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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232438
OS Grid Reference: TL0061681862
OS Grid Coordinates: 500616, 281862
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4255, -0.5217
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TL0081 ALDWINCLE MAIN STREET
11/7 Church of St. Peter
Church. Late C12, mainly C13, restored C19. Squared coursed limestone with
ashlar tower and spire and lead and Colleyweston slate roofs. Aisled nave,
chancel, south porch, north vestry and west tower. South elevation of chancel of
3-window range of tall, 2-light, windows with C19 tracery. Window to left has
low cill and a transom. 2-stage buttresses to right and at corner. Shallow
gabled roof with plain ashlar parapet and C19 finial. 5-light Perpendicular west
window is flanked by 2-stage buttresses. North elevation of chancel is of 3
bays. One 2-light window, similar to south elevation, to far right. Gabled
vestry breaks forward to left. South gable has small C13 lancet in apex. Cl9
two-light window in return wall. C19 door opening in right return wall. Gabled
roof with Colleyweston slates and ashlar parapets. C19 lateral stone stack to
right of vestry. South aisle of 4 bays, 3-window range. 2-light window to right
and 3-light window with 4-centred arch head, to centre, both with Cl9 tracery.
Window to left has carved label stops. 2-light window to far left has Y-tracery
with cusping and trefoil circle. Lean-to roof with castellated ashlar parapet
and remains of 3 gargoyles. 2-light east window has Y-tracery with cusping and
trefoil circle. 2-light west window with Y-tracery and transom. Gabled porch to
left of centre has roll-moulded outer arch and similar restored inner arch.
2-light square-head windows in return walls. North aisle of 4 bays, 3-window
range. 2-light windows to far left and right with Perpendicular and reticulated
tracery. 3-light window to left of centre has 4-centred arch head. Simple
ogee-head north doorway to right of centre. 2-stage clasping buttresses at
corners and 2-stage buttresses between windows. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar
parapet. 2-light east and west windows with reticulated tracery. Nave clerestory
of 4-window range of 2-light square-head windows with C19 tracery. Shallow
gabled roof with castellated ashlar parapets and C19 finial. Decorated west
tower of 3 stages with 2-stage clasping buttresses to tower. 2-stage moulded
plinth. 2-light ogee-head west window in lower stage has C19 tracery and hood
mould with carved label stops. Circular west window in middle stage has C19
tracery. 2-light bell-chamber openings with moulded reveals and reticulated
tracery to each face of upper stage. Broach spire with tall broaches rising from
corbel table. 3 tiers of lucarnes, the lower stage has circular shafts and
semi-circular responds. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of double-chamfered arches.
West pier of north arcade is late C12, circular with a square abacus. East pier
is a c.l300 quatrefoil. South arcade is C13 with circular piers, octagonal
abaci, and corbelled responds. Double chamfered chancel arch and triple
chamfered tower arch, both with corbelled responds. C19 roof structures.
Ogee-head piscina, restored C19, to left of altar has stepped window cill
forming a sedilia alongside. Priest door to vestry, opposite, has 2-centred arch
head with roll mouldings. Shallow recess with arch head to left of doorway.
Piscina in south aisle window cill has ogee head and single shaft support;
second piscina to left has trefoil head. East walls of aisle has 4 corbelled
brackets. Holy water stoup to left of south door has ogee head. Door to tower
stair has stepped ogee head and roll mouldings. Octagonal font has cluster shaft
support, with hollows. Monuments: Mrs. Davenant, c.1616, to left of altar has
rectangular inscribed panel with strap surround. Armorial device with scrolls
and dentilled cornice and obelisk above. Mary Manninge died 1780, oval tablet in
north aisle. 2 early C19 marble tablets to Sandersen family in chancel. Stained
glass: 3 south windows of chancel have early C14 glass at tracery level. Window
to right has panels depicting St. Christopher and St. George. C19 east window
with medieval fragments in tracery. Late C19 east windows of aisles and west
window of belfry.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.77; V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3,
Listing NGR: TL0061681862
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