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Latitude: 52.6656 / 52°39'56"N
Longitude: -0.5957 / 0°35'44"W
OS Eastings: 495064
OS Northings: 308471
OS Grid: SK950084
Mapcode National: GBR DT3.S88
Mapcode Global: WHGLV.T8H9
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1073940
English Heritage Legacy ID: 186927
Location: Empingham, Rutland, LE15
Civil Parish: Empingham
Built-Up Area: Empingham
Traditional County: Rutland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland
Church of England Parish: Empingham St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
SK 90 NE CHURCH STREET (East Side)
4/93 Church of St. Peter
Church. C13-C15. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone with lead parapetted
and Collyweston slate roofs. Stone coped E gable. W tower, nave, aisles,
transepts, chancel, N vestry and S porch. Very fine C14 tower of 4 stages
and spire with plinth, stepped angle buttresses, shafted W doorway with
ballflower decoration and ogee arch framed by similar shafted blank
arch, 3 niches over, then stage of blank arcading (later clock face to
N), 4 bell openings with Curvilinear tracery, carved frieze, N gargoyle,
battlements, and tall hexagonal, shafted and crocketted pinnacles.
Crocketted spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes and weathercock. Exterior of
church has stepped buttresses and angle buttresses, the windows with
hood moulds and label stops. Inside, many-moulded W arch with shafted
keeled responds. Later C13 4 bay N arcade with double chamfered arches
on circular piers and capitals. Above E bay an original circular
clerestory window. Early C13 4 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches
on circular piers and octagonal capitals. Perp clerestory with 3-light
windows, 3 to N and 4 to S. 4 bay C19 roof incorporating original Perp
carved figures. Wall pieces and curved braces from stone corbels. C13
N aisle with N door and 3 3-light Perp windows. N transept similar with
fine N window and some original stained glass in heads of E windows.
2 niches, one cusped, the other ogee headed. C13 chancel with triple
lancet, blocked lancet and C19 vestry to N, E window with Intersected
tracery, and 2 double lancets, triple lancet, S door and fine sedilia
and piscina and ogee leaded aumbry to S. C19 roof. C13 S transept with
3 double lancets, a triple lancet and small cusped niche. S aisle with
Perp windows, one with stained glass of 1907, C13 S doorway and C14 S
porch. Contemporary wall painting in N and S transepts and over S door.
C17 oak pulpit. C19 brass lectern. C18 hatchments. In N transept C13
tomb recess with coffin slab and 2 other coffin slabs loose. Under W
tower further coffin slab mounted in wall. Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SK9506408471
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