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South Somercotes
 
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter

The church of St Peter, South Somercotes, is known as the 'Queen of the Marsh'.

Its five-bay nave and chancel arch are of the Early English style; the tower is Decorated and the screen and font (carved with the emblems of the Passion) Perpendicular.

It is now in the hands of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Mark Acton, 2008

South Somercotes, St Peter church, Churches Conservation Trust,
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter

St Peter's is one of very few churches in this part of the county with a spire.

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002

South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter

The mixture of building materials used in the construction and restoration of the church are apparent in this view from the south.

June 2008

South Somercotes, St Peter,
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter

View of St Peter’s from the south-east.

The earliest elements date from around 1200; two programmes of restoration took place in the nineteenth century.

June 2008

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South Somercotes, St Peter
South Somercotes, St Peter, Interior
South Somercotes, St Peter, Interior
South Somercotes, St Peter, Interior

The long nave is flanked by 5-bay early thirteenth-century arcades with round piers with octagonal abaci.

The screen in front of the chancel dates from the fourteenth-century, restored in the nineteenth.

June 2008

South Somercotes, St Peter, interior
South Somercotes, St Peter, Memorial
South Somercotes, St Peter, Memorial
South Somercotes, St Peter, Memorial

Wall-mounted memorial to Thomas Bennett Freshney, born 18 September 1843.

The inscription says that he died on 21 January 1906 ‘shortly after his return home from America where he had been acting as judge at the great International Show at Chicago’.

June 2008

South Somercotes, St Peter, memorial, Thomas, Bennett Freshney, International Show Chicago
South Somercotes, St Peter, Tower
South Somercotes, St Peter, Tower
South Somercotes, St Peter, Tower

The church tower dates from around 1350.

The recessed octagonal spire has four pairs of ogee-headed lucarnes.

June 2008

South Somercotes, St Peter