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Description: Church of Saint Peter
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165824
OS Grid Reference: TA1414618452
OS Grid Coordinates: 514146, 418452
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6501, -0.2745
TA 11 NW EAST HALTON TOWNSIDE
10/25 Church of Saint Peter
Parish church. C13 chancel, C14 remainder, with some re-used C12 moulded
stone. Restorations of 1868 by J Fowler of Louth included raising chancel
and north aisle, new south porch, and roofs to nave and chancel. Ironstone
and limestone ashlar tower; ironstone, limestone, chalk and flint rubble and
brick with ashlar dressings to aisles and chancel; ashlar porch with some
re-used medieval masonry. Slate roofs: Westmorland slate to south aisle.
West tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and 3-bay chancel. 2-stage
tower: chamfered plinth, angle buttresses with set-offs. 1st stage has C19
restored pointed 3-light west window with trefoiled lights below blank
panel. Stepped-in second stage has small west needle lancet and double
ogee-headed lancet belfry openings. Moulded cornice, coped parapet.
Aisles: chamfered plinth, buttresses, cill bands; C19 restored square-headed
3-light traceried north and south windows and pointed 2-light traceried west
windows with hoodmoulds. North aisle has blocked pointed moulded door with
hoodmould, south aisle has pointed 3-light east window with Perpendicular
tracery and hoodmould. Two square-headed 2-light clerestory windows with
moulded mullions. Chancel: cill band at level of east windows, cut by
arches and windows to north and south. North side has blocked pointed arch
with inserted C19 pointed single light window, and blocked segmental-headed
doorway. South side has square-headed chamfered door, 2-light plate-
traceried window with trefoiled lancets and pierced quatrefoil over,
restored pointed 3-light window with reticulated tracery and hoodmould, and
restored pointed 2-light window with Y-tracery. Triple round-headed east
windows; C19 oculus to gable. Porch has plinth, pointed moulded outer arch,
C14 pointed moulded inner arch with hoodmould. Interior. Nave arcades of
pointed double-chamfered arches with chamfered hoodmoulds on octagonal piers
and east responds with plain moulded capitals and bases on octagonal
plinths; corbelled east responds with carved fleurons. Narrow restored
pointed chamfered tower arch with chamfered imposts. Blocked narrow square-
headed former rood-loft door to nave north side. C19 pointed double-
chamfered chancel arch on octagonal responds. Chancel has pointed chamfered
arch to blocked north door, pointed double-chamfered blocked arch with
octagonal responds and plain moulded capitals, perhaps to former chantry
chapel or Easter sepulchre; deeply-splayed east lancets with cill band.
Nave has re-used C15-C16 bench ends with straight-headed castellated tops
and panels with 2-light trefoiled arches and foliate decoration in the
spandrels. Mutilated bowl of former medieval font in chancel. N Pevsner
and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, 228; Drawing by
C Nattes, 1796, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library; Stamford Mercury,
13 Nov 1868, p5.
Listing NGR: TA1414218451
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