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Parish Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brington and Molesworth, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3699 / 52°22'11"N

Longitude: -0.4295 / 0°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 507024

OS Northings: 275805

OS Grid: TL070758

Mapcode National: GBR FZB.D7R

Mapcode Global: VHFP3.HPTM

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 28 January 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54732

Location: Brington and Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Brington and Molesworth

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Molesworth St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


20/13 Parish Church of
28.1.58 St Peter


Parish church. Chancel c.1270-80. Nave rebuilt C15 and west tower added late
C15. Restoration 1884-5, chancel reconstructed; south porch added 1890.
Walls of Weldon limestone rubble and field stones, Ketton and Barnack
limestone dressings. Roofs of plain tiles and lead. South elevation: Tower
of two stages with chamfered plinth and embattled parapet. Single second
stage cinquefoiled-light with moulded label. Nave, with chamfered plinth and
projecting parapet and pilaster-strips extended from buttresses; two late C15
windows each of three cinquefoiled lights in four-centred heads with moulded
labels. Late C13 south doorway with two-centred arch with one stop-chamfered
order and shafted jambs one with a moulded capital and the other carved with
oak foliage, both with moulded bases. Chancel with moulded plinth and string
course below windows. Two sets of graded lancet-lights with chamfered jambs
(similar to north wall though not graded). Priest's doorway with two-centred
head has two hollow-chamfered orders with a moulded string, to west a
'low-side' window with a square-head. Interior: Noteworthy wall paintings of
St Christopher (RCHM plate 105) and St Anthony. Tower arch, two-centred of
two orders, the outer hollow-chamfered and continuous, the inner wave-moulded
with semi circular responds and semi-octagonal moulded capitals and moulded
bases. Doorway in east wall to roof with two-centred arch in a square head.
Blocked C15 north doorway to nave with chamfered jambs and four-centred head.
Chancel arch, late C13, two-centred of two chamfered orders, the inner with
semi-circular attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases, and with a
moulded label to the nave. North and south wall arcades of three bays with
two-centred arches and one chamfered order with moulded labels. The arches of
the second and third northern bays carried down to seat recesses; the third
arch in the south wall has the priest's doorway and 'low-side' window. The
early C15 roof of the nave of three 'bays' has moulded and cambered tie beams
and short king posts, moulded purlins and ridges. The chancel roof has some
reused C14 timbers. Font, early C18, octagonal baluster shaped, with shallow
bowl. Piscinae in chancel with circular drain and moulded square head.
Pulpit, early C18. Sundial on second buttress of south wall of nave.
Fragments of early masonry in north nave wall.

RCHM: Huntingdonshire P182
VCH: Huntingdonshire p21
Pevsner: Buildings of England p294

Listing NGR: TL0702475805

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