CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1073940
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Empingham
National Grid Reference:
SK 95064 08471

Details

EMPINGHAM SK 90 NE CHURCH STREET (East Side)

4/93 Church of St. Peter

14.6.54

GV I

Church. C13-C15. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone with lead parapetted and Collyweston slate roofs. Stone coped E gable. W tower, nave, aisles, transepts, chancel, N vestry and S porch. Very fine C14 tower of 4 stages and spire with plinth, stepped angle buttresses, shafted W doorway with ballflower decoration and ogee arch framed by similar shafted blank arch, 3 niches over, then stage of blank arcading (later clock face to N), 4 bell openings with Curvilinear tracery, carved frieze, N gargoyle, battlements, and tall hexagonal, shafted and crocketted pinnacles. Crocketted spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes and weathercock. Exterior of church has stepped buttresses and angle buttresses, the windows with hood moulds and label stops. Inside, many-moulded W arch with shafted keeled responds. Later C13 4 bay N arcade with double chamfered arches on circular piers and capitals. Above E bay an original circular clerestory window. Early C13 4 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on circular piers and octagonal capitals. Perp clerestory with 3-light windows, 3 to N and 4 to S. 4 bay C19 roof incorporating original Perp carved figures. Wall pieces and curved braces from stone corbels. C13 N aisle with N door and 3 3-light Perp windows. N transept similar with fine N window and some original stained glass in heads of E windows. 2 niches, one cusped, the other ogee headed. C13 chancel with triple lancet, blocked lancet and C19 vestry to N, E window with Intersected tracery, and 2 double lancets, triple lancet, S door and fine sedilia and piscina and ogee leaded aumbry to S. C19 roof. C13 S transept with 3 double lancets, a triple lancet and small cusped niche. S aisle with Perp windows, one with stained glass of 1907, C13 S doorway and C14 S porch. Contemporary wall painting in N and S transepts and over S door. C17 oak pulpit. C19 brass lectern. C18 hatchments. In N transept C13 tomb recess with coffin slab and 2 other coffin slabs loose. Under W tower further coffin slab mounted in wall. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK9506408471

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
186927
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/11335/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Ashley. Source Historic England Archive
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