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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 10 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 187480
OS Grid Reference: SK8700802371
OS Grid Coordinates: 487008, 302371
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6122, -0.7164
PRESTON CHURCH LANE
SK 8602 and SK 8702
Church of St Peter
and St Paul
Parish church. Late C12, early C13. nave, clerestory, tower, and porch late
C14. Rubble, ashlar, tiled roof. Nave, chancel, aisles, west tower, south porch.
Restored in 1856. Nave clerestory of 3 2 light Perpendicular windows. South
aisle has 3 2 light Perpendicular windows with hood mouldings and label stops.
North aisle has 3 2-light straight-headed Perpendicular windows with flat labels
and hood moulded arched doorway of c1200 to west end. Chancel is C15 and has
one 2-light Perpendicular window on north wall and so south wall. To the left
on the south wall of the chancel is a priest's door with finial and stained glass
light. Large "Decorated" East window wade in 1856 out of square-headed original.
Chancel clerestory has paired Perpendicular windows on north and south walls.
Late C14 south porch with small lights in returns. Embattled western tower with
2-light bell openings with a transom and a recessed spire with two tiers of lucarnes.
Interior: Norman north arcade of 3 bays. Circular pier and square abaci. Capitals
with scallops or waterleaf. First two arches have zig-zag decoration. South
arcade c.1250 circular abaci and double chamfered. Sedile with leaf capitals.
Decorated ogee-headed recess at east of south aisle. Stained glass in east window
by Gerente, 1856.
Listing NGR: SK8700802371
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Source: English Heritage
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