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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307920
OS Grid Reference: SP2723460909
OS Grid Coordinates: 427234, 260909
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2457, -1.6025
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BARFORD Church Street
Church of St Peter
Parish church. Late C14, Perpendicular tower, remainder of church (chancel,
north transceptal organ chamber and vestry, nave, north and south aisles)
rebuilt in 1844 in Perpendicular style by R C Hussey, paid for by Miss Louisa
Ann Ryland. Ashlar stone with pitched slate roofs. West tower with chamfered
plinth, embattled parapet and at angles diagonal buttresses. In south wall
former doorway to church, in west wall window of three cinquefoil lights
without tracery under two centred head. Bell chamber has one window on each
elevation of two trefoil lights. Clock on west wall 1844. Externally north
and south aisles of five bays with buttresses between bays. North aisle has
five rectangular paired trefoil windows in north wall, a three-light trefoil
window in west wall, organ chamber at east end. South aisle has four rectangu-
lar paired trefoil windows, modern glazed door under four centred arch, now
main entrance to church, protected by gabled porch. West wall has a three-
light trefoil window, east wall has a three-light trefoil window. Aisles of
five bay arcades, two chamfered orders on polygonal piers. Hammerbeam roof trusses
to nave and chancel. Chancel of two bays with two rectangular trefoil windows
on south side and on north wall of organ chamber and vestry external door and
three rectangular windows with trefoil lights. A three-light trefoil window in
east wall of vestry. High segmental pointed chancel arch of two chamfered
orders dying on square jambs. East chancel window of five trefoil lights with
stained glass by Holland of Warwick, 1845. Interior: Mid-Cl9 font (1844) at
western end of nave passage. Box pews with poppyhead bench ends. C16 iron
bound chest at east end of north aisle. Monuments: North wall of chancel -
above vestry door tablet with small urn in front of obelisk to John Mills,
1791; to east, mural monument to Thomas Dugard A.M., 1683 consisting of stone
tablet with Corinthian columns, entablature and open pediment, putto head at
foot. South wall of chancel - draped urn to Jane Mills, 1841 by J Browne of
London; urn on pedestal to Charles Mills, 1826. West wall of south aisle -
urn on pedestal to Frances Cattell, 1795 by King and Son of London; draped urn
on pedestal to William Mills, 1820 by Henry Westmacott. West wall of north
aisle - urn on pedestal to Sarah Mills, 1807 by J King of London. Lying in the
tower is defaced C14 recumbent effigy of a woman. Graveyard: to south of nave
two table tombs, one to Thomas Handley, 1831, the other to Sarah Handley, 1853,
two table tombs to south of chancel to Jane Cary, 1817, the other defaced.
Thomas Arch buried in Churchyard.
Listing NGR: SP2723460909
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Source: English Heritage
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