St Peter's Church, East Bridgford

St Peter's Church is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.

St Peter's Church, East Bridgford
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St Peter's Church, East Bridgford
52°58′51.54″N 0°58′22.31″W / 52.9809833°N 0.9728639°W / 52.9809833; -0.9728639Coordinates: 52°58′51.54″N 0°58′22.31″W / 52.9809833°N 0.9728639°W / 52.9809833; -0.9728639
LocationEast Bridgford
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
History
DedicationSt Peter
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade I listed
Administration
ParishEast Bridgford
DeaneryEast Bingham
ArchdeaconryNottingham
DioceseDiocese of Southwell and Nottingham

HistoryEdit

The church was dates from the 11th century. It was restored in 1671 and 1686. The tower was rebuilt in 1778 by Francis Moore. The chancel windows were renewed in 1862. The organ chamber and lady chapel were rebuilt in 1862. There were 3 periods of restoration work in the early 20th century by C.E. Pointing - in 1901, 1903 and 1914.

The church is in a joint parish with St Helen's Church, Kneeton.

ChurchyardEdit

The churchyard contains 3 headstones dating from 1775, 1777, and 1810 which are Grade II listed. In slate, they are to the Caunt family.[2]

  • That to the left has shouldered round head, with foliate borders. Dated 1775 it is signed "Brown, Whatton".
  • The central stone has double shouldered round head, with foliate borders, cartouche containing globe, and inscription. To Joseph Caunt, 1810. Signed "Jones Sculp."
  • That to the right has stepped round head and Adam style border with urns. Cartouche with Divine Monogram and angels. To Thomas Caunt, 1777. Signed "R. Brown Sculp."

OrganEdit

The church contains an organ dating from 1875 by Wordsworth and Maskell. This has been subsequently restored by Peter Conacher in 1906, Roger Yates in 1937 and Alan Douglas in 1983. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire: Nikolaus Pevsner.[full citation needed]
  2. ^ "Group of 3 Headstones 7 Metres South of Chancel at Church of St Peter, East Bridgford". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. ^ "D07303". National Pipe Organ Register. Retrieved 16 June 2013.