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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Casterton, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.6676 / 52°40'3"N

Longitude: -0.5207 / 0°31'14"W

OS Eastings: 500134

OS Northings: 308796

OS Grid: TF001087

Mapcode National: GBR FVJ.M6D

Mapcode Global: WHGLW.Z66R

Plus Code: 9C4XMF9H+3P

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 6 June 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187097

Location: Great Casterton, Rutland, PE9

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Great Casterton

Built-Up Area: Great Casterton

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Great Casterton St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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12/8 (west side)

6.6.61 Church of St Peter and
St Paul

Church, C13 with C14 tower and later clerestory, restored. Of coursed rubble with
ashlar dressings. Low-pitched roofs not visible (probably of lead), though coping
of earlier roof is still visible on east face of tower. Nave with aisles, chancel,
west tower and south porch, all embattled. C20 vestry west of porch. Tower has
angle buttresses, 2-light Decorated bell-opennings, weathervane, corner pinnacles
and north-east stair turret. Chancel windows are lancets and triple lancets with
hood-moulds. East end has 2 recessed lancets flanked by shafts with stiff-leaf
capitals and a niche containing a statue of St Peter above. Aisle windows of
3 lights with intersecting tracery. Clerestory of encircled trefoils. North aisle
has blocked doorway. South aisle has exterior and interior tomb recesses,the
exterior one containing a coffin lid with a figure having head and feet carved in
high relief, the interior one with an effigy of a priest. South porch has sundial
above arched entrance carried on cylindrical engaged shafts with stiff-leaf
capitals. Pointed chancel arch with polygonal shafts and capitals. Restored C15
roof. Corbels of previous roof remain at base of clerestory. Tower, rectangular in
plan, has inner walls north and south enclosing square space covered by star-shaped
vault, carried on corbels in the form of helmets and shields. Arches to north,
south and east carried on polygonal shafts, with embattled capitals. Norman font,
square in plan, carved with lozenge pattern. C18 pulpit and communion rail. North
aisle retains red painted outlining in imitation of masonry, each 'block' painted
with a 5-petalled flower. N Pevsner, Leicestershire and Rutland, p 300.

Listing NGR: TF0013408796

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