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Church of St Peter, Northampton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 232152

OS Grid Reference: SP7497960376
OS Grid Coordinates: 474979, 260376
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2365, -0.9034

Location: St Peter's Street, Northampton NN1 1SR

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN1 1SR

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There is also a scheduled monument, Northampton Castle, remains of, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

725/5/3 MARE FAIR
19-JAN-52 (South side)


Mainly Norman, circa 1160, but of Saxon origin. Stone, with chancel, North and
South chapels, nave, North and South aisles, with continuous arcade of 8 bays.
Typical elaborate ornamentation, carved caps and banded columns, moulded bases,
decorated arches, external blind arcading. Early C17 western Tower. C15 Font.
C15 crypt. Restored East end, by George Gilbert Scott 1850. Finely carved Cl8
wall tablets and monuments include 1742 to John Smith, mezzotint engraver, by
John Hunt. Monument with bust by M Noble, 1839, to William Smith, founder of
stratigraphical geology.

Nos 33 to 43 (odd) and 37a form a group with St Peter's Church and Nos 1 to 3
Black Lion Hill.

Listing NGR: SP7497960376

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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