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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gaulby, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6029 / 52°36'10"N

Longitude: -0.9754 / 0°58'31"W

OS Eastings: 469491

OS Northings: 301065

OS Grid: SK694010

Mapcode National: GBR BQQ.S94

Mapcode Global: WHFKQ.ZTQW

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190659

Location: Gaulby, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Gaulby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Gaulby Group

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

GAULBY
SK 60 SE
5/3
29.12.66 Church of St. Peter

GV II*

Church. C16 chancel, rest 1741. By John Wing the Elder, of Leicester, for William
Fortrey. Ashlar and coursed squared stone with stone dressings and leaded roof,
with parapet to nave. Stone coped gables. W tower, nave, chancel and S porch.
Tower of 3 stages in Gothic form but mainly with classical details. Plinth,
clasping buttresses, W round-arched doorway with keystone and imposts and 2-leaved
5-panelled door with panelled semicircle over. Semicircular windows to N and
S. Bull's eye windows and clock face on 2nd stage. Over this a running band
frieze and cornice band. 4 tall round-arched bell-openings, the key stones being
linked to the cornice above. Parapet with cornice rising at the corners and
4 obelisks in the middle and 4 corner pinnacles : fluting, volutes and pagoda-like
tops, similar to tulip vases. The nave has buttresses with set-offs and 3 3-light
Late Perp. style windows either side. Hood moulds, transoms and cusped lights.
Rounded tower arch to nave. 5 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. Double chamfered
chancel arch. Chancel with N window and C18 N door. Late Perp. 5-light E window
with stained glass of 1844. S window, piscina, and blocked window. 4 bay low-pitch
tie beam roof. S porch to nave has flat roof and round-arched doorway with keystone
and imposts. 2-leaved 5-panelled door and 2-pane fanlight. Inside are marble
baluster font, the upper part of former 2-decker pulpit,restored C18 oak communion
rail with turned balusters and wall monument of 1728. Pevsner.


Listing NGR: SK6949101065

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