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Church of Saint Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7597 / 51°45'34"N

Longitude: -0.5618 / 0°33'42"W

OS Eastings: 499359

OS Northings: 207754

OS Grid: SP993077

Mapcode National: GBR F55.NSF

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.61WC

Plus Code: 9C3XQC5Q+V7

Entry Name: Church of Saint Peter

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355446

ID on this website: 101342174

Location: St Peter's Church, Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Berkhamsted

Built-Up Area: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Berkhamsted

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Church building English Gothic architecture

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HIGH STREET (North Side)
Church of Saint Peter


Latin cross plan, with tower at the crossing. Mainly C13 and C15, restored by Butterfield, 1871. Nave, aisles, clerestorey, transepts, chancel, north and south chapels. Two C14 alter tombs with alabaster effigies. Later monuments include table tomb of 1682; wall monument with urn 1758, with bas reliefs 1787 and 1811, with carved figure 1823.

John Cowper, father of the poet William Cowper, was Rector here for 34 years.

The Church of Saint Peter and Smith-Dorrien Monument form a group.

Listing NGR: SP9935907754

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