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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233331
OS Grid Reference: SP8886458819
OS Grid Coordinates: 488864, 258819
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2204, -0.7006
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EASTON MAUDIT GRENDON ROAD
SP85NE (North side)
9/51 Church of St. Peter and St.
Church. Late C13 and C14, restored C19. Squared coursed and regular coursed
limestone with ashlar dressings and lead and plain-tile roofs. Aisled nave,
chancel, west tower and south porch. South elevation of chancel of 2-window
range of 2-light windows, that to left is a tall 2-light square-headed window
with a low sill. C19 south door between with carved label stops. Steep gabled
roof with ashlar gable parapets and finial. 3-light C19 east window. North
elevation of chancel is of one blank bay. South aisle of 3-window range of
2-light square-headed windows with renewed tracery. Similar 3-light east window
arid 2-light west window. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. Gabled south
porch to left of centre has double-chamfered and bracketed outer arch and
moulded inner arch having plank door with decorated strap hinges. North aisle
and chapel of 3-window range of 2-light square-headed windows, with some renewed
tracery. 2 north doors between windows. Similar 3-light east window and 2-light
west window. West tower of 4 stages with clasping buttresses to lower 2 stages.
Perpendicular west door has decorated spandrels. 2-light window above. Small
quatrefoil and trefoil to south and west faces of third stage. 2-light
bell-chamber openings to each face of fourth stage. Plain cornice with gargoyles
at corners open quatrefoil parapet above. Panelled pinnacles at corners and with
flying buttress to a recessed spire. 3 tiers of lucarnes with carved heads at
corners of lowest tier. Interior: nave arcades of 4 bays of C14 double-chamfered
arches with quatrefoil piers. Double-chamfered chancel arch and triple-chamfered
tower arch. Strainer arch to north chapel is supported on brackets and has
upturned upper arch and openwork spandrels. Original moulded timbers in aisle
roofs and C19 nave and chancel roofs. C19 triple sedilia and piscina in chancel
and piscina in south aisle. Floor tiles of 1859-60 by Mintons designed by Lord
Alwyne Compton have inscription in nave to Anne Cleveland Percy died 1770. C19
altar reredos. East window has C19 stained glass. C18 font with gadrooned bowl
on square plinth. Pulpit 1860 has intricate foliage carving. Monuments: north
chapel centre: Sir Christopher Yelverton died 1612 and his wife. Recumbent
figures under coffered cross arches carried on 6 plain rectangular columns.
Strapwork frieze and cornice with vases at corners and armorial panels between.
Kneeling figures of 8 children in side panel of base. North wall: Sir Henry
Yelverton died 1629 and his wife. 2 semi-reclining figures, he above her. Above
is an inscribed panel surrounded by books on end and various linked symbols with
winged cherubs above. Large caryatids representing hooded bedesmen to left and
right. Arch above with 3 standing figures and 2 hour-glasses on sculls. 9
kneeling figures of children in base panel. Various C17 black marble floor
panels to Yelverton family. 3 wall-mounted plaques to left of pulpit are the
remains of Bishop Mortons monuments, died 1659.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.199; Easton Maudit and the Parish
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul: Sir Gyles Isham).
Listing NGR: SP8886458819
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Source: English Heritage
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