SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden

taken 3 years ago, near to Barrowden, Rutland, Great Britain

Church of St Peter, Barrowden
Church of St Peter, Barrowden
Durant memorial in the north aisle. A fine monument in Renaissance style dated 1588 to Roland Durant. The family were important landowners in the village, and their contemporary house still stands LinkExternal link .
Church of St Peter, Barrowden
The church consists of aisled nave with chancel, west tower and south porch, the north aisle continuing as a side chapel along most of the length of the chancel. This chapel is now taken up by the organ and vestry.

It probably originated as a typical aisleless church of nave and chancel of the 12th century, but none of this remains. The earliest fabric comprises the early 13th century chancel arch and the arcade between the chancel and its north chapel. The nave and aisles rebuilt later in the century.

The tower followed towards the end of the 14th century, when the church had been in a state of disrepair, and the clerestory was added shortly after. There are interesting corbels supporting the nave roof. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century, but retained the earlier arcade. The carved figures in the roof of the chancel are of this date, attached to a 19th century roof structure.

The south porch is slightly later than the aisle, but surprising the entrance arch is still circular rather than pointed.

Interior furnishings are largely of the 19th century restorations. The font is old, possibly 13th century, a fine 16th century wall monument and some surviving older timber pieces.

The church is Listed Grade II*. For a fuller description, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Period (from Tags)
Late 16th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9448 9990 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.3221N 0:36.4095W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9448 9990
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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