Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 10 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 329370
OS Grid Reference: SE9527770411
OS Grid Coordinates: 495277, 470411
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1207, -0.5437
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LUTTONS HELPERTHORPE TO SHERBURN
SE 97 SE
10/30 Church of St Peter
Church. 1872-75 by G E Street. North aisle and vestry added, and some
alteration, in 1893 by Temple Moore. For Sir Tatton Sykes. Sandstone
ashlar on chamfered plinth, with tiled roof and pierced cresting. West
tower, 4-bay nave, north aisle and south porch; higher chancel and vestry.
3-stage tower on moulded plinth with half-hexagonal vice to south east. 3-
light west window,with cinquefoil tracery, beneath 2 trefoil-headed lights.
Pointed bell openings beneath leaf-stopped hoodmoulds to each face, of
paired cusped lights with pierced shutters. Belfry string course. Low
broach spire with bands and gablets, and cockerel weather-vane. Vice has
sloped top and statue of St Peter set in niche beneath gabled canopy. West
end of aisle has angle buttress and gabled 3-light window beneath continuous
hoodmould. Gabled porch has continuous moulded pointed arch of 2 orders
beneath coved hoodmould. 3 stepped cusped lancets over eaves level string
course. Two 2-light windows east of porch. Further east broad shouldered
buttress on moulded chamfered plinth. On north side, pointed door in
filleted, roll-moulded arch, and three 2-light windows. End and
intermediate buttresses. Moulded eaves band and plain parapet. Chancel
south side has gabled buttress and two 2-light windows. Vestry added on
north side with square-headed north door, moulded eaves band and plain
parapet. 2 square-headed east windows of 2 lights beneath stepped eaves
band. Small 2-light window in chancel wall, and stack at base of roof.
Chancel east end has dwarf central gabled buttress beneath pointed window of
5 cusped lancets. Moulded sill band encircles church. Window tracery is
geometrical. Coped gables, and gable crosses to nave, chancel and porch.
Interior: tall, narrow tower arch of 3 orders, the inner chamfered and dying
into the sides, the outer 2 roll-moulded and continuing as side shafts with
annulets. North arcade of pointed arches of 2 orders on clustered columns
with moulded capitals. Wide, double-chamfered chancel arch dying into the
sides. Sedilia and piscina. Circular font on clustered columns and wood
cover with fine wrought-iron work. Carved stone pulpit. Fine carved stone
altar-piece at east end of aisle, of 3 crocketed ogee-arched niches each
containing a sculpted figure. Stone arcaded chancel altar-piece with leafy
frieze. Low chancel screen of pointed wrought iron. Carved pews by Temple
Moore. Glass is by Burlison and Grylls. Roofs. Nave: arch-braced, collar-
beam roof with cusped wind-braced purlins. Aisle: corbelled arch braces
with centre bosses and moulded ridge piece. Porch: pointed tunnel vault.
Listing NGR: SE9527770411
Source: English Heritage
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