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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Moulton, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2903 / 52°17'25"N

Longitude: -0.8526 / 0°51'9"W

OS Eastings: 478358

OS Northings: 266419

OS Grid: SP783664

Mapcode National: GBR BVR.79V

Mapcode Global: VHDRT.5PML

Plus Code: 9C4X74RW+4X

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360375

ID on this website: 101356515

Location: St Peter and St Paul's Church, West Northamptonshire, NN3

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Moulton

Built-Up Area: Northampton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Moulton St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP7866 (West side)
16/122 Church of St. Peter and St.
02/11/54 Paul


Church. C12 and C13. Squared coursed lias and limestone ashlar with lead roof.
Aisled nave and chancel and west tower. Chancel projects only slightly from east
end of the north and south aisles and has 4-light Perpendicular window with
4-centred head. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapets and finial. South aisle
of 4-window range of three 4-light windows with 4-centred heads to right, and
one 2-light window with Y-tracery to left. 4-light east window with Y-tracery
and 2-light C20 west window. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. South
porch to left has double chamfered arch with corbelled responds. Shallow pitched
roof with ashlar gable parapets. North aisle of 3-window range of two 3-light
windows with reticulated tracery to left and one 2-light window with Y-tracery
to right. North doorway with double chamfered pointed arch. 3-light east window
with reticulated tracery and 2-light west window with Y-tracery. Gabled roof
with ashlar parapets. Nave clerestory of 5-window range of 2-light square headed
windows. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar parapets with animals at eastern
corners. West tower of 4 stages. West door has double chamfered pointed arch.
2-light west window with quatrefoil in second stage. 2-light bell chamber
openings with quatrefoils to each face of third stage. Fourth stage limestone
ashlar with twin 2-light bell-chamber openings with quatrefoils and cusped
transoms to each face. Quatrefoil freize above with castellated parapet and
short pinnacles at corners. Interior: chancel, 2 bay south arcade of late C13
double chamfered pointed arches with octagonal piers. Similar one bay north
arcade. C13 double chamfered chancel arch. Nave originally C12, aisles, has late
C12 four bay arcade of one step round arches with square piers having 4 demi
shafts. The piers to the left have C13 octagonal casing at bases. C13 four bay
south arcade of double chamfered pointed arches with octagonal piers. Tall tower
arch has 4 chamfers. C19 king post and tie beam roofs. Stained glass to east and
south west windows. C14 piscina to right of altar. Communion rail C18 with
turned balusters. Font C18, plain baluster with small gadrooned bowl, also C20
stone font. Sculpture attached to south wall is fragment of saxon cross shaft
depicting a beast biting its tail. Monument above is oval marble tablet with
scrolled surround to Edmund Gee died 1799 and wife Elizabeth. North wall
inscribed tablet with heraldic decoration to Saunderson family probably C18;
reset. Fragments of C13 masonry and stone coffin lid below. Spire removed in
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.307).

Listing NGR: SP7835866419

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