St Peter - Saltby, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 49.783 W 000° 44.278
30U E 652392 N 5855725
Quick Description: St Peter's church, Saltby, believed to date from the 12th century with the oldest part being the tower.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/4/2019 12:15:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM10B07
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
St Peter's church, Saltby, believed to date from the 12th century with the oldest part being the tower.

"Parish church. C13 west tower, early C14 nave and chancel, reworked in C15 and chancel further remodelled during 1885 restoration. Ironstone with limestone dressings. Parapets hide roofs, but probably lead. Unbuttressed 3-stage tower with lancet west window and lancets to north and south sides of ringing chamber. Limestone late C14 belfry stage with louvred 2-light cusped windows. Plain parapet with 4 corner pinnacles. Perpendicular gabled south porch with double chamfered entrance arch. To left one 2- light panel tracery window. To right one 4-light tall panel tracery window. Blocked north nave door and one 3-light Perpendicular window to east. 3 2-light late C19 Flowing chancel south windows and 3-light reticulated east window. Blocked chancel north door to east of a brick organ chamber. Interior. Triple chamfered tower arch with 2 orders of shafts carrying moulded capitals. Above is blocked east window tower. 5 bay nave roof of canted tie beams on solid arched braces dropping on wall posts to stone head corbels. Moulded ridge piece and one pair moulded butt purlins. Plain C13 drum font on hexagonal stem. Double chamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds and with polygonal moulded capitals. Chancel with double chamfered C19 arch leading into organ chamber recess to north. Roof of canted tie beams on arched braces with traceried spandrels. Wall posts to corbels. Moulded ridge piece and one pair moulded butt purlins. Crenellated wall plate. This all 1885. Bench sedilia and cusped piscina similarly of 1885."

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Building Materials: Stone

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