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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: 1360696



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stockerston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 191015

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SP 89 NW

3/112 Church of St. Peter



Church. C13-C15, restored 1887. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone with leaded roof, parapetted except for N aisle. Buttresses, including angle and diagonal, with set offs, and windows mostly with hood moulds. W tower, nave, aisles (beginning 1 bay E of tower) and chancel. C15 ashlar tower of 3 stages with moulded plinth and angle buttresses. S doorway, 3-light W window with fragment of medieval stained glass, and 4 1-lights on 2nd stage. 4 tall 3-light bell openings with transoms and Perp tracery, and, above, a quatrefoil frieze and battlements. Tall double chamfered nave arch. 2 bay N arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal pier. 2 bay S arcade similar but slightly taller. Shafted responds. Perp clerestory with 3 2-light windows to S, and 2 to N, the 4 to E flat-topped. 5 bay restored low-pitch cambered-tie-beam roof. N aisle has 5 3-light Perp windows, the middle to N shorter with N doorway, now blocked, under. Good fragments of original C15 stained glass. Double chamfered and moulded chancel arch. Chancel has a 2-light flat-topped window and Perp 3-light to both N and S, and similar Perp 3-light E window. Piscina and aumbry. 4 bay roof similar to nave roof. At corner of chancel, nave and S aisle a polygonal rood staircase projecting both inside and outside. Doorway with carved niche over. S aisle has similar Perp windows, the SE with C19 stained glass. Piscina. Small S doorway with 4-centred arch and foliage spandrels. In S aisle C14 effigy of cross-legged knight in recess, and in N aisle C13 effigy of praying knight, both very worn. Large brass to John Boville, died 1467, and wife (his head missing). Brass to John Southill, died 1493, and wife. Fine incised slab to Elizabeth Havers, died 1634, in black marble surround. Also funerary helmet c1570 (altered). c1400 broken octagonal bowl font. Fragments of medieval bench ends, some carved with blind tracery and coats of arms. Very large table tomb to members of Walker family with inscriptions of late C18 early C19. C18 headstone from Churchyard. Pevsner and V.C.H., Vol.V.

Listing NGR: SP8337897500

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Leicester, (1964)
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984)

National Grid Reference: SP 83378 97500


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