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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barrowden, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.5888 / 52°35'19"N

Longitude: -0.6066 / 0°36'23"W

OS Eastings: 494493

OS Northings: 299906

OS Grid: SP944999

Mapcode National: GBR DV1.PFR

Mapcode Global: WHGM7.N6B7

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 10 November 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 186841

Location: Barrowden, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Barrowden

Built-Up Area: Barrowden

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Barrowden and Wakerley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


8/19 Church of St. Peter



Church. C13-C15, restored later C19. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone with quoins
and leaded, parapetted and Collyweston slate roofs with stone coped gables.
W tower with spire, nave, aisles, N chancel chapel, chancel and S porch. Tower
of C14, of ashlar, and of 3 stages, with plinth and clasping buttresses with
set-offs. W window, a quartrefoil window to each of 3 sides in 2nd stage, slits
to SW staircase, sundial on S side of SW buttress, 4 pairs of 2-light bell
openings with transom, and quatrefoil frieze over. Spire has small flat broaches,
3 tiers of lucarnes in alternating positions, the top tier small quatrefoils,
roll mouldings to the face angles and the summit of a circlet of leaves with
iron weathervane. Inside, the nave arch is double chamfered, the inner dying
into semi-circular respond. C13 2 bay nave arcades, the S earlier with circular
pier and crocket capital. N similar with plain pier and both have double chamfered
pointed arches. Hood moulds and C19 label stops overall. N arcade and clerestory
said rebuilt at restoration. Latter has 3 Perp windows each side and 3 bay
C19 low-pitch tie beam roof, rising from possibly original battlemented stone
corbels. Outside a parapetted roof. N aisle has buttresses with set-offs, NW
window with C19 Reticulated tracery, blocked N door and possibly C19 triple
lancet window. In continuation of aisle into N chancel chapel a similar window
and NE window with original Reticulated tracery and niche on S wall below.
2 bay round arched arcade to chancel with double chamfers. Chancel has restored
Perp E and 2 S windows and small S door and C19 boarded 4 bay roof incorporating
fragments of original Perp roof and 3 carved supporting figures each side.
Cusped headed niche and double sedilia with roll mouldings on S wall. Chancel
is of ashlar with plinth, buttresses with set-offs and parapetted roof. S aisle
has lead roof, S window with Geometric tracery and SW Perp window, small cusped
headed piscina and C13 plain octagonal font on 4 short moulded and chamfered
piers and central drainage pier. S porch has many moulded round arch though
shafts have gone. S doorway has round arch with double chamfer and curved inner
edge, with outer shafts remaining. Door, now 2 leaved, C17 or possibly earlier.
Small brass wall monument to former rector Rowland Digby d.1546, fine stone
wall monument to Roland Durant d.l588, and further monument of 1840. Re-assembled
fragments of fine pulpit dated 1605. Right side of rector's chair c1540 carved
with inscription 'Rowlandus Digbi, Rector' and 'D.E.' and 'B.A.' either side
fleur-de-lys. Otherwise C19 oak choir stalls, pulpit and pews, and brass lectern.
Majolica tile reredos by firm of Maw. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877
and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SP9449399906

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

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