St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby (-1877)

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St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby
Saltfleetby St.Peter old church - - 155803.jpg
Tower of St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby, from the west
St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby is located in Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby
St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby
Location in Lincolnshire
Coordinates: 53°23′12″N 0°09′26″E / 53.3868°N 0.1573°E / 53.3868; 0.1573
OS grid reference TF 436 899
Location Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Friends of Friendless Churches
Dedication Saint Peter
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 9 March 1967
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic
Groundbreaking 15th century
Materials Limestone, greenstone

St Peter's Church was an Anglican parish church in the village of Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire, England (grid reference TF436899). Due to subsidence, the main part of the church was moved elsewhere in the village and the tower was left at this location.[1] The tower is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[2] and it is now under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches.[3]

The tower is known locally as The Stump.[4]


The tower dates from the 15th century, with some re-building of the north side in the 20th century. It was taken into the care of the charity the Friends of Friendless Churches in 1976.[3] The charity holds a 999 year lease with effect from 1 May 1976.[5]


The older part of the tower is constructed in limestone ashlar, with greenstone rubble used in the 20th-century re-building; it also contains some red brick. It is built in three stages and has four-stage angle buttresses. In the bottom stage is a pointed doorway, above which is a string course. In the middle stage is a four-light window with rich tracery, over which is another string course. The top stage contains two-light bell openings on three sides. On the north side is a plaque to the memory of Mark Stubbs, who contributed financially to the maintenance of the tower. On the southeast corner is a stair turret, with a doorway on its north side.[2]

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  1. ^ "Saltfleetby St Peter". GENUKI UK and Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Historic England, "West tower of former church of St Peter, Saltfleetby (1165820)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 10 April 2015 
  3. ^ a b Saltfleetby Old St Peter, Friends of Friendless Churches, retrieved 10 October 2016 
  4. ^ "Remains of old St Peter's Church, Charles Gate, Saltfleetby St Peter". Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Churches and chapels owned by the Friends of Friendless Churches: Details for Visitors, London: Friends of Friendless Churches, June 2010 

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