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IoE Number: 186815
Photographer: Mr Roger Ashley
Date Photographed: 03 September 2007
Date listed: 10 November 1955
Date of last amendment: 10 November 1955
Grade II*

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SP 8699-8799UPPINGHAMLONDON ROAD4/77(east side)10.11.55Church of St Peter andSt Paul

SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM LONDON ROAD 4/77 (east side) 10.11.55 Church of St Peter and St Paul GV II* Parish church. C14, enlarged and heavily restored 1861 by Henry Parsons of London. Squared stone and ashlar with Welsh slate roof to chancel and low-pitched lead roofs to nave and aisles, scarcely visible behind battlemented parapet. Tower and spire, nave and aisles, north porch of stone and south porch of wooden trellis-work, chancel and chancel chapels. Tower of 3 stages with angle buttresses, moulded string courses and 2-light bell-openings. West doorway with continuous mouldings and fleuron decoration in square surround. Spire with 3 tiers of traceried and gabled lucarnes. Nave of 4 bays (lengthened by one bay in 1861), arcade of double-chamfered arches (retaining some original painting of tendrils) carried on clusters of 4 shafts to north with polygonal abaci and to south with quatrefoil abaci. Window tracery, Decorated to north and Perpendicular to south, wholly renewed. C19 roof. Two-bay chancel entirely of 1861, Decorated in style, divided from chapels by arcade on black marble columns with naturalistic capitals. C16 pulpit. Font of 1853 designed by G E Street for All Saints, Cottesbrooke, Northants. Four small Norman demi-figures, representing Christ blessing, a saint blessing and 2 angels, discovered during work in the C19 and now placed either side of the south door and the east window of the North chapel.

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