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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Belton-in-Rutland, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.6038 / 52°36'13"N

Longitude: -0.7961 / 0°47'45"W

OS Eastings: 481632

OS Northings: 301349

OS Grid: SK816013

Mapcode National: GBR CS8.PKC

Mapcode Global: WHFKT.RT37

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 10 November 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399887

Location: Belton-in-Rutland, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Belton-in-Rutland

Built-Up Area: Belton-in-Rutland

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Belton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


3/8 Church of St. Peter



Medieval parish, church, externally largely of C14, resotred in C19. West
tower, nave with clerestory and S. aisle, chancel. West ower is ashlar,
and of 3 stages with embattled parapet above a quatrefoil frieze. Tall
traceried lights to bell chamber. Decorated west window with hoodmould,
West bay of S. aisle is a C16 reconstruction in ashlar, but a fragment of
the original masonry abuts the tower. S. porch of C.14, ashlar, with parapet
and huge gargoyles. Sundial over the archway, and within a C14. S. doorway
with corbel heads and finely moulded shaft and arch. Aisle is of coursed
squared rubble with renewed Decorated windows with stilted arches. Chancel
has priests door on S. side, with square headed hoodmould that is a continuation
of the string course. East window of 4-lights, in decorated style, though
a Victorian restoration. N. Wall of nave has a single C13 lancet but all
other windows are Victorian restorations in Decorated style. The masonry
here is banded rubble.

Inside, nave of 4 bays, and an early C13 arcade, with double chamfered round
arches on low octagonal shafts, with plain capitals; 2 have large grotesque
corbel heads carrying the outer chamfer.Easternmost respond has stiff leaf.
Victorian roof and clerestory lights. Tower arch of banded black and white
nasonry. Blocked N. door. Victorian chancel screen, and heavily restored
chancel with good glass of 1898, and an incised stone slab depicting a man,
his wife and their children, 1559. 2 alabaster shields in wall above.
Ornately painted and gilded organ.

Various C18 wall monuments in nave and aisle, and in particular, a large
memorial to Rowland Roberts and his wife, d. 1762, with inscriptions contained
beneath a scrolly broken pediment and sheild of arms. Font is C13: round
bowl on round stem, formerly with shafts. The bowl has incised arches decorated
with dogtooth carving.

Listing NGR: SK8163101353

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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