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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Rothersthorpe

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 234798

OS Grid Reference: SP7142356649
OS Grid Coordinates: 471423, 256649
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2035, -0.9563

Location: Church Street, Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire NN7 3JD

Locality: Rothersthorpe
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN7 3JD

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Berry Ringwork, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SP75NW (South side)
5/167 Church of St. Peter and St.
03/05/68 Paul


Church. C13 and C14, restored 1912-14 and later. Coursed squared limestone and
ironstone, ironstone dressings, lead and copper roofs. Chancel, north and south
chancel chapels, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower. 2-bay
chancel has 4-light Perpendicular east window. 3-light Perpendicular window to
south with 4-centred head, and 3-light window at high level to north, with
straight head and foiled ogee-arched heads to lights. chapels continue aisles
and overlap chancel and have 2-liqht east windows with cusped Y-tracery. Fine
3-light window to north with Curvilinear tracery, 4-light round-arched window to
south with pointed trefoil-headed lights and lancet window to south-east. Nave
has clerestory of round quatrefoil windows except for 4-light hollow-chamfered
stone mullion window to south-east. North aisle has 2-light window, 2-light
window to north with Decorated tracery to quatrefoil to head, and 2-light window
to west end with foiled Y-tracery. Double wave-moulded north doorway. South
aisle has 2-light window to south with cusped Y-tracery and 1-light round
trefoil-headed window to west. Single-stepped south door with one order of
shafts in gabled porch with double-chamfered doorway and small 1-light windows
east and west with rectangular chamfered stone surrounds. 3-stage west tower has
old plank west door with pegged wood surround. Lancet window above and small
lancets to middle stage. 2-light bell-chamber openings with cusped Y-tracery.
Offset angle buttresses, plain stone-coped parapet to north and south,
saddleback roof with stone-coped gables and 2-light bell-openings east and west
with quatrefoils to heads. Chancel has aumbry with old plank door and fine
U-shaped hinges. Piscina and sedilia with ogee-arched heads. Black and white
chequered stone paving to sanctuary. Double-chamfered chancel arch and arches to
chapels north and south with polygonal responds. Chapels each have a piscina
with pointed roll-moulded arches and hood moulds and image brackets either side
of east windows. South chapel has ogee-arched tomb recess with crocketed hood
mould. Nave has 4-bay arcades with complex piers of four triple shafts to
circular core, moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. C18 texts in
cartouches painted on plastered and whitewashed walls. Norman font with round
arched bowl. Polygonal pulpit dated 1579 with C18 brass candle holders. C18
communion table in nave with elongated volute legs. C18 Commandment Creed and
Lords Prayer boards in towel-. Rare iii cross head with crucifixus, carved heads
and stiff-leaf decoration. Old crown glass quarries.One small painted glass
quarry in south-east chancel window with scallop of St. lanes,
(Buildings of England; Northamptonshire, 1973, p. 390).

Listing NGR: SP7142356649

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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