Gargoyles - St Peter & St Paul - Great Casterton, Rutland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 40.063 W 000° 31.249
30U E 667639 N 5838191
Quick Description: Gargoyles on St Peter & St Paul's church, Great Casterton.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/5/2019 11:48:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM10GM4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Four gargoyles on the church tower, and another at the west end of the north aisle of Peter & St Paul's church, Great Casterton. The tower finishes with a battlemented parapet with a small gargoyle at each angle, and tall crocketed pinnacles.

"The church at Great Casterton has some very interesting features and is an attractive building with its ironstone fabric and pretty churchyard. Most of the church dates from the 13th century and consists of a nave, north and south aisles (1250 and 1280 respectively), chancel, south porch and an unusual tower which was added later by building it within the nave. There is also a vestry which was added in the early 1980’s.

The aisles were also built in the 13th century but do not reach the full length of the nave. The clerestory with its pretty tre-foiled windows date from the same period and adds character and of course more light into the church. The tower was added in the 14th century, but due to not enough land to the west the tower was built inside the nave with a large west archway. This is similar to the internal tower at Allexton."

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Condition: Lightly Weathered

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