SK6943 : Church of St Peter, East Bridgford

taken 1 year ago, near to East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of  St Peter, East Bridgford
Church of St Peter, East Bridgford
General view from the south west. The church has 13th century origins (tower, nave and chancel) with aisles added in the 14th century and clerestory in the 15th century. South aisle and chancel windows were redone during the early 20th century restoration. Listed Grade I.
St Peter's church, East Bridgford


Grade I listed

The church was mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 and there is evidence of an original Saxon building.
This was rebuilt in the early 13th century, and parts survive in the chancel and part of the tower.
In the early 14th century the nave was enlarged and the church was expanded with the addition of north and south aisles, transepts, and a south porch.
In the 15th century a clerestory and new roof was added.
In the late 17th century the church fell into disrepair, and it was not until 1778 that major improvement works were undertaken - the roof replaced and tower rebuilt.

The present church consists of a western tower, nave with north and south arcades, chancel, and south porch. The tower is of three stages and has a crenellated parapet with four pinnacles with wind vanes. There are eight bells.

The north aisle is of four bays dating from the 14th and 15th century, the south aisle is of four bays dating from the 15th century. Both have octagonal piers. The north wall has a tomb recess with a mutilated figure of Sir John Babington, died 1409.
The font dates from 1663, and consists of an octagonal basin on a shaft decorated with fleur-de-lis and Tudor roses.
There is also a large wall monument on the north side to John and Margaret Hacker.
The nave roof is decorated with Angel corbels and carved bosses from 1914.
The chancel arch is from the 14th century, the chancel has a 13th century stoup, and a 14th century triple sedilia and piscina. The east window has clear glass. There are several incised slabs, one indicates the vault of the Hutchins family.

The south porch has a niche with a figure of Saint Peter, and the inner doorway dates from the 14th century.

There is a two manual organ originally built by Wordsworth and Maskell in 1875.

In the early 20th C. extensive restorations were needed to nearly all the church, with around 5000 of work undertaken.

A kitchen and cloakroom were added in 1985.

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Date Taken
Friday, 29 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
13th Century  14th Century  15th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6908 4312 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8589N 0:58.3540W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6907 4309
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Parish Church  Grade I Listed 

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