Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195886
OS Grid Reference: TF2639079514
OS Grid Coordinates: 526390, 379514
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2975, -0.1050
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ASTERBY CHURCH LANE
TF 27 NE (north side)
14.9.66 Church of St.Peter
Parish church, now redundant. Mid C14, late C15, early C19, late
C19. Green sandstone rubble blocks, limestone ashlar dressings,
red brick. Slate roofs with stone coped gables and eastern cross
finial. West tower, nave with truncated north aisle, chancel.
Late C15 west tower, truncated, re-roofed and altered in the
early C19. 2 stage angle buttresses flank west doorway with
pointed head, wooden door frame and plank door. C15 rectangular
window above with 2 pointed lights and hood mould. Moulded
string course above. Bell openings in east and west stone coped
gables, early C19, with semi-circular heads and shuttering.
North side of nave with 2 western bays of 4 bay north arcade
removed and patched with early C19 brick. Lean-to aisle to east
with 2 late C15 rectangular windows, one with single light, the
other with 2 lights and mullion. East end of chancel with late
C19 pointed window with 3 pointed, cusped lights, geometric
tracery and hood mould. South side of chancel with late C19
pointed window with 2 cusped ogee headed lights and mouchette.
Gravestone re-set to left, to Simon Meen, died 1741. South side
of nave with early C19 brick eaves with early C19 semi-circular
headed doorway, partially blocked to form a fixed window, with
C14 stone head at apex. Pointed mid C14 window, restored in C19,
to left with 2 ogee headed cusped lights, mouchette and hood
mould. Lean-to rendered brick buttress to left with curved
triangular shaped window, probably early C19, with rendered
surround and fixed glass. Church interior with early C19 pine
west gallery with Doric pilasters and fielded panelling. 2 mid
C14 bays of north arcade with octagonal pier, polygonal responds
and double chamfered heads with 2 human heads in spandrels. C14
chancel arch with polygonal responds with moulded capitals, and
double chamfered, pointed head. C19 choir stalls with poppy head
finials. C19 polygonal wooden pulpit with bold reliefs of Christ
the Shepherd and the apostles. Ornate C19 lectern and chair.
C19 pews and tie beam and wagon roofs.
Listing NGR: TF2639079514
Source: English Heritage
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