British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Uppingham

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 186815

OS Grid Reference: SP8667299606
OS Grid Coordinates: 486672, 299606
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5874, -0.7221

Location: A6003, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9TJ

Locality: Uppingham
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 9TJ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

4/77 (east side)

10.11.55 Church of St Peter and
St Paul

Parish church. C14, enlarged and heavily restored 1861 by Henry Parsons of London.
Squared stone and ashlar with Welsh slate roof to chancel and low-pitched lead roofs
to nave and aisles, scarcely visible behind battlemented parapet. Tower and spire,
nave and aisles, north porch of stone and south porch of wooden trellis-work, chancel
and chancel chapels. Tower of 3 stages with angle buttresses, moulded string courses
and 2-light bell-openings. West doorway with continuous mouldings and
fleuron decoration in square surround. Spire with 3 tiers of traceried and gabled
lucarnes. Nave of 4 bays (lengthened by one bay in 1861), arcade of double-chamfered
arches (retaining some original painting of tendrils) carried on clusters of 4 shafts
to north with polygonal abaci and to south with quatrefoil abaci. Window tracery,
Decorated to north and Perpendicular to south, wholly renewed. C19 roof. Two-bay
chancel entirely of 1861, Decorated in style, divided from chapels by arcade on black
marble columns with naturalistic capitals. C16 pulpit. Font of 1853 designed by
G E Street for All Saints, Cottesbrooke, Northants. Four small Norman demi-figures,
representing Christ blessing, a saint blessing and 2 angels, discovered during work in
the C19 and now placed either side of the south door and the east window of the North

Listing NGR: SP8667299606

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.