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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Somersal Herbert, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9137 / 52°54'49"N

Longitude: -1.799 / 1°47'56"W

OS Eastings: 413610

OS Northings: 335158

OS Grid: SK136351

Mapcode National: GBR 49Z.7ZC

Mapcode Global: WHCFQ.B1K4

Plus Code: 9C4WW672+F9

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 13 September 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415501

Location: Somersal Herbert, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Somersal Herbert

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Somersal Herbert St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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13.9.67 Church of St Peter

Parish church. Rebuilt in 1836 and again in 1874 by C J Neale of Mansfield,
probably re-using medieval masonry. West tower 1912, possibly by Currey &
Thompson of Derby. Sandstone ashlar and red brick. Welsh slate roofs, stone
coped gables with plain kneelers anda cross finial on the east gable. Plain
parapets to nave and chancel. West tower, nave with south porch and chancel.
West tower in 'Free Gothic' style angle buttresses with three set-offs, castellated
parapet. Polygonal stair turretprojects from the north west corner and its
parapet rises above the tower parapet. 3-light west window with triangular
headed lights, the centre one cusped, under a Gothic arch with almost straight
sides. Hoodmould. Small cusped lancets above on three sides. Clock face above
again on all four sides. Bell stage has on all faces paired louvred bell openings
with Gothic arches with almost straight sides, dying into the imposts. Simple
hollow moulding and cusping. Stringcourse at the base of the parapet. The nave
and chancel walls run without a break but the two parts are expressed externally
by a break in the roofline. On the north side are three buttresses with two set-
offs; to the nave, two 3-light windows under flat arches, with cusped lancet
lights. One similar 2-light window to the chancel. The south side has three
similar buttresses, one against the east wall and one similar 3-light window to the
nave. Perp Style east window of 5-lights with hoodmould and moulded surround.
Gabled south porch. Red brick with heavy rusticated stone quoins and a massive
keyed stone lintel. It is in the style of c1700 but probably dates from 1836,
re-using old materials. Interior, triple chamfered tower arch without capitals.
Broad, double chamfered Perp Style chancel arch. Nave and chancel roofs have
kingpost trusses supported by arched braces on corbels. Early C12 circular tub
font with intersecting blind arcading and a frieze of lozenges overlaid with
intermittent circles. Tomb recess in the chancel north side with hollow moulding.
In the recess the torso and head of a priest with arms folded and a chalice in his
lap. Probably early C15. Wall monument (chancel south), aedicule with broken
pediment enclosing a coat of arms. Dated 1601. Stained glass. West window c1873
by Wailes. Chancel north window 1896 by Kempe.

Listing NGR: SK1361035158

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