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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cogenhoe, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2413 / 52°14'28"N

Longitude: -0.7856 / 0°47'8"W

OS Eastings: 483019

OS Northings: 261045

OS Grid: SP830610

Mapcode National: GBR CXR.D6Y

Mapcode Global: VHDS1.BXKN

Plus Code: 9C4X66R7+GQ

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 3 May 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235459

Location: Cogenhoe and Whiston, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Cogenhoe and Whiston

Built-Up Area: Cogenhoe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Cogenhoe St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Church. C13 with older origins, C14 and C15. Restored 1868 by C. Buckeridge.
Coursed squared limestone and ironstone, plain-tile roof to chancel, otherwise
lead roofs. Chancel, vestry, aisled nave, south porch, west tower. 3-bay chancel
of early C13 has stepped triple lancet east window of 1868 and paired lancets to
north and south. Blocked priest's door below south-west window with
Caernarvon-arched head. Vestry to north of 1868 built on foundations of medieval
north chancel chapel; 2-light east window with plate tracery and chamfered door
to north. Nave has 3-bay C15 clerestory of 2-light windows with straight heads
and ogee-arched heads to lights, and plain stone-coped parapet with tall thin
pinnacles to east angles. North aisle has 3-light window to north-east with
straight head and Decorated tracery of 1868, 2-light window to north-west with
Decorated tracery of similar date and 3-light window to west with Perpendicular
tracery. Late C12 north doorway has round-arched head and thin chamfer. South
aisle has C17 east window at high level with moulded stone mullion and jambs,
and wood lintel. 2-light window to south-east with Reticulated tracery and hood
mould with label stops, 2-light window to south-west with Decorated style
tracery of 1868, and 2-light west window with Geometrical tracery of similar
date. Scratch dial to bottom of left jamb of south-east window and blocked
1-light window to left at lower level with cusped ogee-arched head. Late C12
south door has single-stepped pointed arch and shafts with scalloped capitals.
C15 south porch has double-chamfered doorway (outer chamfer continuous,
polygonal responds innermost), small blocked 1-light window above and small
ogee-arched 1-light windows to east and west sides. Tall 3-stage tower has
hollow-chamfered and wave-moulded west door with 4-centred head, shields to
spandrels and many-moulded rectangular surround. 3-light window above with
4-centred head and Perpendicular tracery. Middle stage has square window to west
with cusped diagonal cross tracery and chamfered surround and 1-light window to
south. High 2-light bell-chamber openings with transoms and deep hollow chamfer.
Diagonal offset buttresses and battlemented parapet with corner pinnacles. Plain
stone-coped parapets to porch and aisles. Doors, except blocked priest's door,
all have hood moulds and hood moulds to windows except to square window in tower
and some other minor 1-light windows. Interior: chancel has full-height blank
arcading framing windows with triple shafts, simple moulded capitals, square
moulded abaci and chamfered arches. Middle shafts have fillets and those framing
east window have shaft rings. Double-chamfered arch to north-west to former
chapel with moulded corbels innermost. Group of two aumbries to middle of north
wall with pointed trefoil-headed niche above. Chancel arch has pairs of shafts
framing hollow chamfer, moulded capitals to shafts flanking heads to top of
chamfers, and double-chamfered arch. Nave has 3-bay arcades. Square limestone
piers with attached shafts to angles and hollow chamfers to sides. Moulded
capitals framing heads and shields. Piers of limestone and double-chamfered
arches and responds of ironstone. Perpendicular-style roof with arch-braced
ties, and wall-posts on carved stone head corbels. Tall double-chamfered tower
arch with polygonal responds innermost with moulded capitals and brattishing.
Stain-glass windows to chancel south of 1887 and later stain-glass east window.
Monuments: cross-legged knight believed to be Nicholas de Cogenhoe d.1281.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973; p152; VCH: Northamptonshire: Vol
IV, pp237-239)

Listing NGR: SP8301961045

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