St Peter's Church, Allexton, Leicestershire

Address: Main Street, Allexton, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 9AB
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Hints of Verona?

St Peter's is a beautiful Medieval church, located in an attractive tree-filled churchyard.

It's great treasure is its Norman arcade, dating to around 1160 and fabulously carved with zig-zags and lozenge shapes. This was rescued from serious decay and respectfully restored in 1862.

The chancel arch is a little later and the aisles are an 1863 rebuild of predecessors pulled down in the 16th-century.

The dormer windows add a domestic touch, whereas the lions by the door are momentarily reminiscent of the grandeur of Verona or Venice.

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Road directions

5 miles south of Oakham and 4 miles west of Uppingham, off A47 in village of Allexton; 'Historic Church' finger post sign in village

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Oakham (6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 818 004

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.




 

 

PDF iconDerbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Peter's Church, Allexton, Leicestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.