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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232646
OS Grid Reference: TL0918884996
OS Grid Coordinates: 509188, 284996
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4520, -0.3947
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HEMINGTON LUDDINGTON ROAD
TL08NE, TL08SE (East side)
9/91, 12/91 Church of St. Peter and
23/05/67 St. Paul
Church. C13 origins, largely rebuilt 1666 for Lord Montagu, restored and nave
rebuilt 1873. Squared coursed limestone and limestone ashlar with C20 concrete
slate roof. Nave, chancel, south porch and west tower. South elevation of
chancel is a 2 window range of C19 two-light windows with shallow segmental
heads, with differing sill heights. 2 stage buttress to far right. Central
priests door. Corbelled cornice with central gargoyle. Steeply gabled roof with
ashlar gable parapets, kneelers and finial. C19, three-light, east window with
quatrefoil tracery. North elevation of chancel is similar to south elevation,
without a priests door. South elevation of nave of 3 bays, 2 window range. C19
two-light windows to centre and right. 2-stage buttresses to far left and right.
Plain cornice, with gargoyle, to right. Steeply gabled roof with ashlar gable
parapets and kneelers. The names 'Montagu' and 'E.Thornhill' are inscribed to
left and right of the right hand window. C19 gabled porch has roll moulded outer
arch with cluster responds. Inner doorway has semi-circular head with moulded
surround. C17 plank door with strap hinges. Initials E.T.H, inscribed to left of
doorway. Return walls have quatrefoil windows. North elevation of nave is a 3
window range of C19 two-light windows. 2 stage buttresses to far left and right.
Plain cornice with 2 gargoyles. Tall ashlar stack abutts east gable.
Perpendicular west tower of 4 stages with 3-stage clasping buttresses to lower 3
stages. West door has 2 centred arch head with chamfered and hollowed surround.
Square plaque with Montagu arms above. 3-light Perpendicular west window, to
second stage, has 4-centred arch head and hollow reveals. Relieving arch to
lower part of third stage, Single light window above with similar window in
south face. 2-light bell-chamber openings, to each face of upper stage, have
Y-tracery and hollow reveals. Moulded string course, with castellated ashlar
parapet above. 3 stage buttresses, in two directions, at abuttment of tower with
nave. Interior: C19 double chamfered chancel arch, with polygonal responds,
incorporating some earlier masonry. Double chamfered tower arch with plain
responds. C17 nave roof of 4 bays with double collar trusses C19 chancel roof.
Square font, with chamfered corners, has carved head on each corner. The bowl is
supported on a short circular pier with nailhead decoration. C19 altar reredos
with flanking piscina and aumbry. 10 very fine stalls, in chancel, from church
of St. Mary the Virgin and All Saints Fotheringhay (q.v.). All have misericords
which include a publican, hawk, mermaid, owl and tumbler. Bench ends have swan
neck finials and tracery. Cl9 pulpit incorporating fragments of Perpendicular
screen. Monuments, Thomas Montagu died 1517 and wife. 2 brass figures with
inscribed panel and 3 shields; matrices of fourth shield. Stained glass; south
window to centre of nave has fragment of glass, probably C17, with Montagu arms
at east window.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: p253; RCHM: An Inventory of
Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p89)
Listing NGR: TL0918884996
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