SK7685 : Church of St Peter & St Paul, North Wheatley

taken 5 years ago, near to North Wheatley, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Peter & St Paul, North Wheatley
Church of St Peter & St Paul, North Wheatley
The southern entrance to the churchyard. The wall contains a stone LinkExternal link recording its rebuilding in 1853, next to the top of the pipe at the left hand side. The wall is Listed Grade II for group value.
Church of St Peter & St Paul, North Wheatley
A simple church consisting of aisleless nave and chancel with 19th century vestry and a west tower. The nave is largely 15th century, as is the tower. The chancel was rebuilt in 1824, and the vestry added at this time. The exterior is generally unexceptional; the large west window in Perpendicular style is a 19th century insertion.

The interior contains several items of note. The font is a simple Norman tub font. Close to the font is an old hand-quern set into the wall, possibly to serve as a stoup. Also the remains of a Roman tombstone found in the churchyard in 1928. Ten of the bench ends are original early 15th century (attached to modern benches) with traceried panels and the remainder are 20th century copies. There is a small ogee-headed aumbry in the south wall of the nave. The pulpit is late Elizabethan in style, dating from 1604. The ladder-staircase up to the ringing chamber consists of rough-hewn oak steps attached to a pair of oak beams and may be medieval in original - certainly pre-19th century.

The south door is an unusual triangular arch without curves of early 16th century origin.

The church is Listed Grade II*. For more information see LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Building Material (from Tags)
Period (from Tags)
Early 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7620 8584 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.8369N 0:51.3828W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7620 8583
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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