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Church of St Peter, Gaulby

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190659

OS Grid Reference: SK6949101065
OS Grid Coordinates: 469491, 301065
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6029, -0.9754

Location: Front Street, Gaulby, Leicestershire LE7 9BB

Locality: Gaulby
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 9BB

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Listing Text

SK 60 SE
29.12.66 Church of St. Peter


Church. C16 chancel, rest 1741. By John Wing the Elder, of Leicester, for William
Fortrey. Ashlar and coursed squared stone with stone dressings and leaded roof,
with parapet to nave. Stone coped gables. W tower, nave, chancel and S porch.
Tower of 3 stages in Gothic form but mainly with classical details. Plinth,
clasping buttresses, W round-arched doorway with keystone and imposts and 2-leaved
5-panelled door with panelled semicircle over. Semicircular windows to N and
S. Bull's eye windows and clock face on 2nd stage. Over this a running band
frieze and cornice band. 4 tall round-arched bell-openings, the key stones being
linked to the cornice above. Parapet with cornice rising at the corners and
4 obelisks in the middle and 4 corner pinnacles : fluting, volutes and pagoda-like
tops, similar to tulip vases. The nave has buttresses with set-offs and 3 3-light
Late Perp. style windows either side. Hood moulds, transoms and cusped lights.
Rounded tower arch to nave. 5 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. Double chamfered
chancel arch. Chancel with N window and C18 N door. Late Perp. 5-light E window
with stained glass of 1844. S window, piscina, and blocked window. 4 bay low-pitch
tie beam roof. S porch to nave has flat roof and round-arched doorway with keystone
and imposts. 2-leaved 5-panelled door and 2-pane fanlight. Inside are marble
baluster font, the upper part of former 2-decker pulpit,restored C18 oak communion
rail with turned balusters and wall monument of 1728. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6949101065

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Source: English Heritage

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