Listed Building: CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL (1064425)

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Grade I
Authority Department of the Environment
Date assigned 07 February 1967
Date last amended


GOSBERTON WESTHORPE ROAD (north side) Church of St. Peter and St. Paul TF 23 SW 4/66 7.2.67 G.V. Grade I Parish church. C12, C14, C15, restored 1896. Squared limestone rubble and ashlar, lead roofs. Clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch, transepts, chancel, south chapel, crossing tower with spire. Nave is battlemented with crocketed pinnacles and latticed frieze, and cross pattees. West doorway in continuously moulded hollow chamfered surround with leaf decoration. Above a large 5 light C15 window with cusped heads to the lights and panel tracery with brattished transom. In the west end of the south aisle an early C15 3 light window, ogee heads to the lights and panel tracery. In the north aisle a C15 3 light window with 4 centred arched head. North aisle has plain mouldd parapet, stepped and gabled buttresses. C15 double chamfered doorway with above a 3 light window, cusped heads to the lights and rounded head. 3 three light C14 curvilinear traceried windows with mouchettes. Clerestory to north and south has 8 two light windows with triangular heads and cusping to the Y tracery. C14 crossing tower with embattled parapet angle pinnacles and set back crocketed spire with 3 tiers of alternating lucarnes. In the belfry stage are paired lights with reticulated tracery, continuously moulded surrounds. North transpet has a large mullioned and transomed window of 5 lights with Perpendicular tracery and brattishing to the transoms. In the east wall 2 three light C15 Perpendicular traceried windows. Chancel has 2 pointed 2 light windows, one C14 and reticulated, the other with reset tracery. Also a small round headed doorway. The east window is a C19 3 light window with Geometric tracery. C17 4 light chamfered mullioned window in square surround to south chapel east wall, and on the south side a doorway with C19 surround, and 2 reticulated windows in square surrounds, one of 3 lights, the other of 2. Also a C14 tomb recess with triangular moulded head. South transept contains a 3 light early C15 panel traceried window and to the south a large window matching the north transept. The south aisle has 3 C15 3 light windows with Perpendicular tracery and a pair of semi-circular moulded tomb recesses. C14 gabled south porch with angle buttresses, plain parapet with pinnacles. Hollow chamfered pointed outer doorway with fleurons and human head stops to the crocketed hood. Flanked and surmounted by single nodding ogee headed niches with vaults. 2 light mullioned and transomed side windows with cusped heads. The inner door matches the outer but with ogee finial and is flanked by single niches with floriated canopies. Interior. Early C15, 4 bay nave arcades, double moulded pointed arches, the outer door continuous, the inner order with half round columns with brattished capitals. Hood moulds with shield and animal stops. Roll moulded cill band to clerestory with grotesque corbels, alternately supporting shafts to roof corbels. C19 roof in C15 form with brattished ties and traceried spandrels. Matching aisle roofs. 4 C15 double chamfered tower arches with octagonal responds and capitals. Double chamfered arch from north aisle to transept. Wider double chamfered arch with octagonal reveals from south aisle to transept. The crossing is lierne vaulted with moulded ribs, bosses and circular bell hole filled with vaulting ribs. Matching double chamfered arch from south transept to south chapel. Chancel has pointed doorway in north wall and a 2 bay C13 arcade to south chapel, with double chamfered arches, quatrefoil filleted piers and annular capitals. Ogee headed piscina on south wall. In the south wall of the chapel a C14 sedilia and piscina, with cusped ogee headed seats, moulded cornice. In south transept a pointed piscina. Fittings. South chapel C15 screen of 5 lights with central opening, crocketed and cusped ogee arches, panel tracery, C19 brattishing and rood figures. C14 octagonal font with cusped panels, on C19 stem. Monuments. In the south transept on a chest a pair of recumbent effigies, of a knight and lady. He in a cusped ogee headed niche with crocketed pinnacles and censing angels in the spandrels, she on the floor beside him with mantle and cushion. Wall monument to John Calthrop d.1785 in nave east wall, marble surround, pedimented with urn. Listing NGR: TF2374531755

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  •  Index: Department of the Environment. 1988. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 4/66.



Grid reference TF 23745 31755 (point)
Map sheet TF23SW

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Aug 12 2014 3:33PM


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