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Church of St Peter, Cleethorpes

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 164466

OS Grid Reference: TA3054408614
OS Grid Coordinates: 530544, 408614
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5579, -0.0307

Location: Glebe Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 8DB

Locality: Cleethorpes
County: North East Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN35 8DB

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Listing Text

(west side)

8/24 Church of St Peter


Parish church. 1864 by James Fowler of Louth. C20 addition to west
end. Rock-faced sandstone ashlar with Ancaster limestone dressings;
painted brick interior with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. Gothic
Revival style. Aligned north-east - south-west. 4-bay aisled nave with
south porch, single-bay chancel with single-bay organ chamber/chapel
adjoining to south, tower and vestry adjoining to north. Chamfered
plinth, angle buttresses and buttresses between bays, sill string-course
throughout. Nave: aisles have segmental-pointed 3-light windows to
north and south; foiled round windows to clerestory. West end has
buttresses flanking central section with pointed 3-light traceried
window with quatrefoiled oculus above, pointed 2-light window to north
aisle. Porch: pointed moulded outer arch with hoodmould and foliate
stops, pointed chamfered inner arch with hoodmould and plain stops,
scissor-braced open rafter roof. Chancel: pointed 2-light south window,
pointed 3-light east window with foiled roundel above; 1914-18 war
memorial plaque inserted in east wall recording church bells and
churchyard cross. Organ chamber/chapel: pointed 2-light south window
with blind slit in gable above. 3-stage tower has chamfered and moulded
plinth, string-courses between stages, full-height diagonal buttresses,
and staircase projection in north-east angle. First stage has chamfered
shouldered-arched north door, pointed 2-light east window. Second stage
has plain slit light with pointed relieving arch. Top stage has pointed
single-light belfry openings, clockface to east, moulded string-course,
angle gargoyles, coped embattled parapet. Single-storey vestry in
north-east angle has 3-light trefoiled east window, plain coped parapet.
All windows with Gothic Revival tracery, hoodmoulds and stops, those to
tower carved. Coped gables with shaped kneelers, carved open work
finials, crested ridge tiles throughout. Interior. Nave arcades of
pointed brick arches of 2 orders, with plain inner orders of banded
ashlar and brick, outer orders with moulded brick nailhead arrises, and
ashlar hoodmoulds with carved foliate stops. Cylindrical ashlar piers
and plain quoined responds with ornate carved foliate capitals and
moulded bases on tall plinths. Tall pointed chancel arch with similar
brick and ashlar details, on responds with paired shafts with foliate
capitals and mid shaft-rings. Segmental-pointed hollow-chamfered west
door. North aisle has pointed east arch with nailhead moulding and
hoodmould. South aisle has pointed ashlar arch to chapel. Chancel has
segmental-pointed double hollow-chamfered arch to organ chamber, a
tripartite recess to the north of pointed arches with nailhead moulding
and hoodmoulds, on paired shafts with foliate capitals; adjoining vestry
door to right with similar blind arch over. Chancel windows and nave
west window have chamfered reveals, nailhead moulding and hoodmoulds;
quoined surrounds to other windows. Dentilled brick cornice throughout.
Nave and chancel roofs have scissor braces, corbelled wall posts and
arch braces to main trusses. Carved ashlar reredos, octagonal font with
ornate carved panels, C19 pews. Became a parish church in 1889. N
Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, p
217; C Ekberg, The Book of Cleethorpes, 1986, p 44;The Story of Old
Clee Church and St Peter's Church, Cleethorpes, 1949, pp 32-34.

Listing NGR: TA3054408614

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Source: English Heritage

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