St Peter - Leire, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 30.332 W 001° 13.617
30U E 620340 N 5818744
Quick Description: St peter's church, Leire.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/23/2018 1:10:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMZQJX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
"St Peters has a west tower with spire, north aisle, nave, chancel and south porch. The oldest part of the present church is the 14th century ashlar tower, the rest was rebuilt in 1867-68 when the rest of the present church was built to replace an earlier structure.
The architect was William Smith from Drummon Street in London, he added the north aisle and rebuilt the church with granite and syenite. The four bay arcade with its layered coloured stone is similar to Gilmorton – in fact it was the same architect who also want on to rebuild the church at Shawell. The floor is of encaustic tiles with soft wood boarding being used in the pews and choir stalls, all the woodwork is of oak.

There is one interesting monument to a Susannah Smith (d1792) which has Father Time scything down time. The memorial and font predate the rebuild. Nikolaus Pevsner mentions in his entry that the church seemed ‘gloomy’, I have to agree but this is probably due to a lack of a clerestory. There is parking outside the church but it is usually locked."

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Building Materials: Stone

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