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Church of St Peter, Ashby cum Fenby

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 164366

OS Grid Reference: TA2545400949
OS Grid Coordinates: 525454, 400949
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4903, -0.1106

Location: Main Road, Ashby Cum Fenby, North East Lincolnshire DN37 0RT

Locality: Ashby cum Fenby
County: North East Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN37 0RT

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Listing Text


(east side, off)

Church of Saint Peter

Parish church. C12 nave, C13 tower; nave arcade, north aisle and chancel
rebuilt in C17, the latter incorporating C14 windows. Restored 1845, tower
repaired 1886, west end restored 1910, tower restored 1959. Squared
ironstone and chalk, rubble and flint; brick to chancel; limestone and
ironstone ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. West tower with west entrance, 3-
bay nave with 4-bay north arcade, 2-bay chancel. Quoins. 2-stage tower:
moulded plinth, restored pointed chamfered door, restored C14 pointed 2-
light traceried window, line of former nave gable to east, stringcourse.
Tall pointed 2-light belfry openings (those to north and south partly
restored) wiLh Y-tracery on a shaft, dogtooth decoration and plain
hoodmoulds. Weathered angle gargoyles. Restored coped ashlar parapet.
Nave: section of blocked C12 round-headed south door to left; C14 pointed 3-
light window with reticulated tracery, similar window with C19 tracery, and
C14 - C15 square-headed 3-light trefoiled window. North aisle: single-light
and 3-light mullioned windows beneath timber lintels; C20 brick-mullioned 3-
light west window. Chancel: rubble to lower sections with brick above,
buttresses to east. Re-set pointed chamfered south door and pointed 2-light
windows with good reticulated tracery, hoodmould and headstops. Interior.
Pointed double-chamfered tower arch, inner order on fine carved head
corbels. Arcade of one pointed double-chamfered arch and 3 plain round
arches of 2 orders, probably re-built in C17, on C13 keeled quatrefoil
piers, one with moulded capital and circular abacus, the others plainer,
perhaps contemporary with arches. C17 chancel arch with continuous double
chamfer. Monuments: in tower a good early C14 knight effigy with legs
crossed and lion at feet; fine ashlar standing wall monument in chancel to
Suzanna Dury of 1606 with surround of fluted Corinthian pilasters carrying a
bold cornice, round-headed niche with putti in spandrels, carved intrados
and inscribed tablet over later C17 two-thirds life-size figure of reclining
woman on sarcophagus lid supported by 2 hounds; fine mid C17 standing ashlar
monument bearing traces of painting to Sir William Wray (died 1616) and Lady
Frances Wray (died 1647), 3 by 2 bays, with Corinthian columns supporting
inscribed entablature and canopy with elaborate carved arms above, over
full-size reclining figures of Wray and wife, kneeling daughter beside them,
infant at feet, and two small kneeling figures of sons in armour beside base
to north; black marble floor slab to Sir William Wray of 1669 with inscribed
white marble border. C14-C15 font with octagonal bowl carved with
mouchettes and quatrefoils in circles, shafted column and moulded base. C11
- C12 pillar piscina at west end with quatrefoil shaft, scalloped capital
and square top containing C20 alms box. Central section of C14 oak rood
screen under tower arch: central opening flanked by two and a half panels
each side, with octagonal columns and cusped trefoiled ogee arches, 2 deep,
plain panels below and later frieze above. Fragments of C14 glass,
including portions of dragon, in chancel south windows. Two bells in nave
dated 1699 and 1725. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England:
Lincolnshire, 172.

Listing NGR: TA2545400949

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Source: English Heritage

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