Church of St Peter, Main Street, Kirby Bellars - Melton

A large church, thought to have been a former priory church, of C13 origin with C14, C15 and C16 work. Restored late C18, in 1820, and again late C19. Walling is ironstone and the spire is limestone. Spire repairs were undertaken in 2013 following a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant. In 2016, an application to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs scheme was unsuccessful. Repairs to the tower masonry, roofs and drainage remain urgently necessary. The building has been subject to heritage crime.

Church of St Peter, Main Street, Kirby Bellars - Melton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1261717
  • Local Planning Authority: Melton
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Peter
  • Street Name: Main Street
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: Melton
  • Parish: Kirby Bellars
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Rutland and Melton
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I