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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Watford, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3161 / 52°18'58"N

Longitude: -1.1164 / 1°6'59"W

OS Eastings: 460327

OS Northings: 269035

OS Grid: SP603690

Mapcode National: GBR 9SP.LLL

Mapcode Global: VHCV6.L1NS

Plus Code: 9C4W8V8M+CC

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361164

Location: Watford, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Watford

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Watford

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP66NW (West side)
6/277 Church of St. Peter and St.
18/01/68 Paul


Church, early C14-15, C18, restored C19. Coursed and uncoursed ironstone rubble,
tower partly sandstone ashlar, lead roof. Chancel with north chapel, aisled
nave. North and south porches, west tower. Perpendicular chancel incorporating
early C14 work. 4-light east window with 4-centred arch and panel tracery. 3
similar 3-light windows on the south wall. Priests doorway c.1300 has chamfered
arch, 3-light east window to south aisle, c.1300 with intersecting tracery. Two
similar 3-light windows in the south wall to east of porch and two pairs of
lancets to west of porch. Flat arched Perpendicular window without tracery in
west wall of south aisle and straight headed doorway of same date below. C14
south porch. Inner doorway of same date has hollow. Chamfered arch, the jambs
rebuilt C19-C20, and double ribbed plank door. Perpendicular west tower with
castellated parapet and gargoyle waterspouts. Traceried 2-light bell openings
and 4-light west window with panel tracery. C14 west window without tracery to
north aisle. Early C14 three-light window with reticulated tracery to west of
north porch and 2 similar windows to east. C18 north porch with pedimented
gable and arched doorway with keyblock. 5-light window with geometrical tracery
(damaged and partly renewed) in east wall of north chapel. Interior: chancel has
Perpendicular sedilia and piscina with cinquefoiled arches. Early C14 tomb
recess in north wall has arch with deep hollow mouldings and short jamb shafts
with leaf capitals. C14 double chamfered arch to west (blocked) former opening
to north chapel. North chapel, now converted to vestry, with panel opening to
east end of north aisle blocked and C19 doorway inserted. Noted by Pevsner as
having 3 further tomb recesses. 3 bay nave arcades, c.1300, with octagonal
piers, double chamfered arches, and hoods with large head stops. Perpendicular
clerestory. Altar rails c.1800, Gothic revival. Monuments in chancel include Sir
George Clarke, died 1649. Black and white marble architectural wall table with
segmental pediment and black columns, described by Pevsner as "uncommonly
noble". George Clarke (probably late C17) to left of it. Architectural wall
tablet in grey and white marble. Susanna Eyton died 1631. Stone wall tablet with
Tuscan columns, entablature with strapwork cresting and long inscription on
wooden panel.
(Buildings of England: Northanptonsfiire p.446-447).

Listing NGR: SP6032769035

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