Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland :: Shared Description

The church consists of nave with south aisle, chancel with vestry and organ chamber on the north side, west tower and south porch. A north aisle formerly existed but had been destroyed by fire before the 14th century and never rebuilt.

The oldest remaining part of the church is the south aisle arcade, dating from the late 12th century in Transitional style, although the lowest part of the chancel walls could also be of this period. The church was substantially rebuilt during the 14th century, when the south aisle was widened with a new porch and the clerestory added. The tower was added or rebuilt in the 15th century, when the chancel was also rebuilt. Part of the south aisle was further rebuilt or refaced around 1600. The vestry/organ chamber was added during the restoration of 1897-8.

Inside the church, the main items to note are the south arcade with its unusual capitals, and the fine organ case of 1902. The rather mutilated font is 13th century and there is an unusual piscina in the south aisle. Furnishings are all late 19th century.

The church is Listed grade II* . More detailed information can be found on the British History Online website LinkExternal link
by Alan Murray-Rust

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SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Church of St Peter, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Bench mark, St Peter's Church, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : Churchyard wall and gravestones, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust


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Created: Sun, 15 May 2016, Updated: Sun, 15 May 2016

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