Gamston
St Peter

Archaeology

The church consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch and west tower. The nave, chancel and south aisle are all embattled.

Detail of upper
stage of tower
North porch and
stair turret

The impressive, three-stage 14th century tower has battlements and eight pinnacles. The angle buttresses on the tower rise to diagonal buttresses. There are two gargoyles to each side.

The tall rood stair turret is medieval. There is, however, no rood loft.

The gabled north porch was rebuilt during the 1855 restoration.

Significant interior features

Low double-chamfered 13th century chancel arch, the inner chamfer supported on capitals decorated with nailhead, in turn supported on decorative corbels
The 13th century nave arcade is of four bays and has octagonal columns and moulded capitals which project to north and south to accommodate fleur de lys label stops of the outer chamfer of the double chamfered arches