitary Authority)
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SP 94493 99906



8/19 Church of St. Peter



Church. C13-C15, restored later C19. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone with quoins and leaded, parapetted and Collyweston slate roofs with stone coped gables. W tower with spire, nave, aisles, N chancel chapel, chancel and S porch. Tower of C14, of ashlar, and of 3 stages, with plinth and clasping buttresses with set-offs. W window, a quartrefoil window to each of 3 sides in 2nd stage, slits to SW staircase, sundial on S side of SW buttress, 4 pairs of 2-light bell openings with transom, and quatrefoil frieze over. Spire has small flat broaches, 3 tiers of lucarnes in alternating positions, the top tier small quatrefoils, roll mouldings to the face angles and the summit of a circlet of leaves with iron weathervane. Inside, the nave arch is double chamfered, the inner dying into semi-circular respond. C13 2 bay nave arcades, the S earlier with circular pier and crocket capital. N similar with plain pier and both have double chamfered pointed arches. Hood moulds and C19 label stops overall. N arcade and clerestory said rebuilt at restoration. Latter has 3 Perp windows each side and 3 bay C19 low-pitch tie beam roof, rising from possibly original battlemented stone corbels. Outside a parapetted roof. N aisle has buttresses with set-offs, NW window with C19 Reticulated tracery, blocked N door and possibly C19 triple lancet window. In continuation of aisle into N chancel chapel a similar window and NE window with original Reticulated tracery and niche on S wall below. 2 bay round arched arcade to chancel with double chamfers. Chancel has restored Perp E and 2 S windows and small S door and C19 boarded 4 bay roof incorporating fragments of original Perp roof and 3 carved supporting figures each side. Cusped headed niche and double sedilia with roll mouldings on S wall. Chancel is of ashlar with plinth, buttresses with set-offs and parapetted roof. S aisle has lead roof, S window with Geometric tracery and SW Perp window, small cusped headed piscina and C13 plain octagonal font on 4 short moulded and chamfered piers and central drainage pier. S porch has many moulded round arch though shafts have gone. S doorway has round arch with double chamfer and curved inner edge, with outer shafts remaining. Door, now 2 leaved, C17 or possibly earlier. Small brass wall monument to former rector Rowland Digby d.1546, fine stone wall monument to Roland Durant d.l588, and further monument of 1840. Re-assembled fragments of fine pulpit dated 1605. Right side of rector's chair c1540 carved with inscription 'Rowlandus Digbi, Rector' and 'D.E.' and 'B.A.' either side fleur-de-lys. Otherwise C19 oak choir stalls, pulpit and pews, and brass lectern. Majolica tile reredos by firm of Maw. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877 and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SP9449399906


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)
'Whites Directory' in Leicestershire and Rutland, (1877)


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: 01 Mar 2007
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