Church of St Peter, Swepstone
Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 24 November 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 187988
OS Grid Reference: SK3678510565
OS Grid Coordinates: 436785, 310565
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6915, -1.4572
Location: Church Street, Swepstone, Leicestershire LE67 2SA
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SWEPSTONE CHURCH STREET (west side)
SK 31 SE
5/96 Church of St. Peter
Church of C14, C15 and C19. W tower, nave with aisles, and chancel.
Mainly of C14, C15 clerestory, tower cased 1842 with ashlar, chancel
rebuilt in 1869 and S porch in 1870. Coursed rubble and ashlar. Plain
tiled roof with stone coped gables to chancel and porch, battlements to
nave, aisles and tower. Buttresses and angle buttresses with set-offs
overall. Windows mainly have hood-moulds with carved head label stops.
Tower of 2 stages with Perp lights to belfry, W window with cusped Y
tracery, small W door and pinnacles. N aisle W window with Intersected
tracery, otherwise renewed Curvilinear. Blocked N door. S aisle
E window with Intersected tracery, otherwise Y. S door with hood-mould.
Curvilinear style chancel windows. Interior: 4 bay arcades with double
chamfered arches, outer dying into wall. Restored low-pitched roof of
4 bays: cambered moulded tie beams, wall-pieces and braces on renewed
stone corbels. Flat-topped 2-light clerestory windows with Perp tracery.
Chancel with boarded arched roof. C19 pews, boxed in aisles. Finely
carved choir stalls of 1886 and pulpit of 1887. Organ with painted front
pipes. C19 stained glass in E and SE windows with NE window by Powell,
Highgate, c1930. C17-C19 wall monuments, alabaster tomb chest with effigy
of William Humfrey of 1591 and mediaeval effigy of a Lady, wearing a
wimple, on embattled arcaded tomb chest decorated with shields within
quatrefoils. Small cusp-headed niche in S aisle.
Listing NGR: SK3678510565
Source: English Heritage
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