Piscina - St Peter - Ashby Parva, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 29.585 W 001° 13.624
30U E 620365 N 5817359
A 19th century piscina in the chancel of St Peter's church, Ashby Parva
Waymark Code: WMZQDE
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/22/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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A 19th century piscina in the north wall of the chancel of St Peter's church, Ashby Parva.

"The church Is dedicated to St Peter. The Patronage was in the hands of the Order of St John of Jerusalem as early as 1220, and so continued until 1556 when it passed to the Crown.

The church possibly originated in the 12th century and was rebuilt in the 14th century. The nave appears to have been built out in the 14th century, leaving the chancel off-centre.

In 1866 there was a major restoration, with the chancel and porch rebuilt in the Decorated style (characterised by window tracery, stone mullions and vaulting). The nave was restored and the fine Perpendicular roof (timber roof made ornamental with framing exposed to view) was renewed. The tower was restored in 1889.

More recently, in 2008, the church was re-ordered and the font was relocated near the door, where it stood in Victorian times. Two pews were removed to give space around the font."

SOURCE - church pamphlet
Approximate Age of Artefact: 1866

Relevant Website: Not listed

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