Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190904
OS Grid Reference: SK8176200407
OS Grid Coordinates: 481762, 300407
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5953, -0.7944
There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site at Allexton, 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 80 SW
1/2 Church of St. Peter
Church. C12 - C13 and C15, much restored 1862/3 including new roof and aisles.
Coursed squared stone and rubble stone and stone dressings. Welsh slate roof
with stone coped gables. Buttresses, some with set-offs. W tower, nave,
aisles, chancel, and N chancel porch. C15 tower of 2 stages with W buttresses,
W window, blocked S arch and blocked window within. SW staircase has W loopholes
and projects to S. 4 2-light bell openings, W with later transom. Battlements
and small, low, recessed, leaded spirelet with weathervane. Blocked double
chamfered nave arch with door. Late Norman 2 bay N arcade carefully rebuilt
1862. Arches with roll and zig-zag mouldings. Round pier with capitals and
responds with lobed frieze to capitals. 2 bay S arcade with double chamfered
arches on octagonal pier. 2 2-light dormers to C19 roof of 2 bays and ½ bay
at either end. Curved braces to collars. N aisle has windows with plate
tracery, one with fragments of medieval glass. Many-moulded chancel arch,
also rebuilt. Chancel has 2 windows to N and S, both to E flat-topped. E
window of 1862 with Decorated tracery. C19 stained glass. Gabled porch to
vestry, probably of 1862, with flat-topped doorway. Window with fragments
of medieval stained glass. Chancel roof similar to nave. Chancel also has
small N 1-light, N doorway, and S piscina. S aisle has 1-light windows to
W and E and flat-topped 3-light to S. Many-moulded S doorway with a shaft
either side. To either side a medieval carved stone lion couchant on plinth.
Both aisles rebuilt 1862/3 after being pulled down late C16. C15 font. Pevsner,
and White's Leicestershire and Rutland 1877.
Listing NGR: SK8176200407
Source: English Heritage
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