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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196366
OS Grid Reference: TF1229994738
OS Grid Coordinates: 512299, 394738
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4375, -0.3109
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TF 19 SW NORMANBY-LE-WOLD CHURCH LANE
6/11 Church of St.
Parish church. Early C13, early C14, restored 1868 by James
Fowler. Coursed ironstone rubble, ironstone ashlar, slate roofs
with decorative ridge tiles. West tower, nave with north and
south ailes, north porch, rectangular chancel, north vestry.
First 3 stages of west tower early C13, upperstage, early C14.
Plinth runs round 3 sides. Squat clasping buttresses on north
west and south west corners reaching up to top of first stage.
North east and south east early C13 buttresses partially visible.
West front, first stage, has single pointed light with
stringcourse with rectangular profile running round above. Second
stage, south side, has narrow rectangular light. Stringcourse
with rectangular profile divides second and third stage. Third
stage, west, north and south sides each have twin, narrow pointed
openings each divided by weathered, polygonal support set far
back. Early C14, fourth stage has moulded stringcourse running
under bellopenings on all 4 sides. Each bellopening being a
pointed arch divided by 2 cusped ogee headed lights with
quatrefoil, all with hoodmoulds. West and south bellopenings
much restored, north and east bellopenings, partially restored.
Moulded eaves above, with projecting corner gargoyles,
battlements and ornate corner pinnacles. North aisle mostly
C19. West side of north aisle has single plain C19 lancet.
Angle buttresses of 2 stages. Coped gable above with moulded
terminations. C19 north porch has plinth and angle buttresses
projecting, pointed north doorway with chamfered jambs, moulded
arch, hoodmould with foliated label stops and corbel head above
door. Coped gable above with ornate terminations and finial.
Early C14 interior north door with double chamfered arch and
jambs, heavily restored inner order and hoodmould, weathered
label stops. C19 plank door. Nave aisle proper with C19
pointed window with 2 cusped lights and oculus under hoodmould
with foliated label stops. To the east, a 2 stage ashlar
dressed buttress with 3 light window beyond under four centred
head with hoodmould with foliated label stops. Another ashlar
dressed 2 stage buttress to east with coped gable above with
moulded termination. Above, a large ornate, ashlar dressed
chimney. North vestry by Fowler with plinth and north facing
door to east with Caenarnvon lead and plank door. Angle
buttress of 2 stages with pronounced plinths project east and
north. East end of vestry has plinth and pointed window with 2
cusped lights, quatrefoil, hoodmould and foliated label stops,
basically C19 but re-using some C13 fragments. C19 chancel with
plinth and moulded stringcourse which rises to run at a higher
level over east front beneath east window. The latter by Fowler
re-using C14 masonry, of 2 lights each divided by 2 cusped lights
with trefoils set in mouchettes, and with hoodmould and ornate
label stops. Angle buttresses of 2 stages with plinth. Open
gable above with finial. South side of chancel has 2 windows
with 2 stage buttress with plinth in between. Each window of 2
cusped lights with trefoil above under pointed head, with
hoodmould and foliated label stops. Window to west is longer
than that to east with lower stringcourse. Early C13 south aisle
of nave with ashlar dressed plinth and south projecting angle
buttress. C19 window to east with 3 cusped lights under 4
centred head with hoodmould and foliated label stops. Single
stage, early C13 buttress to west with C19 set off. Plinth
terminates at buttress. Early C13 plate traceried window of 2
cusped lights with quatrefoil above under pointed head. Some of
cusps restored in C19. Hoodmould above. Early C13 blocked
doorway to west with moulded jambs, fragmentary palmette capital
on east jamb, moulded imposts, that to the west damaged, and
pointed head with single roll moulding and hoodmould. 3 stage
angle buttress with plinth beyond. Coped gable to south with
moulded south termination. West side of south aisle has single
tall C19 lancet. Small, early C13 interior tower arch with
double chamfered pointed head, polygonal responds with plain
moulded capitals and polygonal abaci. Narrow, early C13 corbel
head set above. Early C13 north and south responds partially
restored by Fowler. Each of 3 bays with pointed double
chamfered arches springing from variety of supports. North west,
south west, north east and south east responds, the arches die
away into the wall. The first north and south piers to the east
are octagonal with unusual looped corbels in spandrels supporting
outer order of each. The second piers east on north and south
sides are large rectangular blocks with chamfered corners. These
also support single double chamfered pointed arches reaching over
north and south aisles. That on south is C13 and supported on
south wall by large corbel of grimacing man with toothache.
That on north by Fowler and supported on north wall by ornate
foliated corbel. Pointed double chamfered chancel arch, the
inner order supported by moulded corbels. Pointed hoodmould
with foliated label stops. North wall of chancel has large C19
recess for organ with double chamfered pointed arch with small
vestry door to east with chamfered surround. Ornate C19 aumbry
to east. Filleted stringcourse runs above and over east wall,
onto the south at lower level, with ornate foliated terminations.
East window flanked by nook shafts. East window on south wall
has recess below to form sedilia. Late C19 and early C20 pews,
altar rail, lectern and pulpit. C19 roofs. Ornate marble C19
reredos with turrets, battlements, crockets, finials, inset
mosaic and marble etc. C14 octagonal stone font on C19 moulded
base. Panels contain quatrefoils with ribbon and diamond
decoration. 3 large late C19 oil paintings of lives of St.
Peter and Christ. C16 gravestone in south aisle with face and
praying hands seen through a large quatrefoil as if through an
opening in a coffin lid.
Listing NGR: TF1229994738
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