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Parish Church of Saint Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thurleigh, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2144 / 52°12'51"N

Longitude: -0.4626 / 0°27'45"W

OS Eastings: 505135

OS Northings: 258466

OS Grid: TL051584

Mapcode National: GBR G16.3W3

Mapcode Global: VHFPV.XLTT

Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint Peter

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36589

Location: Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Thurleigh

Built-Up Area: Thurleigh

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Thurleigh

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


4/186 Parish Church of Saint
13.7.64 Peter


Parish church. Circa 1130, C14, C15, restored 1880's, clerestory removed
1970-1. Coursed limestone rubble, mainly ashlar dressings, but ironstone
dressings to chacel S windows. Mainly C20 roof coverings but clay tiles to S
porch. Central tower, chancel, nave, N and S aisles and S porch. Tower :
lower part Norman, top part rebuilt C15. Eroded S doorway, round-headed, in 2
square orders, with billet label and tympanum showing Adam and Eve. Small
round-headed windows to N and S, also lancet to S. Top stage has C15 2-light
windows to all sides. C20 short leaded spire. Traces of former N chapel.
C14 2-bay chancel: 3-light E window. S wall has C14 low-side window, plain
doorway and piscina recess, and 2 C15 4-centred windows. E wall retains plain
parapet. C15 4-bay nave: arcades both sides, large 4- centred W window and NE
rood/tower staircase. C15 N aisle: some windows restored C19. Cinquefoiled
piscina set into angle of rood stairs. C15 S aisle: again, some C19
restoration of windows. Cinquefoiled stoup to S wall. C15 S porch: square-
headed 2-light windows to each side, and pointed arch under square head.
Interior: C15 octagonal font with carved decoration including shields. Early
C15 floor brass to knight in nave. 1590 wall brass to Edmond Daye in S aisle
S wall. Remains of original roof to aisles, chancel roof possibly from a 1619

Listing NGR: TL0513558466

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