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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: 190288

OS Grid Reference: SK8513326553
OS Grid Coordinates: 485133, 326553
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8298, -0.7378

Location: Croxton Road, Sproxton, Leicestershire LE14 4RF

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

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Listing Text

(East side)
36/59 Church of St Peter

Parish church. C13 west tower, early C14 nave and chancel, reworked in C15
and chancel further remodelled during 1885 restoration. Ironstone with
limestone dressings. Parapets hide roofs, but probably lead. Unbuttressed
3-stage tower with lancet west window and lancets to north and south sides
of ringing chamber. Limestone late C14 belfry stage with louvred 2-light
cusped windows. Plain parapet with 4 corner pinnacles. Perpendicular
gabled south porch with double chamfered entrance arch. To left one 2-
light panel tracery window. To right one 4-light tall panel tracery
window. Blocked north nave door and one 3-light Perpendicular window to
east. 3 2-light late C19 Flowing chancel south windows and 3-light
reticulated east window. Blocked chancel north door to east of a brick
organ chamber. Interior. Triple chamfered tower arch with 2 orders of
shafts carrying moulded capitals. Above is blocked east window tower.
5 bay nave roof of canted tie beams on solid arched braces dropping on wall
posts to stone head corbels. Moulded ridge piece and one pair moulded butt
purlins. Plain C13 drum font on hexagonal stem. Double chamfered chancel
arch on polygonal responds and with polygonal moulded capitals. Chancel
with double chamfered C19 arch leading into organ chamber recess to north.
Roof of canted tie beams on arched braces with traceried spandrels. Wall
posts to corbels. Moulded ridge piece and one pair moulded butt purlins.
Crenellated wall plate. This all 1885. Bench sedilia and cusped piscina
similarly of 1885.

Listing NGR: SK8513326553

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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