St Peter's Church is mostly 1877 in date, by Blomfield, but has a Perpendicular north tower and some 13th century interior features. There is also an incised slab to Roger Douton, rector of Netherseal, who died in 1500. (1)
In normal use as a place of worship in 1966. (2)
A grade II* listed parish church dating to the 13th century, with a 15th century tower, but was mostly rebuilt in 1877 by Arthur Blomfield. There is also an early 20th century north vestry. It is built of tooled ashlar and has plain tile roofs with crested ridge tiles and stone coped gables. There is also a ridge cross to the nave. It comprises a three-stage western tower, nave with north aisle, north vestry and south porch, and lower chancel. Inside the church is a four-bay 13th century north arcade with pointed double chamfered arches. Most of the fittings in the church are simple; the chancel has a stone reredos with a mosaicked wall behind, and an ogee-headed piscina to the south, plus late 19th century metal and wooden altar rails and late 19th century timber choir stalls and organ. Across the chancel arch is a plain low stone screen and to the south in the nave is a late 19th century octagonal wooden pulpit with painted saints in trefoil headed panels, on a stone base. The most interesting monument is the early 16th century moulded four-centred arched tomb niche to the north side of the chancel with re-set alabaster slab incised with illegible inscription and a figure, to Roger Doulton who died in 1500. The north aisle has an east window of 1899 commemorating Thomas Carter, and a west window with re-set medieval glass to the top including a small heraldic device. (4)
Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p 286.
Personal Observation: F1 FRH 28-JUL-66.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Original UID: 82958.
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Centred SK 2887 1289 (35m by 21m) (Centre)
NETHERSEAL, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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