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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Allexton, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5953 / 52°35'43"N

Longitude: -0.7944 / 0°47'39"W

OS Eastings: 481762

OS Northings: 300407

OS Grid: SK817004

Mapcode National: GBR CSG.9Z2

Mapcode Global: WHFL0.R1X5

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190904

Location: Allexton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE15

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Allexton

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Hallaton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

ALLEXTON

SK 80 SW

1/2 Church of St. Peter

29.12.66

GV II*

Church. C12 - C13 and C15, much restored 1862/3 including new roof and aisles.
Coursed squared stone and rubble stone and stone dressings. Welsh slate roof
with stone coped gables. Buttresses, some with set-offs. W tower, nave,
aisles, chancel, and N chancel porch. C15 tower of 2 stages with W buttresses,
W window, blocked S arch and blocked window within. SW staircase has W loopholes
and projects to S. 4 2-light bell openings, W with later transom. Battlements
and small, low, recessed, leaded spirelet with weathervane. Blocked double
chamfered nave arch with door. Late Norman 2 bay N arcade carefully rebuilt
1862. Arches with roll and zig-zag mouldings. Round pier with capitals and
responds with lobed frieze to capitals. 2 bay S arcade with double chamfered
arches on octagonal pier. 2 2-light dormers to C19 roof of 2 bays and ½ bay
at either end. Curved braces to collars. N aisle has windows with plate
tracery, one with fragments of medieval glass. Many-moulded chancel arch,
also rebuilt. Chancel has 2 windows to N and S, both to E flat-topped. E
window of 1862 with Decorated tracery. C19 stained glass. Gabled porch to
vestry, probably of 1862, with flat-topped doorway. Window with fragments
of medieval stained glass. Chancel roof similar to nave. Chancel also has
small N 1-light, N doorway, and S piscina. S aisle has 1-light windows to
W and E and flat-topped 3-light to S. Many-moulded S doorway with a shaft
either side. To either side a medieval carved stone lion couchant on plinth.
Both aisles rebuilt 1862/3 after being pulled down late C16. C15 font. Pevsner,
and White's Leicestershire and Rutland 1877.


Listing NGR: SK8176200407

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