For this church:
area now used for
cremated remains (with
St Peter’s Centre in
In 1998 new steps were erected from St Peter’s Square to the West Door, with a break in the railings at this point replaced by gates. These steps also give access to St Peter’s Centre and to the west end of the churchyard, which was landscaped and partly paved following erection of the Centre. It is now enclosed at the east and west ends by high ironwork gates.
Part of the southeast corner of the churchyard (north of the south aisle window) has been set aside for the burial of cremated remains.
There was a burial ground in Broad Marsh (consecrated 1830, closed 1856), part of the former parish properties there. Deeds, plans and correspondence are with the Parish Papers. It was sold in 1965 under the provisions of the Broad Marsh Burial Ground Act 1960 and the remains removed to a marked site in Wilford Hill Cemetery.
the tragedy of
There are a few good examples of Leicestershire slate memorials. Apart from the Doubleday family vault in the southeast corner of the tower no stones except the Alsop family (the last burial) are in situ; many with accompanying brasses have been removed inside the church to provide paving for the floors.