CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1209141
Date first listed:
30-Sep-1993
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MAIN STREET

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

County:
Leicestershire
District:
Harborough (District Authority)
Parish:
Ashby Parva
National Grid Reference:
SP 52568 88626

Details

ASHBY PARVA MAIN STREET SP58NW 1323-0 3/4 (South side) 11/01/55 Church of St Peter II*

Parish church. Possible C12 origins, rebuilt later C14; restored with chancel and porch rebuilt by J P St Aubyn in 1866. Rubble stone with some ashlar; stone quoins, dressings and gable coping. Plain tiled roofs, swept down over vestry to south of chancel. Tower, nave with north porch, chancel with south vestry. Two stage unbuttressed tower, the upper stage slightly inset over dripmould. Two-light belfry openings with C15 windows, restored C19, in upper stage and west window to lower stage of two lights with quatrefoil, probably C14, restored in C19. Chancel with two windows to south and one to north, all C14, restored 1866. Ashlar-work to left of porch on north side of nave, projecting and marking position of rood stair. Elliptical arch to south doorway. Gabled north porch. Nave with two windows to south. Interior: no aisles, though nave appears to have been built out in C14, leaving chancel off-centre. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Two doorways to the left of chancel arch both with recessed Tudor-arched surrounds, formerly the doorways to the rood-loft. One window reveal in nave with short, squat columnar respond, possible C12. Fittings: C19 benches, screen and pulpit. Font: C12 with hemispherical bowl on C19 base. West window by Lavers and Barraud, 1866. Sculptural relief in white marble, C18, perhaps North Italian. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Williamson E, Brandwood G: Leicestershire and Rutland: London: 1984-: 87).

Listing NGR: SP5256888626

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
392493
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 87

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: 23 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/05246/05
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