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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Nether Heyford

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 234757

OS Grid Reference: SP6596058714
OS Grid Coordinates: 465960, 258714
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2227, -1.0358

Location: Church Street, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire NN7 3LH

Locality: Nether Heyford
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN7 3LH

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Listing Text

SP6558 (East side)
10/127 Church of St. Peter and St.
03/05/68 Paul


Church. C13, C14, C16; restored and reseated 1855 by William Butterfield, organ
chamber added, chancel rebuilt and church restored 1878 by E.F. Law. Coursed
squared ironstone and coursed ironstone and limestone rubble, slate roofs with
tile ridges except for felt roofs to aisles. Chancel, organ chamber, nave,
aisles, south porch and west tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light C19 Decorated east
window with reticulated tracery and straight-headed windows to north and south
with ogee-headed lights, quatrefoil to head to that to south-east; diagonal
offset buttresses, chamfered plinth and string course at sill level and plain
stone-coped parapet with frieze at eaves level decorated with alternate heads
and fleurons. Organ chamber (now vestry) to south has roll-moulded and
hollow-chamfered door to east with hood mould and head stops (door re-set and
partly renewed), Decorated style 2-light windows to east and south, diagonal
offset buttresses, chamfered plinth, string course, plain stone-coped parapet
and hipped roof. Nave has clerestory of quatrefoil windows, 4 to north, 3 to
south, with square chamfered stone surrounds; hollow-chamfered stone eaves and
stone-coped east gable with kneelers. C13 north aisle has 2-light coupled lancet
windows except for that to north-east which has C19 tracery and trefoil to head.
Double-chamfered north door with hood mould. South aisle has 2-light
hollow-chamfered stone mullion windows to south and C19 quatrefoil window to
west. C13 south door with one order of shafts, imposts and single-stepped arch
with nail-head decoration in C19 gabled porch. 3-stage west tower has blocked
west door with hollow chamfer and sunk-quadrant moulding, and hood mould with
label stops. 2-light window above with trefoil to head, small niche with
ogee-arched head to middle stage west, small 1-light window with cusped head to
middle stage south and 2-light bell-chamber openings with ogee-arched heads to
lights and quatrefoil to head. Diagonal offset buttresses and plain stone-coped
parapet. Diagonal offset buttresses to south aisle, hallow-chamfered stone eaves
to aisles and hood moulds to all windows except those to clerestory and south
aisle. Interior: chancel has piscina with ogee-arched head and crocketed hood
mould. Chancel arch has double sunk-quadrant-moulded arch, the inner arch on
corbels. Nave has 5-bay north arcade with octagonal piers, moulded capitals and
chamfered arches. 4-bay south arcade has octagonal piers, moulded capitals and
double-chamfered arches with polygonal respond. Over life-size carved stone
bearded head over middle arch of north aisle. North aisle has blocked recess
With shafts and double roll-moulded arch, possibly an Easter Sepulchre. Font
with plain round bowl and C17 octagonal, pyramidal, cover with ball finial.
Polygonal pulpit and lectern designed by William Butterfield. C19 stained glass
east window. Monuments: brass of Sir Walter Mauntell, d. 1487, and his wife
holding hands. Wall monument to Judge Francis Morgan, d.1556, his wife and
family with kneeling figures of husband and wife facing each other at prayer
desk with members of their family behind them, flanked by allegorical figures in
niches - Fides (feet only) and Spas. Simple marble wall monuments to Mrs. Sarah
Bull, d. 1718, Mr. George Goldburne of Upper Heyford, d.1688, and Thomas
Goldburne, d.1697.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.311; Kelly's Directory for
Northanptonshire, l928; St. Peter and St. Paul Heyford; official guide
(leaflet), no date.

Listing NGR: SP6596058714

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Source: English Heritage

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