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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Gamston, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.2765 / 53°16'35"N

Longitude: -0.9386 / 0°56'18"W

OS Eastings: 470874

OS Northings: 376023

OS Grid: SK708760

Mapcode National: GBR PZWK.L6

Mapcode Global: WHFGG.KX82

Plus Code: 9C5X73G6+HH

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419843

Location: Gamston, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

Civil Parish: Gamston

Built-Up Area: Gamston

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton and Gamston

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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3/49 Church of
St. Peter
G.V. I

Parish church. C13, C14, C15, C19, restored 1855 by Gilbert
Scott. Ashlar. Single cross to east chancel parapet. Embattled
parapets. Buttressed. Tower, nave, north porch, north rood
stair turret, south aisle and chancel. The C14 tower of 3 stages
with bands is set on a deep chamfered plinth with a heavy moulded
band over. The angle buttresses rise to diagonal buttresses.
The parapet has 8 pinnacles decorated with blind tracery and
crocketed finials. There are 2 gargoyles to each side. The west
wall has a moulded pointed arched doorway with heavypanelled
door, hood mould and label stops. Above is a pointed arched C19
3 light window with cusped panel tracery, hood mould and label
stops. The bell chamber has 4 arched openings each with 2 blind
arched and cusped panels surmounted by a single transom and 2
similar lights with mouchettes over and hood mould. There is a
single rectangular stair light to the north side and 5 similar
lights to the south. The gabled north porch with lead roof,
single ridge cross and clasping buttresses is set on a chamfered
plinth. Moulded pointed arched entrance with hood mould and worn
label stops. The west wall has 2 arched and cusped lights. Inner
moulded arched doorway. To the left is a single large ashlar
buttress, further left is an arched 3 light C15 window with
cusped panel tracery, hood mould and label stops. A band marks
the junction of nave and C15 clerestory where there are 4 arched
windows each with 3 arched and cusped lights and continuous hood
mould broken by the buttress. At the east angle is the attached
tall, circular rood stair turret. Set on a plinth. 2 stages
with band and 2 small rectangular lights. A moulded band extends
around the chancel below sill level. The north wall with 2
gargoyles has 2 windows each with 3 arched lights under a flat
arch. There are 2 remaining earlier human head label stops. The
diagonally buttressed east end has a C19 arched window with 5
arched and cusped lights. The south wall with single gargoyle
has a central doorway with moulded surround and cambered arch
flanked by single windows each with 3 arched lights under a flat
arch. The south aisle is on a chamfered plinth and there is a
single window in the east wall with 3 arched lights under a flat
arch. The south wall has 3 similar windows and to the left a
chamfered arched blocked doorway with imposts and hood mould. To
the left is a flat roofed ashlar extension. The west wall of the
south aisle has a single similar window. The clerestory
corresponds to the north. Interior. 4 bay C13 nave arcade with
octagonal columns and moulded capitals which project to north and
south to accommodate fleur de lys label stops of the outer
chamfer of the double chamfered arches. To the east and west are
moulded capitals supported on decorative corbels. Low double
chamfered C13 chancel arch, the inner chamfer supported on
capitals decorated with nailhead, in turn supported on decorative
corbels. The moulded tower arch is supported each side on
responds of triple shafts with moulded capitals. Over is a hood
mould and label stops. The north nave wall has at clerestory
level a blocked rood loft arch, below a chamfered arched doorway
leads to the rood turret. The south aisle, south wall, has an
arched piscina. The chancel and nave roofs have decorative
bosses and the chancel roof is supported on decorative painted
corbels. The furniture is C19 except for a few C18 pews, 2 C17
stools and a C17 decorativelty panelled chest, 2 of the panels
being decorated with arcading. The south chancel wall has a fine
early C14 monument of a priest with chalice, comprising a demi-
figure set into a quatrefoil with triangular crocketed hood mould
and finial over. In the north chancel is an early C14 figure of
a priest with his head on a diagonally placed pillow held by 2
angels. In the south aisle is a c.1400 monument of a knight with
sword and shield, probably Sir Bertram Manboucher. In the north
nave is a C14 floor slab decorated with a stylised sword. A wall L
monument in the south aisle to John and Eleanor Bailey, 1828, is
surmounted by an urn. There is a plain tablet to George and Mary
Admigall and Thomas Barker, 1801.

Listing NGR: SK7087576023

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