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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shackerstone, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.6571 / 52°39'25"N

Longitude: -1.4483 / 1°26'53"W

OS Eastings: 437413

OS Northings: 306737

OS Grid: SK374067

Mapcode National: GBR 6J6.DMT

Mapcode Global: WHDJ5.QGJW

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 7 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188215

Location: Shackerstone, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth

Civil Parish: Shackerstone

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Shackerstone St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

east side)

7.11.66 Church of St. Peter


Parish church. Late C15 west tower, the rest rebuilt 1845. Ashlar
walls and lead covered roofs of low pitch with stone coped verges. West
tower, 3-bay nave with aisles, 2-bay chancel. West tower: 3 stages
marked by offsets, with moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses dying into
the belfry stage, and crenellated parapet with hollow-chamfered string
and gargoyles at the corners. 2-centred west doorway of 2 chamfered
orders with returned hood-mould. 3-light window above with
hollow-chamfered surround, depressed 4-centred arch and returned hood
mould. Rectangular loop in each face of the second stage. Belfry
openings of 2 trefoil-headed lights beneath a 2-centred drop arch with
supermullions over the lights containing a central quatrefoil. Nave
and aisles: 3-light aisle windows with panelled tracery beneath
2-centred arches. Square-headed clerestory windows of 2 trefoil-headed
lights with sunken spandrels. Diagonal buttresses at the corners,
plain aisle parapets with moulded coping, crenellated nave parapet.
2-centred south entrance with 2 orders of ogee mouldings. Chancel:
2-centred windows with Y-tracery; the east window has cusped
intersecting tracery. Buttresses at the bay divisions and diagonal
buttresses at the corners. Interior: 3-bay nave arcades of double
chamfered pointed arches on octagonal columns with moulded capitals.
2-centred tower arch. Tall chancel arch on semi-octagonal columns with
moulded capitals and hollow chamfered hood mould terminating in heads.
Low pitched king-post roof over nave with bracketed tie beams, the
brackets springing from moulded stone corbels; arch-braced collar roof
over chancel. Fixtures and fittings: Small west gallery within the
tower, the lower part of the tower arch having been screened off to
form a vestry. Octagonal font with the panelled sides depicting
alternately, angels and symbols of the Evangelists. Full set of C19
box pews. Stalls of same period with poppy heads. C19 hexagonal
pulpit with panel tracery to the sides. B.O.E. pp. 731 - 2.

Listing NGR: SK3741306737

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