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ST PETERS CHURCH

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Church and associated ecclesiastical complex. Early Mediaeval church believed to date to the early 11th century. 12th-14th century and early 17th century alterations; minor 19th century repairs. Plan of clerestoried nave, South aisle, South porch, chancel and West tower. It stands on a raised rectangular platform extending beyond the present churchyard, and believed to represent the extent of the earlier churchyard cemetery. To the North and East of it are the earthwork remains of the Western half of an ecclesiastical enclosure in which the tithe barn of Elsham Priory was located. Building foundations have been found in this area by limited excavation, and there are historical references to the presence of a hall and gatehouse. The church became redundant in 1981. Scheduled

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