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Ashby cum Fenby
 
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter

St Peter's church viewed from the north-east.

The late, poor domestic windows of the north aisle are seen here, together with the windows of the Decorated period re-used in the post-medieval chancel.

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter

It is not easy to understand why Ashby-cum-Fenby ever needed a church as large as St Peter’s.

The tower is Early English with dog-tooth decoration. The north arcade dates from a similar period – there may once have been a south arcade.

The chancel is post-medieval. There is a Norman pillar piscina now in the west end of the building.

Mark Acton, August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter church, pillar piscina
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, effigy
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, effigy
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, effigy

This effigy of a knight, lying cross-legged, dates from the early 14th century.

It is located on the south side of the church near the west end.

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument

The monument to Suzanna Drury, who died in 1606, is on the north wall of the chancel.

The details of the surround tally with the Jacobean date, but the effigy and also the hounds which support the sarcophagus lid and wreaths are considered to be replacements dating from c.1700 (Pevsner).

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, Suzanna Drury
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument

The two reclining effigies in this impressive monument are of Sir Anthony Irby (d. 1623) and his wife Lady Frances Wray (d. c.1647).

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, Lady Frances Wray, Sir Anthony Irby
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument

A recumbent baby lying at the feet of Sir Anthony Irby and Lady Frances Wray.  Date c.1640.

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, monument

The heads and shoulders of Sir Anthony Irby and Lady Frances Wray, details of the ten-poster monument dating from c.1640.

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, organ pipes
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, organ pipes
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, organ pipes

The decorated pipes of the church organ at St Peter's are typical of the Victorian period.

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter church, organ pipes
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, windows
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, windows
Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, windows

Adjacent windows on the south side of the nave at St Peter's have Decorated tracery, i.e. early 14th century.

There indications that there was a south arcade in an earlier period.

August 2014

Ashby cum Fenby, St Peter, windows