Empingham, St Peter's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Medieval wall paintings
The north aisle is about a century newer, and there is a pair of 13th-century transepts. The chancel is also 13th century, and features a triple sedilia and a double piscina. During the medieval period, there were no less than 6 altars, the locations of which are indicated by the piscinas still scattered around the church.
During the early 15th century the nave roof was raised and a clerestory inserted. At this time the carved figures decorating the roof beams were added. Though one would normally call this an angel roof, the figures are not actually angels.
On the south wall of the south transept is a large medieval wall painting of the Virgin Mary, which has been partially painted over in the 14th century with a pattern design.
In the north transept is a small painting showing the heads of St Anne and St Joachim. There are a pair of stone grave slabs in the north transepts and a rough coffin cover under the altar table.
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About Empingham, St Peter's Church
Address: Church Street, Empingham, Rutland, England, LE15 8PN
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On Church Street, just off the A606
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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