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Church of St Peter, Oadby

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 187555

OS Grid Reference: SK6237000384
OS Grid Coordinates: 462370, 300384
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5977, -1.0806

Location: Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicestershire LE2 5DN

Locality: Oadby
Local Authority: Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE2 5DN

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Listing Text

SP60 SW LONDON ROAD (south Side)

2/9 Church of St. Peter


Parish Church. Largely C14, but extensively restored in 1887. Limestone,
coursed and squared, with some ironstone rubble in south aisle. West tower
and spire, nave with clerestory and two aisles, chancel. Tower is partially
clasped by aisles. Three stages with clasping buttresses. Fragmentary carved
panels in second stage, paired foiled bell chamber lights above. Frieze and a
brooch spire with two tiers of lucarnes. Embattled parapet to south aisle
which is of 1887. Window tracery uses a Decorated and reticulated style.
Half timbered porch of 1908 containing a doorway apparently C14 so re-sited,
with continuous moulding. Three light windows in embattled clerestory above.
Chancel much renewed with Perpendicular and Decorated style south windows and
a four light Perpendicular style east window. North aisle largely renewed,
clasps the chancel slightly. It retains a C14 east window, four lights of
reticulated tracery and a hood mould with ball flower decoration and corbel
heads. Windows all in Decorated style, as is the north doorway, in a coped
gabled stone porch. Inside, restoration was in the "scrape" tradition. Tower
partially clasped by aisles with early C14 arch from nave: semi-octagonal
responds and capitals. Former roof line visible above it. C15 arcades of f
four bays with slender clustered shafts and complex moulded arches. Outer
hood moulds with corbel heads. Three light foiled windows to clerestory.
Perpendicular roof with shallow cambered tie beams with very short stumpy king
posts carved as heads. Wide double chamfered chancel arch, the outer chamfer
continuing to form a separate respond. Sedilia and piscina in the south
aisle, with octagonal shafts supporting round cinquefoiled arches. Chancel
roof possibly of the C15, cambered tie beams and king posts with fine tracery
filling in the triangulation. Sedilia and piscina are either Victorian or
else heavily restored, but similar in style to those of the south aisle.
Ornate Victorian reredos with linen fold panelling, wrought decoration and
angels. Victorian wood pulpit with sounding board suspended above. Font t
probably C14, round basin with deeply moulded rim is supported on a base with
trefoiled panels. Various C18 wall memorials in chancel and south aisle.
Stained glass: in the south aisle east window of 1887, florid figures of
love, truth, mercy and fortitude. South east. window of 1910, Christ with
angels and seraphim, etc., and south west window of 1928 "suffer the little
children" are both highly decorated and coloured, probably from the same
studio. Glass in chancel east window is undated but of late C19 and very
fine: faith, charity, love and hope are personified in the main panels with
angels above and illustrative scenes below with appropriate text. The style
is of the Renaissance, fluid design and a predominantly white architectural

Listing NGR: SK6237000384

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Source: English Heritage

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