Wing, St Peter & St Paul's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The 12th-century building had no tower, just a bellcote over the west gable. The present tower was added between 1380-1400. The tower was originally topped with a spire but this was deemed unsafe and was taken down in 1841.
The north doorway remains from the early Norman building. The chancel arch is 13th century and the west tower was added in the late 14th century. The interior was heavily restored in the Victorian period, but a sedilia and double-headed piscina remain from the 14th century.
The stone altar slab is original and you can still see the 12th-century consecration crosses inscribed on its surface.
In the vestry are two roundels of medieval stained glass. Though the glass is fragmented one part seems to depict Christ's head. The glass probably dates to the 14th century.
The north aisle pillars are decorated with carved capitals depicting foliage and the arcade arches are beautifully carved with a traditional lozenge design.
There are very few memorials beyond a war memorial to 9 men of Wing who died in WWI and a tablet commemorating Lt AF Taverner, who died in 1916 of wounds received in action.
A short stroll from the church, beside the village playing field, stands a well-preserved turf maze which probably dates to the medieval period.
About Wing, St Peter & St Paul's Church
Address: Top Street, Wing, Rutland, England, LE15 8SE
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the village High Street. Limited parking along the verge.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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