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Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Kimpton

Description: Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162033

OS Grid Reference: TL1775818526
OS Grid Coordinates: 517758, 218526
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8529, -0.2917

Location: B651, Kimpton, Hertfordshire SG4 8RP

Locality: Kimpton
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8RP

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Listing Text

(east side)

9/86 Parish Church of
St Peter and St Paul


Parish Church. Circa 1200 nave. C13 chancel. C15 S aisle and
chapel,nave clerestorey and W tower. Restored 1861 and N aisle
rebuilt. Rubble flint with stone dressings. Red brick to eaves.
Nave has Westmoreland slate hipped roof and C18 wooden coved
eaves. 3-stage W tower has clasped buttresses and tall moulded
plinth. W door in deep surround. Battlemented. Needle spire.
2-storey octagonal stair turret on N. Fenestration is restored
C15. N nave aisle has plate-traceried gabled windows. C15
crenellated Porch with polygonal stair turret. Interior has nave
arcade of 6 bays in a Transitional/Early English style. Drum
Piers with capitals alternately stiff leaf and scalloped. 2-
light cusped clerestorey windows. C18 flat nave roof. S chancel
aisle has tall C15 3-arch arcade with Piers of 4 shafts. Shallow
canted C15 timber roof to S nave aisle, the tie beams on figured
stone stops. Screen and stalls of chapel C15. Traces of C13
painting on jamb of lancet window next to E window of Chancel.
Monument to Thomas Brand, twentieth Baron Dacre (d.1851) on N
chancel wall: good Early English style tabernacle frame. Wall
monument to Sir Jonathan Keate (d. 1700), S chancel chapel:
marble plaque with entablature and fluted pilasters. Main E
window: glass by Mayer of Munich c.1890. (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL1775818526

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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