Gargoyles - St Peter & St Paul - Preston, Rutland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 36.728 W 000° 43.002
30U E 654592 N 5831573
Quick Description: Gargoyles on the bell tower of St Peter & St Paul's church, Preston.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/1/2019 12:41:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM11JGD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
Gargoyles on the bell tower of St Peter & St Paul's church, Preston.

"The church of ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL consists of chancel 31 ft. 6 in. by 14 ft. 8 in. with vestry on the north side, nave of three bays 39 ft. 2 in. by 14 ft., north and south aisles respectively 6 ft. 8 in. and 7 ft. 8 in. wide, south porch, and west tower 9 ft. 3 in. square, all these measurements being internal. The tower is surmounted by a lofty spire, and there are clearstories to both chancel and nave.

The tower is of four stages with moulded plinth, diagonal angle buttresses to the top of the third stage, and battlemented parapet. There is a vice in the south-west angle. The pointed west window is of two trefoiled lights with quatrefoil in the head, and is common to the two lower stages, breaking the string. There are small openings in the third stage on the west and south, and loops to the vice. The pointed bellchamber windows are also of two trefoiled lights with quatrefoil in the head, but have transoms at half height. There are grotesque gargoyles at the angles, but no pinnacles. The spire has short broaches and plain angles, with two tiers of crocketed gabled lights, above the upper one of which it is banded. Internally the tower opens into the nave by a lofty pointed arch of two chamfered orders, the inner springing from half-round responds with octagonal moulded capitals and bases."

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Condition: Lightly Weathered

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