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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Preston Capes, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1894 / 52°11'21"N

Longitude: -1.1614 / 1°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 457425

OS Northings: 254900

OS Grid: SP574549

Mapcode National: GBR 8SV.M66

Mapcode Global: VHCVR.T7CG

Plus Code: 9C4W5RQQ+PC

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Last Amended: 24 February 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360592

ID on this website: 101075292

Location: St Peter and St Paul's Church, Preston Capes, West Northamptonshire, NN11

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Preston Capes

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Preston Capes St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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15/102 Church of St. Peter and St.
18/01/68 Paul
Church. C13-C15, restored 1853. Coursed squared ironstone, lead roofs, chancel
tiled. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, west tower. 3-light Perpendicular
east window. North side of chancel wall much rebuilt with single low-side lancet
window to west and signs of other blocked windows. To south a 3-light mullion
window and priest's door to left. Nave has 2 bay clerestory with 2-light mullion
windows with C18 leading, plain coped parapet and 2 C18 lead rainwater heads and
pipes north and south. North aisle has 3-light Decorated east window with
reticulated tracery and hood-mould with label stops, two 2-light Decorated
windows either side of north door. North-west and west windows have 2 lights and
depressed arch heads. South aisle has 3-light Decorated east window with cusped
heads and intersecting tracery, a 3-light arch mullion window with hood-mould, to
right of south porch, a 2-light Decorated window to left. South porch has
double-chamfered door and holy water stoup. South door within has 4-centred arch
head and hood-mould. West and south-west windows of south aisles have similar
windows to those in corresponding positions in north aisle. Both aisles extend
across sides of west tower. 3 stage west tower with pointed arch and 3-light
Perpendicular window above. Belfry stage has 2-light Perpendicular windows.
Angle buttresses and battlements. Interior: C17 communion table. East window
flanked by Commandment, Creed and Lords prayer boards grouped in pairs
vertically and topped by segmental pediments with gilded urns. Chancel roof of
1853. Chancel arch with 3 chamfered mouldings, innermost on polygonal responds.
Nave has 3 bay arcades. Westernmost arches cut off by tower. North arcade has
octagonal piers, double-chamfered arches, moulded capitals and respond at east
end. South arcade has round piers, octagonal abaci and chamfered arches. Nave
roof C19, old lean-to roofs to aisles, that of south aisle with stop-chamfered
ties. Octagonal Perpendicular font with blank tracery patterns to sides, but
built into south-east pier of tower. Some C15 pews. C18 wall monument in
chancel. Painted Carolean Royal Arms in west end of south aisle.
(Buildings of England: Northants, p.378; Kellys Directory for Northants, 1903).

Listing NGR: SP5742554900

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