SK7775 : Church of St Peter, East Drayton

taken 3 years ago, near to East Drayton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Peter, East Drayton
Church of St Peter, East Drayton
Headstone of William Theaker, d.1736. Note the flush bracket bench mark LinkExternal link on the corner of the church behind.
Church of St Peter, East Drayton
The church consists of nave with north and south aisles, chancel, west tower and south porch. The overall appearance is of a complete Perpendicular style church but some fabric remains from the 12th century.

The exterior is largely 15th century work, the most notable earlier feature being the late 12th century Norman doorway in the north wall of the chancel. The elegant west tower, unlike many neighbours, is of a single period, with a 3-light west window and 2-light bell-chamber openings. The 15th century south porch is noteworthy for the set of 6 crocketted pinnacles and the ribbed vault of its roof. Inside it also contains a small image niche over the remains of a stoup. The north aisle has been reinforced with plain coursed rubble buttresses at some period.

The nave comprises two 4-bay arcades of the 14th century (north) and 15th century (south), with a 15th century clerestory. The chancel arch is flanked by stone angels with a third at the apex. A similar angel surmounts the tower arch. The nave roof timbers are 15th century with carved bosses. There is a fine 15th century timber chancel screen, but other interior furnishings are 19th and 20th century. There are interesting paintings - 'cake-rings' or 'cheeses' - in the ringing chamber of the tower, celebrating weddings and dated between 1769 and 1865.

The church is Listed Grade I. For more information about the church see the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project LinkExternal link
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SK7775, 54 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Period (from Tags)
Early 18th Century 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gravestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7758 7532 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.1524N 0:50.2930W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7758 7532
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Gravestones  Bench Mark 

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