Church of St Peter, Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley
Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 38484
OS Grid Reference: TL2592347366
OS Grid Coordinates: 525923, 247366
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1103, -0.1626
Location: Church Lane, Wrestlingworth, Central Bedfordshire SG19 2EU
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WRESTLINGWORTH & CHURCH LANE
TL 2547 COCKAYNE HATLEY (Wrestlingworth)
15/115 Church of St Peter
Parish church. C12 origins, C13, C14 and C15. Rubble walls, mixture of
cobbles and ironstone with some fragments of C12 masonry. Ashlar dressings,
mostly of clunch. Slate roofs. Chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W
tower. Chancel: C19 3-light pointed-arched E window. N elevation has blocked
C12 round-arched light, blocked 4-centred arched doorway, and head of small
pointed light, apparently reset. C14 pointed lowside window with transom to
NW. S elevation has similar low side window to SW, 2-light square-headed
window to E and C19 pointed-arched doorway between. C14 pointed chancel arch.
Nave: C12 origins. 3-bay arcades on octagonal columns to both sides, S one
earlier C13, N one later C13. S arcade W respond has plain leaf ornament.
Early C15 clerestory has 3 windows to each side, all of 2 lights witn 4-
centred arched heads. N aisle: late C13. E elevation has a 2-light window.
N elevation has 2 windows, one of 3 lights, one of 2 lights. All are square-
headed with reticulated tracery. Pointed-arched doorway. S aisle: earlier
C13. Similar fenestration to N aisle. Pointed-arched S doorway retains C13
jambs and carved capitals, shafts removed. S porch: C19, of dressed
limestone. 4-centred archway. Single lights to side elevations. W tower:
C15. 3 stages, with octagonal stair turret to SW angle, and embattled
parapets. 2-light pointed-arched windows to bell-stage and to ground stage of
elevation. Interior: chancel roof retains only 2 original tie beams. Nave
has C15 roof with moulded timbers. C15 font in S aisle, octagonal bowl and
stem with carved quatrefoil panels. Nave floor has slab with indents for
figure under crocketed canopy and for 5 shields. N aisle E window contains a
few fragments of medieval glass. C19 pewing.
Listing NGR: TL2592347366
Source: English Heritage
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