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Church of St Martin, Peckleton

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188191

OS Grid Reference: SP4347198451
OS Grid Coordinates: 443471, 298451
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5821, -1.3599

Location: 2 Church Lane, Peckleton, Leicestershire LE9 8JJ

Locality: Peckleton
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE9 8JJ

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Listing Text

10/61 Stapleton

7.11.66 Church of St. Martin


Church. Early C14; spire rebuilt (1904-5) and present windows inserted
(1906) by W.T. Grewcock of Leicester. Random rubble with freestone
dressings and slate roof. West tower and 3-bay nave and chancel in
one. 2 stage west tower with belfry offset and diagonal buttresses
diminishing with height and dying into the belfry stage. Segmental
pointed west doorway with hood-mould. 2-light belfry windows
containing Y-tracery with trefoil cusping to the heads of the lights,
and hood moulds. Plain parapet, and small recessed spire. Nave and
chancel: Pointed 2-light side windows with reticulated or Y-tracery;
3-light east window with decorated tracery. At the west end of the
south side a smaller, C14 window survives, it has a segmental pointed
head and Y-tracery; also on this side is the fragment of a
square-headed window with reticulated tracery. At the west end of the
nave, north of the tower, a small lancet survives. Blocked north and
south doorways, the arches of both having been destroyed by windows of
1906. Interior: C14 doorway between nave and tower; 2-centred arch
and double chamfered surround. No structural division between nave and
chancel. C19 king-post roof. Fixtures and fittings: West gallery
with vestry beneath, and box pews, all of 1808. Small stone font on an
octagonal pedestal. C20 wooden pulpit with panelled sides and
naturalistic foliage. Simple wooden altar rail with open arcade. Large
Gothic style organ, C19. B.O.E. p. 389

Listing NGR: SP4347198451

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Source: English Heritage

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