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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Wrestlingworth, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

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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Description

WRESTLINGWORTH & CHURCH LANE
TL 2547 COCKAYNE HATLEY (Wrestlingworth)
15/115 Church of St Peter
31.10.66
GV I
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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