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Church of St. Peter, Foston

Description: Church of St. Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 193913

OS Grid Reference: SK8586742963
OS Grid Coordinates: 485867, 342963
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9772, -0.7226

Location: Long Street, Foston, Lincolnshire NG32 2LG

Locality: Foston
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG32 2LG

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Listing Text


5/24 Church of St. Peter

20.9.66 I

Parish Church. Late C12, early C13, C15, C16, 1859, by Charles Kirk.
Limestone, ashlar, coursed ironstone rubble, blue lias, some rendering, lead
roofs and slate south porch roof. West tower, nave with north and south aisles,
south porch, chancel with rectangular chapel to south. Late C12 west tower
of 3 stages with low plinth and moulded string courses. Large buttress clasps
south-west corner ignoring the string courses and containing stairs and 4 small
lights. West side has round headed late C12 doorway with moulded arch with
chipstar decoration, damaged cable decorated hood mould and 2 weathered head
label stops. The doorway is blocked and 2 round headed C20 windows inserted.
Deep groove in north west corner of tower. All 4 bell openings have 2 crudely
pointed late C12 openings under round headed arch, on the east side a quatrefoil
is set above, on the south, an oculus. C15 moulded eaves, projecting gargoyles,
battlements and ornate corner pinnacles. North aisle rebuilt by Kirk in 1859,
of coursed blue lias with ashlar plinth, buttresses, window dressings and moulded
eaves. West window has single narrow light with trefoiled head. Diagonal
buttress and 2 others each of 2 stages. 2 windows, that to the west of 3 lights,
the 2 to the east of 2 lights, all with C19 tracery and hood moulds. Clerestorey
of coursed ironstone. Chancel, restored 1859, has very thick rendering scored
with ashlar joints, 2 ashlar buttresses each of 3 stages, moulded eaves and small
parapet. East end of blue lias with ashlar bands and quoins, blue lias plinth
with ashlar dressings. C19 east window of 4 triangular headed lights under
rectangular hood mould and with head label stops. South side of chancel of
blue lias with ashlar bands, 2 triangular headed lights moulded eaves and small
parapet. South chapel was rebuilt in 1859, the lower part of earlier ironstone
rubble, the upper of C19 blue lias and limestone. The east side with inserted
quatrefoil window with moulded eaves and parapet above. South side has quoins
and large coffin shaped window with trefoiled head, hood mould and head label
stops. Shallow coped gable with finial above. South side of aisle rebuilt
in 1859, the lower part of earlier coursed ironstone with C19 blue lias and
limestone above. 2 reset C12 plain lancets, that to the east larger. C19
ashlar south porch with doorway with pointed arch, keeled responds, coped gable,
finial and slate roof. Early C13 south doorway inside porch with columnar
responds, pointed arch with filleted rolls, hood mould, head label stops, and
at apex, another weathered head. Stone benches flank porch. West of porch
C12 lancet reset. Angle buttress of 2 stages. West window is another C12
lancet. C16 clerestorey of 2 small rectangular windows to east and single
larger C19 rectangular window to the west. C13 interior tower arch, steeply
pointed with plain polygonal responds with abaci that run into string courses.
Nave of 3 bays. North arcade of c.1200 with octagonal piers and polygonal
responds with double chamfered round arches. Early C13 south arcade with
octagonal piers and polygonal responds with double chamfered pointed arches with
large heads in spandrels. Round late C12 chancel arch with chevron and billet
decoration, rectangular responds with scalloped capitals. Early C13 south
arch in chancel to south chapel is pointed with polygonal responds. Encaustic
tiled floor to chancel, 2 plain aumbrys in its north wall and single aumbry
in south. C20 string course runs under windows. South chapel has an aumbry
with a pointed head in south wall, 3 corbels embedded in east wall and a single
corbel in west. C17 altar table. C12 octagonal font supported on claws,
with decorated panels, C20 rectangular supports and hood. Pews, screen gates,
pulpit all C20. Hatchment of 1717.

Listing NGR: SK8586642962

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Source: English Heritage

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