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Church of St Peter, Torksey

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 197038

OS Grid Reference: SK8369978951
OS Grid Coordinates: 483699, 378951
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3009, -0.7455

Location: Church Lane, Torksey, Lincolnshire LN1 2YZ

Locality: Torksey
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN1 2YZ

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Listing Text


2/76 Church of
St. Peter

Parish church. Early C13, late C13, C16, 1821 rebuilding of
nave, aisle and chancel. Squared limestone rubble, coursed
limestone rubble rendered, ashlar quoins and dressings, all with
lead roofs. Western tower, nave, north aisle, vestry and
chancel. The C16 2 stage, angle buttressed, tower is in squared
limestone rubble and has a moulded plinth and cyma moulded string
course, battlemented parapet with 4 corner pinnacles. The 2
light belfry openings to each face have plain panel tracery and
hood moulds. In the south face of the tower is set a grotesque
heads. The west window is of 3 lights with late C13 intersecting
tracery set in a C16 deeply concave moulded surround with hood
mould. Above is a kneeling carved figure. The north aisle,
rebuilt in 1821, is rendered and has 2 two light windows with Y
tracery and hood moulds. The vestry has a north door with hood
mould and human head stops and a 2 light east window with C19
plate tracery. The chancel has a 2 light east winnow with C19 Y
tracery and a cross fleury to gable. Behind the render of the
south wall of the chancel can be seen a blocked doorway,
indicating that the chancel has been shortened. The south wall of
the nave has a central pointed headed door flanked by single 2
light Y traceried windows. Interior. The early C13 3 bay north
arcade has filleted quatrefoil piers having good octagonal stiff
leaf capitals, double chamfered arches with hood moulds and
label stops. At the springing of the arches are small sprigs of
foliage. The responds have shafts to either side. The C16 tall
tower arch has one continuous outer chamfered order with hood
mould, and an inner order springing from moulded impost blocks.
In the nave, high up in the south wall)s a pointed niche
containing a reset worn seated figure, possi ly a C13 virgin and
child. The C13 chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders is supported
on annular corbels with human heads to the undersides, that to
the north being a bishop. In the chancel is a C19 doorway to the
vestry. Nave, aisle and chancel have moulded plaster cornices
with dogtooth decoration. There is C19 glass in the chancel, and
the south window is dated 1917. All fittings are C19 or C20
except far the font. This is an early C13 tub which has a zone
of stiff leaf decoration around the top, a hobnail band around
the middle, it sits on a C19 pedestal. In the west wall is an
early C19 charities board. Monuments. The altar table re-uses a
C15 recumbent black letter slab with a shallow carving of a lady
with coats of arms to either side of the head. In the west wall
of the nave is a late C18 marble wall plaque to members of the
Ellis family.

Listing NGR: SK8369978951

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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