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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Walgrave, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3403 / 52°20'25"N

Longitude: -0.8247 / 0°49'28"W

OS Eastings: 480168

OS Northings: 272010

OS Grid: SP801720

Mapcode National: GBR CWJ.8B6

Mapcode Global: VHDRM.NFCR

Plus Code: 9C4X85RG+44

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360481

ID on this website: 101281745

Location: St Peter's Church, Walgrave, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Walgrave

Built-Up Area: Walgrave

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Walgrave St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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HIGH STREET (South side)
Church of St. Peter


Church. Late C13, C14 and C17. Squared coursed lias and ashlar limestone with
lead and tiled roof. Aisled nave, chancel, south tranept and west tower.
Chancel: South elevation of 3-window range of tall C14 windows with reticulated
tracery; that to right of 3 lights, others of 2 lights. Window to left is a low
side window with 4 lights in the bottom section with reticulated tracery. South
door below middle window has ogee head. East window of 5 lights with reticulated
tracery. North elevation of 2-window range of 2-light windows with reticulated
tracery. 3- stage ashlar buttresses between windows. Shallow gabled roof with
castellated ashlar parapet. Dated I.L. 1633 on north side. South transept has
3-light south window with Y-tracery and similar 2-light east window. South aisle
has one 2-light window to south with cusped Y-tracery similar west window.
Lean-to roof with ashlar parapet. South porch to right of window has shallow
gabled roof with ashlar gable parapet and C14 double-chamfered pointed arched
opening. Inside the flanking walls have double blank arcades with centre corbel.
North aisle has 3-window range with Y-tracery and cusping, one of 3-lights to
left and others of 2-lights; similar west window. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable
parapets and cornice. North porch between windows to right. Similar to south
porch with single chamfered arched openings. Nave clerestory of 3-window range
of square openings with quatrefoils. Steep gabled roof with ashlar gable
parapets and finial. West tower late C13 of 3 stages with ashlar angle
buttresses to first and second stages and ashlar corner pilasters to third
stage. 2-light west window in first stage has Y-tracery with cusping. 2-light
bell chamber openings to each face of third stage have quatrefoil circles.
Ashlar broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: Double chamfered chancel
arch without shafts; similar triple chamfered tower arch. 3-bay nave arcade of
C14 double chamfered pointed arches with quatrefoil piers with hollows between
the shafts. South transept, known as the Langham Chapel is probably C17. King
post roofs probably C19. Monuments: South wall of chancel, Montague Lane died
1670; tablet with flanking pillars, cornice and 3 heraldic devices over. North
aisle, mid C19 plain tablet to Shelden family. Floor of nave has two C18 tablets
to Sheldon family. Floor of chancel, incised tablet for brassy south wall of
chancel has inscribed tablet with Latin inscription. Ancient roof boses
displayed on walls of chancel. Font, C19 base probably earlier bowl.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.440).

Listing NGR: SP8016572009

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