St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby

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St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby

St Peter's Church, Saltfleetby, was an Anglican parish church in the village of Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire, England (grid reference TF436899). Only the tower now survives. The tower has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and it is now under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches.

History

The tower dates from the 15th century, with some re-building of the north side in the 20th century. It was taken into the care of the charity the Friends of Friendless Churches in 1976. The charity holds a 999 year lease with effect from 1 May 1976.

Architecture

The older part of the tower is constructed in limestone ashlar, with greenstone rubble used in the 20th-century re-building; it also contains some red brick. It is built in three stages and has four-stage angle buttresses. In the bottom stage is a pointed doorway, above which is a string course. In the middle stage is a four-light window with rich tracery, over which is another string course. The top stage contains two-light bell openings on three sides. On the north side is a plaque to the memory of Mark Stubbs, who contributed financially to the maintenance of the tower. On the southeast corner is a stair turret, with a doorway on its north side.