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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weedon Bec, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2281 / 52°13'41"N

Longitude: -1.0741 / 1°4'26"W

OS Eastings: 463336

OS Northings: 259283

OS Grid: SP633592

Mapcode National: GBR 9TW.C85

Mapcode Global: VHCVM.B8J8

Plus Code: 9C4W6WHG+69

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Last Amended: 27 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360844

ID on this website: 101076520

Location: St Peter's Church, Weedon Bec, West Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Weedon Bec

Built-Up Area: Weedon Bec

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Weedon Bec St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP6319 (North side)
Lower Weedon
17/197 Church of St. Peter and St.
18/01/68 Paul
(Formerly listed as Church of
St. Peter)
Church. Late C12 tower, body of church rebuilt 1825, chancel of 1863 by E.F.
Law. Church re-seated and organ chamber added 1878. Coursed squared ironstone,
slate roofs. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, north and south porches,
west tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light Perpendicular style east window, diagonal
offset buttresses, organ chamber to north with 2-light east window with
Y-tracery and north door with pointed chamfered arch, a priest's door with
chamfered pointed arch between 2-light Decorated style windows. Body of church,
nave and aisles in one, has 3-light pointed arched windows throughout with
simple iron tracery, diamond leading and hood moulds and north and south porches
both with 1825 datestones; doorway of north porch blocked (it now serves as a
vestry). Offset buttresses between bays, diagonal offset buttresses to angles.
3-stage west tower of limestone and ironstone rubble with ironstone quoins, has
west door with 4-centred head, cut spandrels and hood moulds, a 3-light
Perpendicular window directly above with hood mould. Middle stage has narrow
one-light windows to west and south with rounded heads and relieving arches.
Bell openings have round-arched heads and outer arches with shafts, imposts and
hood moulds. Battlemented parapet with string course below and to middle and
belfry stages. Interior: chancel arch of 1863 has many-moulded arch and shafts
with richly carved flower and foliage capitals. Nave has 5-bay timber arcades
with thin octagonal columns and Tudor arches with open spandrels; similar arches
between aisle bays. Flat, cross-beamed roofs to aisles, coved plaster ceiling to
nave with small central octagonal ribbed dome. Tower arch is low and pointed
with imposts. A medieval carved column base supports a miniature copy of the
Winchester Cathedral font from chapel of Ordnance Depot (Weedon Barracks q.v.).
Painted Hanoverian Royal Arms over tower arch. Various minor C19 wall monuments.
(Buildings of England: Northants, p.447-8).

Listing NGR: SP6333659283

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