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Church of St Peter and Paul Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sywell

Description: Church of St Peter and Paul Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233587

OS Grid Reference: SP8216767210
OS Grid Coordinates: 482167, 267210
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2969, -0.7965

Location: Church Lane, Sywell, Northamptonshire NN6 0AZ

Locality: Sywell
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN6 0AZ

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Listing Text

SP8267 (South side)
15/302 Church of St. Peter and Paul
28/05/54 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Peter and St. Paul)


Church. C12, C13 and C14, chancel rebuilt 1862, south aisle and north chapel
rebuilt and tower heightened 1870 by J. Maners. Regular coursed and squared
coursed lias and ashlar with plain-tile and lead roof. Nave, chancel, south
aisle, north chapel, south porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel of
one window range with 2-light window and door to left having moulded label
stops. Gable roof with ashlar parapets, finials and kneelers. 3-light east
window has intersecting tracery. North elevation of chancel of one blank bay
with inscribed tablet, "Rebuilt 1862 Rev'd R. Baillie Rector". North vestry
projection has 2-light east window. South aisle of 3-window range of 2-light
windows with cusped tracery. 3-light east and west windows. Lean-to roof with
ashlar parapets. Gabled porch with finial to left of centre has double-chamfered
opening with octagonal responds. Inner door is probably late C12 masonry reset
in C19. North transept has 3-light north window and gabled roof with ashlar
gable parapets and finial. North elevation of nave has one C14 four-light square
head window with arch head lights, north door to right. Nave clerestory to south
of 3-window range of C19 two-light windows. Ashlar parapets and shallow gabled
roof. C13 west tower has aisle abutting to the south and is of 2 stages with a
plinth. C19 polygonal staircase turret to lower stage of west face has C14
two-light square head window above enclosed by string course with similar
2-light bell-chamber opening above. C13 two-light bell chamber openings to north
and south faces have plate tracery. Double lancet bell chamber opening to east
face. Castellated parapet with central gargoyles and short gabled corner
pinnacles. Interior: 3-bay south arcade of C19 pointed arches with roll
mouldings and circular piers with Romanesque style capitals. Similar chamfered
chancel arch has bracketed capital and flat respond. West tower arch is C13,
double-chamfered, with a quatrefoil respond to the north wall and quatrefoil
pier to the south which forms one of a group of 3 piers supporting the corner of
the tower at this point: the other 2 being a C19 circular pier with a C12 square
abaci and some C12 masonry and a similar C19 copy. South tower arch is similar
to the south arcade. North chapel has C19 double-chamfered arch with quatrefoil
responds and foliated capital. Various C19 roof structures. South aisle has C13
reset piscina. Reset C14 tomb recess in north transept. Monuments: north aisle
reset, Robert Willmer died 1612; marble tablet flanked by detached columns on
plinth with entablature and heraldic device over. Lady Mary Willmer died 1729;
marble tablet with pediment, urn and garlands over. Various C19 marble tablets
to Pell and Robertson families. Stained glass east window has reset heraldic
glass dated 1580. C20 glass to north nave window. 2 octagonal fonts one C13, the
other C19. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.422).

Listing NGR: SP8216767210

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Source: English Heritage

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