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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1178178



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Higham on the Hill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188144

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9/17 Church of St. Peter

7.11.66 II*

Parish church. C12 west tower with nave of 1790 by H. Couchman, refenestrated in 1854 when a south aisle and porch were added by Ewan Christian; single-bay chancel of 1870 by R. Jennings of Atherstone replacing Cou chman's apsidal sanctuary. Ashlar, except the west tower which is built of coursed and squared freestone; plain tile roofs. West tower: 3 stages marked by strings, with pilaster buttresses at the corners on the north and south sides extending to immediately below the second stage string. Corbel course of carved heads beneath a plain parapet. In the west wall is a tall blocked archway indicating that the building was designed as a crossing tower. At second stage level, the north south and west sides of the tower each have a 3-bay arcade with shafts and scalloped capitals. On each side of the belfry is a 2-light window with a central shaft, within an outer round-headed recess. Nave and south aisle: Couchman's building has a pedimented east gable and 3 C19 pointed windows to the north with Geometric tracery, in a rhythm of 2:3:2 lights. These are reflected in south windows of the south aisle (centre and east). The west bay of this side is occupied by a gabled porch with double chamfered pointed opening and inside by a pointed door with wave-moulded surround. At the east end of this side of the aisle is a priest's door. The east window of the aisle is of 3 lights with decorated tracery. Chancel: single-light side windows with ogee heads and 3-light east window with Geometric tracery. Interior: C19 4-bay arcade of double-chamfered arches on octagonal columns with moulded capitals. The tower arch is blocked but its round-headed profile is visible inside. C19 pointed chancel arch. C18 king-post roof with queen struts over nave. C19 arch-braced collar roofs over aisle and chancel. Fixtures and fittings: C19 octagonal font with scalloped base and circular panels to the sides of the basin. C18 and C19 bench pews. C19 hexagonal pulpit with traceried sides. C19 choir stalls and wooden eagle lectern. C19 stone and marble reredos. Monuments: oval tablet in the chancel to the Reverend Samuel Chamber, died 1788 and his wife Catherine, died 1792. First World War memorial on north side of nave; central crucifix flanked by Sts. George and Michael with a border of grape vines. 2 good windows of 1901 (north side of nave) and 1902 (west end of south side) in the style of Kempe. B.O.E. pp. 175 - 6.

Listing NGR: SP3826795560

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 175-6

National Grid Reference: SP 38267 95560


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