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Church of St Peter, Sproxton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190277

OS Grid Reference: SK8228724745
OS Grid Coordinates: 482287, 324745
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8140, -0.7805

Location: 14 The Green, Sproxton, Leicestershire LE14 4QE

Locality: Sproxton
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 4QE

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Listing Text

27/77 Church of St Peter


Parish church. Probably Norman origins, early C14 nave, aisles and
chancel. Chancel re-faced 1667, late C14 west tower. Restored 1875 by
R.W. Johnson. Limestone with some ironstone and lead roofs. 3-stage
tower, externally of 5 stages with set-offs at string courses. Clasping
buttresses develop into angle buttresses at second external stage. West
doorway with 2 orders of continuous shafts below Perpendicular 3-light
basket-arched window. 2-light Decorated ringing climber windows. Paired
2-light Perpendicular belfry windows under hoods. Quatrefoil lozenge
frieze below crenellated parapet. 4 corner pinnacles. Aisles supported on
angle buttresses at corners. 2 and 3-light Y tracery aisle windows, that
to east end of south flank replaced by 3-light Perpendicular window.
Gabled south porch on diagonal buttresses. Arched moulded entrance below
panel with moulded jambs and hood on head stops. Moulded arched north
aisle door. 3 2-light ogeed clerestory windows each side under depressed
arches. Low side window to west of chancel south priests' door. Door once
Norman, now renewed. Above it a plaque: E F 1667. One 4-light
Perpendicular window to east of door, under depressed arch. 2-light Y
tracery east window. No chancel north openings. Interior. 3 bay arcade
on circular piers to north, octagonal to south with, respectively, moulded
circular or polygonal bases and capitals. Double chamfered arches. Tall
double wave moulded tower arch with circular responds. Double chamfered
chancel arch with polygonal responds. Nave roof of canted and moulded tie
beams on arched braces dropping on wall posts to corbels. Moulded ridge
piece and one pair moulded butt purlins. C12 reworked font: inset engaged
columns to stem and intersecting arches to octagonal bowl. Within arches
floral motifs. 3 C15 poppyhead bench ends in nave. Aisle roofs of
principals and purlins type, the latter moulded to south side. An arched
recess at east end of north aisle and a blocked arch in chancel wall
indicates former chapel. Chancel roof of canted tie beams on arched braces
dropping to wall posts. Base of wall posts have carved heads. 8
poppyheads on C19 benches in chancel.

Listing NGR: SK8228724745

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Source: English Heritage

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