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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Market Overton, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.7385 / 52°44'18"N

Longitude: -0.6893 / 0°41'21"W

OS Eastings: 488589

OS Northings: 316453

OS Grid: SK885164

Mapcode National: GBR DS6.6K2

Mapcode Global: WHGLF.DF0G

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 186667

Location: Market Overton, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Market Overton

Built-Up Area: Market Overton

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Market Overton St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


SK 81 NE CHURCH LANE (West side)

2/97 Church of St. Peter and
St. Paul


Church mainly of C14 but with Anglo-Saxon arch. Ashlar and coursed squared
rubble stone with part parapetted, part Collyweston slate roof with stone
coped gables. W tower, nave aisles, chancel, NE vestry and S transept
and porch. Tower of 3 stages, coursed squared rubble stone to N and
S, ashlar to E and W. Plinth. Dec W window with blocked W door below,
sundial on S wall said to have been placed by Isaac Newton, 4 Dec bell
openings, gargoyles, and possibly restored cornice and battlements. W
arch to nave Anglo-Saxon : 'This is the only worthwhile piece of Anglo-Saxon
architecture in the County (of Rutland). Jambs of very large,stones
the imposts of the arch, unmoulded blocks' (Pevsner), 3 bay similar N
and S arcades. Double chamfered arches over octagonal piers and responds.
Hood moulds and label stops. Clerestory of 4 windows, N flat-topped
Dec, and S pointed arch Dec, but for S E late Perp. Outside, windows
have hood moulds and label stops, and clerestory has ball flower frieze.
Parapet above and to chancel, and small sanctus bell-cote over chancel
arch. 4 bay restored low-pitch tie beam roof, the wall pieces and bracesion
wooden corbels. In N aisle Dec NW and NE windows, the NE open to organ
chamber. Flat-topped N window with Reticulated tracery and blocked N
door. Outside, buttresses with set-offs and head and ball-flower frieze.
N organ chamber and NE vestry both probably of 1858. Chancel arch similar
to arcades but inner chamfer hollow. Chancel rebuilt 1858. 2 windows
with Curvilinear type tracery, 1 with stained glass of c1882. Similar
E window of 1868 with stained glass. 3 bay C19 roof with curved braces
to curved collar on carved corbels. In S transept SE window with stained
glass of c1887 and S window restored Dec.S doorway arch with thin shafts
and many mouldings and oak 6 panelled door with inscription dated 1756.
S porch arch has keeled responds and the aisle a ball flower frieze.
Inside a fine series of C18 wall monuments which continue ouside on S
transept walls and monument of 1695 on E wall of chancel. Font a combination
of early English and Norman capitals; C19 pulpit and carved oak reredos
and choir stalls. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877, and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK8858916453

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