CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1178132

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1965

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH STREET

Map

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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.

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire (District Authority)

Parish: Swepstone

National Grid Reference: SK 36785 10565

Details

SWEPSTONE CHURCH STREET (west side) SK 31 SE 5/96 Church of St. Peter 24.11.65 II* GV Church of C14, C15 and C19. W tower, nave with aisles, and chancel. Mainly of C14, C15 clerestory, tower cased 1842 with ashlar, chancel rebuilt in 1869 and S porch in 1870. Coursed rubble and ashlar. Plain tiled roof with stone coped gables to chancel and porch, battlements to nave, aisles and tower. Buttresses and angle buttresses with set-offs overall. Windows mainly have hood-moulds with carved head label stops. Tower of 2 stages with Perp lights to belfry, W window with cusped Y tracery, small W door and pinnacles. N aisle W window with Intersected tracery, otherwise renewed Curvilinear. Blocked N door. S aisle E window with Intersected tracery, otherwise Y. S door with hood-mould. Curvilinear style chancel windows. Interior: 4 bay arcades with double chamfered arches, outer dying into wall. Restored low-pitched roof of 4 bays: cambered moulded tie beams, wall-pieces and braces on renewed stone corbels. Flat-topped 2-light clerestory windows with Perp tracery. Chancel with boarded arched roof. C19 pews, boxed in aisles. Finely carved choir stalls of 1886 and pulpit of 1887. Organ with painted front pipes. C19 stained glass in E and SE windows with NE window by Powell, Highgate, c1930. C17-C19 wall monuments, alabaster tomb chest with effigy of William Humfrey of 1591 and mediaeval effigy of a Lady, wearing a wimple, on embattled arcaded tomb chest decorated with shields within quatrefoils. Small cusp-headed niche in S aisle.

Listing NGR: SK3678510565

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 187988

Legacy System: LBS

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