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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Great Casterton

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 187097

OS Grid Reference: TF0013408796
OS Grid Coordinates: 500134, 308796
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6676, -0.5207

Locality: Great Casterton
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: PE9 4AA

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Listing Text

12/8 (west side)

6.6.61 Church of St Peter and
St Paul

Church, C13 with C14 tower and later clerestory, restored. Of coursed rubble with
ashlar dressings. Low-pitched roofs not visible (probably of lead), though coping
of earlier roof is still visible on east face of tower. Nave with aisles, chancel,
west tower and south porch, all embattled. C20 vestry west of porch. Tower has
angle buttresses, 2-light Decorated bell-opennings, weathervane, corner pinnacles
and north-east stair turret. Chancel windows are lancets and triple lancets with
hood-moulds. East end has 2 recessed lancets flanked by shafts with stiff-leaf
capitals and a niche containing a statue of St Peter above. Aisle windows of
3 lights with intersecting tracery. Clerestory of encircled trefoils. North aisle
has blocked doorway. South aisle has exterior and interior tomb recesses,the
exterior one containing a coffin lid with a figure having head and feet carved in
high relief, the interior one with an effigy of a priest. South porch has sundial
above arched entrance carried on cylindrical engaged shafts with stiff-leaf
capitals. Pointed chancel arch with polygonal shafts and capitals. Restored C15
roof. Corbels of previous roof remain at base of clerestory. Tower, rectangular in
plan, has inner walls north and south enclosing square space covered by star-shaped
vault, carried on corbels in the form of helmets and shields. Arches to north,
south and east carried on polygonal shafts, with embattled capitals. Norman font,
square in plan, carved with lozenge pattern. C18 pulpit and communion rail. North
aisle retains red painted outlining in imitation of masonry, each 'block' painted
with a 5-petalled flower. N Pevsner, Leicestershire and Rutland, p 300.

Listing NGR: TF0013408796

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Source: English Heritage

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