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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Pertenhall, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2762 / 52°16'34"N

Longitude: -0.4123 / 0°24'44"W

OS Eastings: 508423

OS Northings: 265417

OS Grid: TL084654

Mapcode National: GBR G0H.BKZ

Mapcode Global: VHFPP.S1XW

Plus Code: 9C4X7HGQ+F3

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36313

ID on this website: 101114827

Location: St Peter's Church, Pertenhall, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Pertenhall

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Pertenhall

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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10/118 Church of St Peter



Parish church. Mainly C15 with earlier and later details. Coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings. Chancel, N vestry, nave, S porch, N aisle, W tower. Chancel:
probably originally C12, rebuilt in C13. Of C14 N chapel, since destroyed, only
one blocked bay of arcade remains. Chancel E end rebuilt 1848. N vestry also 1848.
C13 chancel arch. Nave has 3 bay N arcade of c119O, with some dogtooth to central
arch. C15 clerestory to N. S windows heightened in C15, central one retaining C14
square-headed window with trefoiled lights in lower half, outer pair with transoms
at half height. Blocked rood stair to SE corner. C13 S doorway under C15 Porch.
N aisle originally c119O, widened C15. 2 1848 windows to N wall. Embattled parapets
to S and E elevations, plain parapets to N. C15 4-stage W tower has simple W doorway
diagonal buttresses and broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: C13 effigy
in recessed arch to E wall of N aisle. 1685 mural monument in vestry. C13 octagonal
font with foliate capital to one outer shaft. Perpendicular rood screen retails
traces of colour and gilding, with inscription referring to Transfiguration. Some
C16 and C17 pewing. 2 C15 tie beams with carved heads to chancel roof.

Listing NGR: TL0842365417

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