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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Wrestlingworth, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1103 / 52°6'37"N

Longitude: -0.1626 / 0°9'45"W

OS Eastings: 525923

OS Northings: 247366

OS Grid: TL259473

Mapcode National: GBR J5F.MQD

Mapcode Global: VHGN2.47D2

Plus Code: 9C4X4R6P+4X

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38484

Location: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley, Central Bedfordshire, SG19

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley

Built-Up Area: Wrestlingworth

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wrestlingworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 2547 COCKAYNE HATLEY (Wrestlingworth)
15/115 Church of St Peter
Parish church. C12 origins, C13, C14 and C15. Rubble walls, mixture of
cobbles and ironstone with some fragments of C12 masonry. Ashlar dressings,
mostly of clunch. Slate roofs. Chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W
tower. Chancel: C19 3-light pointed-arched E window. N elevation has blocked
C12 round-arched light, blocked 4-centred arched doorway, and head of small
pointed light, apparently reset. C14 pointed lowside window with transom to
NW. S elevation has similar low side window to SW, 2-light square-headed
window to E and C19 pointed-arched doorway between. C14 pointed chancel arch.
Nave: C12 origins. 3-bay arcades on octagonal columns to both sides, S one
earlier C13, N one later C13. S arcade W respond has plain leaf ornament.
Early C15 clerestory has 3 windows to each side, all of 2 lights witn 4-
centred arched heads. N aisle: late C13. E elevation has a 2-light window.
N elevation has 2 windows, one of 3 lights, one of 2 lights. All are square-
headed with reticulated tracery. Pointed-arched doorway. S aisle: earlier
C13. Similar fenestration to N aisle. Pointed-arched S doorway retains C13
jambs and carved capitals, shafts removed. S porch: C19, of dressed
limestone. 4-centred archway. Single lights to side elevations. W tower:
C15. 3 stages, with octagonal stair turret to SW angle, and embattled
parapets. 2-light pointed-arched windows to bell-stage and to ground stage of
elevation. Interior: chancel roof retains only 2 original tie beams. Nave
has C15 roof with moulded timbers. C15 font in S aisle, octagonal bowl and
stem with carved quatrefoil panels. Nave floor has slab with indents for
figure under crocketed canopy and for 5 shields. N aisle E window contains a
few fragments of medieval glass. C19 pewing.

Listing NGR: TL2592347366

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