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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tempsford, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1633 / 52°9'48"N

Longitude: -0.3027 / 0°18'9"W

OS Eastings: 516192

OS Northings: 253032

OS Grid: TL161530

Mapcode National: GBR H3B.89L

Mapcode Global: VHGML.PWVG

Plus Code: 9C4X5M7W+8W

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38465

Location: Tempsford, Central Bedfordshire, SG19

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Tempsford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tempsford with Little Barford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 1653 (Church End)
Church of St Peter
Parish church. C14 and C15, repaired 1621 and 1874. Coursed ironstone,
cobbles and clunch, large parts with clunch and ironstone banding. Ashlar
dressings and repairs to tower. Slate roofs. Chancel, nave, N and S aisles,
N and S porches, W tower. Chancel: C15. 5-light C20 E window. 2 3-light
windows to S, W one probably reworked C17. 4-centred arched S doorway. N
elevation has similar 3-light window to W bay, reworked C17. E bay has
blocked archway, originally opening onto vestry. C14 pointed chancel arch.
Nave: C14. 4-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides, 2 W arches of S arcade
rebuilt C17. Clerestory reworked C17. 4 windows per side, E ones of 3
lights, others of 2 lights, all with pointed heads. Entrances to rood loft
stairs remain to NE angle. N aisle: C14 reworked. 2-light C14 E window with
pointed arch. C19 lozenge-shaped W window. N windows are C15 restored C19,
of 3 lights under 4-centred heads. S aisle: C14. Similar to N aisle but
without W window. Nave and aisles have plain parapets. N and S porches:
rebuilt 1621. Steep pitched gables with stone coping. Pointed archways. W
tower: C14, reworked Cl7. Pointed tower arch. 3 stages. Angle buttresses.
Embattled parapet. Ground stage has C19 2-light pointed W window. Middle
stage has pointed arched single lights to W and S. Bell-stage has 2-light
pointed arched windows to all sides. Interior: rather plain. Roofs C19 and
C20, although nave retained C17 egg-and-tongue wall-plate. C19 pewing. C14
octagonal font. Base of C15 rood screen under chancel arch. C15 octagonal
pulpit with traceried panels. N aisle SE wall has very indistinct remains of
wall painting of St Catherine C14 bracket niches in E walls of aisles. C18
and C19 marble wall monuments to Payne family in tower.

Listing NGR: TL1619253032

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