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Church of St Peter, Bagworth & Thornton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188505

OS Grid Reference: SK4683107667
OS Grid Coordinates: 446831, 307667
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6647, -1.3090

Location: Main Street, Bagworth, Leicestershire LE67 1AA

Locality: Bagworth & Thornton
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE67 1AA

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Listing Text

SK 40 NE
3/1 Church of St. Peter

Parish Church. C13, C14, C15, C16, Chancel of 1864. Ashlar tower, Mount
Sorrel stone, red brick, half timbering, lead roofs. Western tower with
spire, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch, chancel, Tall two stage C15
tower with stepped angle buttresses, plinth, chamfered string course and
embattled parapet. Recessed spire with two tiers of lucarnes in alternating
positions. Two light belfry openings to each side with cusped and pointed
heads to the lights. Narrow south door with flat arched head. 3 light C15
west window with panel tracery, in pointed surround with hood mould. The
north aisle west window is in the form of a large cusped spherical
triangle. The pointed north door has a chamfered and sunk quadrant
moulding. Beyond are two 2 light C19 windows with cusped heads and a
similar smaller window. The eastern window to the aisle is of 3 lights with
intersecting tracery. The chancel has a single 2 light cusped window to the
north, a 3 light eastern window with curvilinear tracery and a 2 light
south window with Geometric style tracery. The south aisle has a 3 light
east window with intersecting tracery, and similar 3 light, 2 light and
smaller 2 light windows to the south. The tall aisle has four small square
upper lights. A buttress on the south side has a mass dial, The C19 south
porch, in red brick and half timbered, conceals the large early C14 south
door with iron hinges and worn scrollwork. Interior. 5 bay nave arcades,
the north side with large octagonal piers and double chamfered arches, the
south side with filleted quatrefoil piers and double chamfered arches.
Fittings: C15 octagonal font with unusually arranged quatrefoils. Base of
C15 rood screen now in north aisle, with some original paintwork. Above the
chancel entrance a tympanum painted with the ten commandments is dated
1820, as is the nave roof. In the south aisle east window fragments of
early C14 stained glass.

Listing NGR: SK4683107667

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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