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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188215
OS Grid Reference: SK3741306737
OS Grid Coordinates: 437413, 306737
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6571, -1.4483
There is also a scheduled monument, Motte and Associated Earthworks at Shackerstone, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SK 30 NE SHACKERSTONE CHURCH ROAD (north-
7.11.66 Church of St. Peter
Parish church. Late C15 west tower, the rest rebuilt 1845. Ashlar
walls and lead covered roofs of low pitch with stone coped verges. West
tower, 3-bay nave with aisles, 2-bay chancel. West tower: 3 stages
marked by offsets, with moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses dying into
the belfry stage, and crenellated parapet with hollow-chamfered string
and gargoyles at the corners. 2-centred west doorway of 2 chamfered
orders with returned hood-mould. 3-light window above with
hollow-chamfered surround, depressed 4-centred arch and returned hood
mould. Rectangular loop in each face of the second stage. Belfry
openings of 2 trefoil-headed lights beneath a 2-centred drop arch with
supermullions over the lights containing a central quatrefoil. Nave
and aisles: 3-light aisle windows with panelled tracery beneath
2-centred arches. Square-headed clerestory windows of 2 trefoil-headed
lights with sunken spandrels. Diagonal buttresses at the corners,
plain aisle parapets with moulded coping, crenellated nave parapet.
2-centred south entrance with 2 orders of ogee mouldings. Chancel:
2-centred windows with Y-tracery; the east window has cusped
intersecting tracery. Buttresses at the bay divisions and diagonal
buttresses at the corners. Interior: 3-bay nave arcades of double
chamfered pointed arches on octagonal columns with moulded capitals.
2-centred tower arch. Tall chancel arch on semi-octagonal columns with
moulded capitals and hollow chamfered hood mould terminating in heads.
Low pitched king-post roof over nave with bracketed tie beams, the
brackets springing from moulded stone corbels; arch-braced collar roof
over chancel. Fixtures and fittings: Small west gallery within the
tower, the lower part of the tower arch having been screened off to
form a vestry. Octagonal font with the panelled sides depicting
alternately, angels and symbols of the Evangelists. Full set of C19
box pews. Stalls of same period with poppy heads. C19 hexagonal
pulpit with panel tracery to the sides. B.O.E. pp. 731 - 2.
Listing NGR: SK3741306737
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Source: English Heritage
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