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Description: Church of Saint Peter
Date Listed: 23 August 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192423
OS Grid Reference: SK8899158953
OS Grid Coordinates: 488991, 358953
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1203, -0.6717
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NORTON DISNEY CHURCH LANE
SK 85 NE
3/70 Church of St Peter
Parish church. C13, C14, C15 restored 1886. Coursed rubble and ashlar. West
tower, nave with north aisle and south chapel, chancel and north chantry chapel.
Tower moulded plinth and quoins topped with lavish battlements, gargoyles and
8 pinnacles. West pointed arched doorway has shields in the spandrels. Above
a large 2-light pointed arched window with panel tracery. Third stage has 4
smaller 2-light pointed arched bell openings. North aisle has C13 rubble wall,
raised in C15 with ashlar wall, divided by chamfered band, and topped with moulded
parapet with gargoyles. West window, 2-light under 4 centred arch. North wall
has low ogee headed doorway with a 4-centred arched 2-light window above and
to the left a similar 3-light window, with beyond a 3-light chamfered mullion
window. The chantry chapel has 2, 2-light plate tracery windows with hood moulds
and label stops. The east wall has a 4-light flat headed window with chamfered
segment headed lights. A stepped buttress divides the chapel and chancel gables,
which both have a chamfered plinth. The chancel has 3 unequal segment headed,
cusped, lights, within a round headed arch, with a large relieving arch above
both east windows. The chancel south wall has a low doorway and 3 irregular
2-light panel tracery windows with flat heads and hood moulds. The south chapel
has a single diagonal buttress and an east window of 3 cusped lights under a
4-centred arch. The south wall has a flat headed window of 5 segment headed
lights with a drip mould, above is a similar 4-light window. The south nave
wall has a pointed arched doorway with hood mould and label stops. Interior
has a 2 bay C13 nave arcade with double chamfered arches and a circular pier,
and to the east another C15, 4-center arch. The tower and chancel arches are
both CJS, and the latter has the remains of the original rood and rood stair
either side. The south chapel has a large C15, 4-centred arch and also 2 odd
foliate capitals. A 2 bay C14 arcade with a circular pier, divides the chancel
from the chantry chapel. A restored C15 screen with C15 poppy head benches
in the chancel and plain head benches in the nave. A C15 octagonal font with
shields in quatrefoils. The nave roof is C15 with carved bosses, and the remaining
roofs are late C19. A C18 altar rail, 5 important effigy tombs survive in the
Disney Chantry and also a brass wall tablet, c1580 to Wm Disney. In the chancel
is a large monument to the 4th Viscount St Vincent by J S Westmacott of 1887.
Listing NGR: SK8899358954
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Source: English Heritage
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