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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Netherseal, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.7129 / 52°42'46"N

Longitude: -1.574 / 1°34'26"W

OS Eastings: 428877

OS Northings: 312890

OS Grid: SK288128

Mapcode National: GBR 5FX.YPD

Mapcode Global: WHCGS.S2PK

Plus Code: 9C4WPC7G+5C

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 10 January 1967

Last Amended: 19 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82958

ID on this website: 101334597

Location: St Peter's Church, Netherseal, South Derbyshire, DE12

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Netherseal

Built-Up Area: Netherseal

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Netherseal St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Church of St Peter



Parish church. C13 with C15 tower, mostly rebuilt in 1877 by Arthur Blomfield, and with early C20 north vestry. Tooled ashlar with moulded stone plinth and plain tile roofs with crested ridge tiles and stone coped gables, topped by ridge cross to nave. Three stage western tower, nave with north aisle, north vestry and south porch, and lower chancel.

Tower has full height stepped angle buttresses to all corners and a chamfered band between second and third stage. West elevation has pointed three-light window with C19 Dec style tracery and hoodmould and clockface over to second stage. South elevation has small single light window to second stage and north elevation is blank. Above, the bell stage has narrow two-light louvred panel traceried pointed bell openings in cavetto moulded surrounds with returned hoodmoulds to all sides, plus a clock face below eastern opening. Above again there is a coved stringcourse and embattled parapets, plus a metal weathervane.

North aisle has a Y-tracery pointed C19 west window with carved head stops to the hoodmould, and a stepped angle buttress to west corner. North elevation of aisle has double gabled vestry to west end with pointed western door, pairs of adjoining lancets to each northern gable and a two-light flat headed east window with cusped lights, also clasping buttresses to all corners. To east the aisle has three pointed C19 windows, each with stepped triple lancets plus quatrefoils in the spandrels, and stepped gableted buttresses between and to either end. East wall of aisle has pointed two-light C19 geometric tracery window. Chancel has a continuous moulded sill band and deep buttresses between each window and to the corners.

North elevation has two C19 pointed Y-tracery windows, east elevation has larger version of three-light north aisle windows and south elevation has three more Y-tracery windows plus moulded pointed doorcase between western windows. South nave elevation has three-light pointed C19 window with stepped lancets below pierced quatrefoils to east and Y-tracery window to west with gabled south porch beyond. This has a moulded pointed door with oval niche above carved with the Lamb of God.

To either side the porch has trefoil headed lancets and inside there is a plain pointed door with a continuous outer moulding, and carved keys in trefoil niche above. Beyond to west there is another C19 Y-tracery window. To either end and between the windows there are stepped buttresses. All C19 openings have hoodmoulds with carved head stops.

Interior has four bay C13 north arcade with pointed double chamfered arches dying into octagonal shafts over the capitals and octagonal piers and moulded capitals. Tower has tall continuous triple chamfered arch and chancel has C19 double chamfered arch on polygonal responds with moulded capitals. North aisle has roll moulded pointed arch with soffit on column corbels with stiff leaf capitals, into the north organ bay and chancel has similar arch to north, plus hoodmould with carved head stops. All north aisle and chancel windows have chamfered inner arches on attached colonnettes, and chancel also has hoods with carved head stops to all windows, plus a continuous sill stringcourse. Chancel roof has C19 scissor trusses, and nave and aisle have arched braced trusses. North aisle also has segment headed door into the vestry.

Most of the fittings in the church are simple, the chancel has a stone reredos with mosaicked wall behind and an ogee headed piscina to south, plus late C19 metal and wooden altar rails and late C19 timber choir stalls and organ. Across the chancel arch is a plain low stone screen and to south in the nave is a late C19 octagonal wooden pulpit with painted saints in trefoil headed panels, on a stone base. North aisle has early C20 war memorial screen across eastern arch and late C19 bench pews. Similar pews in nave and similar date octagonal stone font to west end of nave with diaper panels to each side of the bowl. Across the tower arch is a mid C20 wooden screen.

The most interesting monument is the early C16 moulded four-centred arched tomb niche to north side of the chancel with re-set alabaster slab incised with illegible inscription and a figure, to Roger Doulton who died 1500. In the organ bay there are several early C19 slate and white marble wall memorials to members of the Gresley family and a classical aediculed white marble memorial of c1792 to Thomas and Elizabeth Gresley. Below this there are two re-set white marble slabs, one to Hannah Vincent c1772 and the other to Elizabeth Gresley c1759. North aisle has one ceramic and one enamelled brass wall plaque, the former c1872 to Mary Birch and the latter c1912 to Ruth Jeanette. It also has two painted charity boards of c1678 and 1669.

The nave has a brass plaque of c1912 and the tower has several painted and embossed glass plaques recording the peals rung between 1909 and the present day. Much of the stained glass is commemorative. The east window and reredos commemorate John Woodhouse who died 1878, the south-east chancel window commemorates Isabella Robertson who died 1899 and central and western windows to south side of chancel are placed there in memory of Rev Gresley who died 1897. North east chancel window of c1914 is in memory of Constance Twiss and central south nave window has c1922 stained glass with inscription 'Virtus sola nobilitat'. North aisle has east window of 1899 commemorating Thomas Carter and west window with re-set medieval glass to the top including a small heraldic device.

Listing NGR: SK2887712890

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