For this church:
Ruddington St Peter
Official Listing Description
The following are listed:
Parish church. Medieval, rebuilt apart from part of the tower 1887-8 by Bell and Roper of Manchester. Rock face ashlar and ashlar. Plain tile roofs. Coped gables with single ridge crosses to the east nave and east chancel. Single stack to the south chancel. Buttressed and set on a chamfered plinth. North west tower, nave, west porch, aisles, south porch with stair turret, south vestry with porch and stair turret, north organ chamber and chancel. Tower set on a chamfered plinth with moulded band over of 2 stages and embattled with corbel table and spire with 4 lucarnes. The west side has a single window with 2 cinqeufoil arched lights under a flat arch. Above is a single trefoil arched light with a single 2 light window above with cusped tracery under a flat arch. There is a single similar 2 light window on the north side with a single rectangular stair ight below, the east side having the remains of a single similar 2 light window. Each side of the bell chamber has a single pair of panels, each with 2 cinquefoil, blind arches, over extends a band of fleuron and over a single pair of 2 light arched openings with cusped tracery. Over on the east and south sides are single clock faces. The gabled west chancel has blind cinquefoil arched panels over the buttresses. Shallow lean-to porch. Entrance with chamfered jambs and moulded pointed arch, hood mould and label stops. The spandrels decorated with single shields. Brattishing over. Inner pair of segmental arched doorways divided by a single colonette with fillet and decorative capital supporting a carved figure set into a cinqeufoil arched niche and flanked by single decorative quatrefoils. Over the porch is a single large 5 light window with cusped tracery, hood mould with label stops and decorative finial flanked by single small arched and cusped lights. Embattled north aisle with 6 crocketed pinnacles and 5 arched 3 light windows with flowing tracery, continuous sill band broken by the buttresses. The east wall has a single similar window with single small decorative quatrefoil over. Projecting from the chancel is the coped, gabled organ chamber with band following the line of the gable and single circle with 3 mouchettes in the apex of the north side. The embattled east wall has a single window with 2 cinquefoil arched lights under a flat arch. The chancel with moulded band over the plinth has in the north wall 3 three light windows with cusped tracery under a flat arch. The east chancel has single crocketed pinnacles at the angles below each are 4 small gargoyles and blind traceried panels. Single arched 7 light window with cusped tracery and hood mould with decorative label stops and decorative finial. In the apex is a single arched and cusped light with hood mould and finial. The south chancel corresponds to the north. Projecting is the vestry with embattled east wall with single window with 2 cinquefoil arched lights under a flat arch. The south wall is gabled with band following the line of the gable and has 2 similr windows. Over is a single circle with 3 mouchettes. To the left is the attached octagonal embattled stair turret with blind traceried panelling under the embattlements and 3 rectangular lights. To the left is the embattled south aisle with 6 crocketed pinnacles and projecting porch with brattishing to parapet, and frieze of fleuron under. Single window with 2 trefoil arched lights under a flat arch and to the left a moulded pointed arched doorway. Remains of a single arched 3 light window with flowing tracery above. To the left are 4 similar windows. Continuous sill band broken by the buttresses. Further left is the 2 storey coped, gabled porch with single ridge cross. The angle buttresses being surmounted by panels with blind tracery and crocketed pinnacles. Doorway with chamfered jambs and moulded arch decorated with fleuron. Hood mould with label stops. Spandrel decorated with diaper. Over is a single window with 2 cinquefoil arched lights under a flat arch, the remainder of this wall having blind traceried panelling. The east and west walls have single similar 2 light windows. Inner chamfered arched doorway. To the left is the attached octagonal embattled stair turret with blind traceried panelling under the embattlements and 2 rectanguler lights. The gabled west wall of the south aisle has a single arched 3 light window with flowing tracery and continuous sill band. Single decorative quatrefoil in the apex. Interior. 6 bay south and 5 bay north nave arcades with moulded and chamfered arches, no capitals, with hood moulds. Moulded and chamfered nave and aisle/tower arches. Double chamfered chancel arch with rood screen. North aisle/organ chamber and south aisle/vestry moulded arches with hood moulds enclosing 2 inner chamfered arches each with traceried wooden screen. Single circle containing decorative quatrefoil in the spandrel. 3 bay chancel/organ chamber arcade with moulded arches. The right single bay being blocked. Similar chancel/vestry arcade, however the right 2 bays with wooden traceried screens and the left single bay with sedilia and piscina which have cusped arches over, ogee hood moulds and decorative finials. Over the west doorway are decorative panels with 2 decorative shields. Decorative altar table. Panelled walls to nave and aisles. C19 octagonal ashlar font. C14 octagonal ashlar font on octagonal pedestal. Wooden barrel-vaulted chancel with decorative coloured roof. Nave roof with blind traceried wooden panelling.
House, now church rooms, museum and flats. C16, remodelled 1708, late C18, and late C19 alterations and extensions. Red brick and rubble. Plain tile roof with brick coped left gable with kneelers. Large right external gable rubble stack with red brick shaft. Single similar larger stack on stepped plinth to front left. Deep rubble plinth. To left of the front stack is an eaves band and first floor band which extend to the left gable wall. 2 storeys plus cellar and garret, 2 bays. 2 doorways with glazed double doors. Above is a single casement with single tripartite casement to the right. Left gable wall with single blocked cellar opening. Above is a single tripartite casement with single blocked opening to the left and single similar casement above. In the garret is a single smaller casement with band extending over, under is an ashlar plaque inscribed "BFM 1708". At right angles to the rear of the main front is a late C18 wing with further C19 extensions to the rear. Interior has possible C16 stone fireplace with relieving arch over.