St Peter's Church, Allexton, Leicestershire
How to find us
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Hints of Verona?
St Peter's is a beautiful Medieval church, located in an attractive tree-filled churchyard. Its 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 sixteenth century. The dormer windows add a domestic touch, whereas the lions by the door are momentarily reminiscent of the grandeur of Verona or Venice.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
White-washed serenity in a charming hamlet
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles south of Oakham and 4 miles west of Uppingham, off A47 in village of Allexton; 'Historic Church' finger post sign in village
Nearest railway station: Oakham (6 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Allexton St. Peter - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for St Peter's Church, Allexton
All our Leicestershire churches are in CCT's North region.
Useful local links:
- Go Leicestershire tourism website
- Leicestershire County Council website history section
- Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society
- Leicestershire Archaeological & Historical Society
- Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust
- List of churches in Leicestershire
- Leicestershire is in the Diocese of Leicester