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Parish Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Easton, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3305 / 52°19'49"N

Longitude: -0.3306 / 0°19'50"W

OS Eastings: 513856

OS Northings: 271574

OS Grid: TL138715

Mapcode National: GBR H15.TGQ

Mapcode Global: VHGLT.7P2B

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 28 January 1958

Last Amended: 21 October 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54565

Location: Easton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Easton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Easton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 17 SW EASTON CHURCH ROAD
(South Side)

6/96 Parish Church
28.1.58 of St. Peter
(Formerly listed as Church of
GV I St.Peter)

Parish church, noteworthy for its finely proportioned late C14
tower and spire, and nave roof dated 1630. The north wall and
fragments of carved stones in the walls are early C12. South
aisle and arcade, chancel and chancel arch c.1300. In C15 the
east end of chancel rebuilt. Rood stair, clerestorey and porch
early C16. Chancel restored in 1871_and repaired in 1905, the
rest of the church c.1876-79 and again in 1903-04. Spire in
1908. Recent restoration of tower, spire and nave roof. Walls
of limestone and pebble rubble with limestone dressings and
ashlar spire. Roofs all low pitched, covered in lead, north
porch roof replaced with plain tile gable roof. North facing
elevation. Chancel of two bays with square buttresses set in
from angles and plain parapet. Two windows in four-centred
arches of two lights with tracery, one window originally C14 and
heightened. Nave wall of three buttressed bays with angle
buttresses at quoins, has two late C15 windows with two and
three lights, mullioned and transomed. The porch, c.1500, has a
two-centred outer arch with continuous moulded jambs, roof has
two C17 tie beams with jack legs and pendant finaials. The
inner doorway C14 with two-centred head has continuous moulded
jambs. Clerestorey of four bays with three-light windows in
square headed arches. West tower of four stages with square
buttresses set in from angles and rising to height of belfrey
windows. Belfrey windows, coupled two-lights with quatrefoiled
transomes and tracery in two-centred heads. Bands of quatre-
foils below cornice. Octagonal broach spire has three tiers of
spire lights. Interior. The chancel arch is two-centred with
two chamfered orders resting on moulded corbels. Roof C19.
South arcade c.1300 of four bays with two-centred arches of
moulded capitals and chamfered bases on high square plinths.
Nave roof of four bays has moulded and carved beams with jack
legs and moulded spandrels with shaped and pierced pendants and
on soffit of tie beams. The south door has some original iron
hinges, one with a stamped rosette and lappet thought to be
Thomas de Leighton's work. Original piscina resited in south
wall with two-centred head. South aisle roof modern with C17
tie beams. C13 font with square bowl and chamfered angles. C15
oak screen of five bays with open and panelled tracery. Oak
benches made from used C17 panels, and two popey-head pews. C17
poor box on back bench. C17 balusters in two modern desks said
to have come from Stow Longa Manor House,
RCHM (Hunts) p70- . VCH (Hunts) p42-44.
Pevsners: Buildings of England, p235.
Norris Museum. Inskip Ladds Collection. (Measured drawings and
specification, J. Ladds, 1868- .)


Listing NGR: TL1385671574

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