Church of St Peter and St Paul


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St Peter and St Paul, London Road


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Peter and St Paul, London Road

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

Rutland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 86672 99606


SP 8699-8799 4/77

UPPINGHAM LONDON ROAD (east side) Church of St Peter and St Paul


GV II* Parish church. C14, enlarged and heavily restored 1861 by Henry Parsons of London. Squared stone and ashlar with Welsh slate roof to chancel and low-pitched lead roofs to nave and aisles, scarcely visible behind battlemented parapet. Tower and spire, nave and aisles, north porch of stone and south porch of wooden trellis-work, chancel and chancel chapels.

Tower of three stages with angle buttresses, moulded string courses and two-light bell-openings. West doorway with continuous mouldings and fleuron decoration in square surround. Spire with three tiers of traceried and gabled lucarnes. Nave of four bays (lengthened by one bay in 1861), arcade of double-chamfered arches (retaining some original painting of tendrils) carried on clusters of four shafts to north with polygonal abaci and to south with quatrefoil abaci. Window tracery, Decorated to north and Perpendicular to south, wholly renewed. C19 roof. Two bay chancel entirely of 1861, Decorated in style, divided from chapels by arcade on black marble columns with naturalistic capitals.

C16 pulpit. Font of 1853 designed by G.E Street for All Saints, Cottesbrooke, Northants. Four small Norman demi-figures representing Christ blessing, a saint blessing and two angels, discovered during work in the C19 and now placed either side of the south door and the east window of the north chapel.

Listing NGR: SP8667299606


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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: 03 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16841/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Ashley. Source Historic England Archive
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