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Latitude: 52.4955 / 52°29'43"N
Longitude: -0.7769 / 0°46'36"W
OS Eastings: 483136
OS Northings: 289329
OS Grid: SP831893
Mapcode National: GBR CTN.GDV
Mapcode Global: VHDQW.HJ5R
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 25 February 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1192313
English Heritage Legacy ID: 229824
Location: East Carlton, Corby, Northamptonshire, LE16
Civil Parish: East Carlton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: East Carlton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
EAST CARLTON CHURCH LANE
SP8389 (West side)
14/41 Church of St. Peter
Church. Rebuilt 1788 by John Wing. Limestone and ironstone ashlar with lead
roof. T-shape plan comprising nave, chancel with transepts and west tower in
Gothick style. South chancel transept has 4-light south window with trefoils and
quatrefoil. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapet and quatrefoil frieze. East
elevation has central 4-light windows with quatrefoils and trefoils and 2
flanking 3-light windows with quatrefoil, trefoil and lozenges. Centre bay
breaks forward slightly with a shallow gabled roof. Ashlar parapet with
quatrefoil frieze. North chancel transept is similar to the south. Six-panel
Gothic style door in west return wall has moulded stone surround and arch head.
Tablet above has inscription "This church rebuilt was finished A.D. 1788". South
elevation of nave of 3-window range of 3-light windows with quatrefoils. 2 stage
buttresses between windows. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapet and
quatrefoil frieze. North elevation of nave is similar to south. West tower of 4
stages with 4-stage angle buttresses to corners. Gothick style west door with
pointed arch head and moulded stone surround. Cusped lunettes to north and south
face of first stage. 2-light north, south and west windows in second stage.
Cusped roundels in third stage and 2-light bell-chamber openings to each face of
fourth stage. Quatrefoil frieze with plain parapet above having short pinnacles
at mid point and tall pinnacles at corners. Interior: pointed and moulded
chancel arch has fluted capitals. Similar arches to chancel transepts and blank
tower arch with pointed arch door opening with Gothick style doors. Small
roundel above. Plastered ceiling is supported on trusses with exposed tie beams
with open quatrefoils in the spandrels. C18 box pews and two-decker pulpit. C18
communion rail with attenuated balusters. Monuments: south transept: south wall,
Sir Geoffry Palmer died 1673 and Lady Palmer; 2 upright shrouded alabaster
figures in a black marble arched reredos with open doors with segmental pediment
and armorial device over. Inscription on open doors; attributed to Joshua
Marshall. Geoffry Palmer died 1661, south east corner, black inscribed tablet
with segmental pediment and flaming urn. Sir Thomas Palmer and wife, C18 tablet
on south wall surmounted by flaming urn. Geoffrey Palmer, died 1720 and wife,
marble tablet on east wall with pilasters, urns and armorial device. Geoffry
Palmer, black inscribed tablet to left with armorial device flanked by skulls.
Charlotte Palmer, west wall, tablet with urn drapes and angel above. Sir John
Palmer died 1817 and wife, tablet with draped urn above. Various other C19 and
C20 tablets to Palmer family. Inscribed floor tablets; earliest is 1583 to
Jeffrey Palmer, C17 and C18 tablets to south and east wall of chancel. 6
hatchments in south transept. C18 armorial glass in east window of south
transept. C19 stained glass east window, south window of south transept and 2
south windows of nave. Gothic style font.
(Buildings of England: p.496).
Listing NGR: SP8313689329
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