Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states
"St. Peter-at-Gowts is a building of stone, in the Pre-Norman, Earlier English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, chantry, nave, aisles and a western tower containing 6 bells:
it derives its distinctive name from the gowts or watercourses, of which several run in its immediate vicinity, and as now standing has been almost wholly restored; the tower and the south side of the church, a work of the Lancet period, represent the original structure:
a monumental arch, opening into the south transept or chantry, bears a singular rhyming inscription, in medieval Latin and in Lombardic characters, to the memory of Ralph Joluf and his wife, the founder of the chapel, which formerly contained an incised slab two crosses and bearing his name; it runs thus :-
"Radulfus Joluf, sua conjux ac Amicia,Hic Simul humatur, quibus ista capella paratur. Virgine Mater Theos qui sibi salvet eos Pro quibus oretis opus hoc quicunque videtis."
There are several stained windows in the church, and some excellent mural decorations :
there is also a finely carved stone reredos and a Norman font:
in 1852 the north aisle was built, in the Decorated style, and the church new roofed:
in 1887 the church was again restored and considerably enlarged, at a cost of £2,200, under the direction of the late Mr. Hodgson Fowler:
there are now 475 sittings"
DB 8 September 2018