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Church of St Peter, Allexton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
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

Location: Main Street, Allexton, Leicestershire LE15 9AB

Locality: Allexton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 9AB

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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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Listing Text


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

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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