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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2365 / 52°14'11"N

Longitude: -0.9034 / 0°54'12"W

OS Eastings: 474979

OS Northings: 260376

OS Grid: SP749603

Mapcode National: GBR BW8.LG4

Mapcode Global: VHDS5.917V

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232152

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

District Council Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Northampton All Saints with St Katherine

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


725/5/3 MARE FAIR
19-JAN-52 (South side)
CHURCH OF ST PETER

GV I

Mainly Norman, circa 1160, but of Saxon origin. Stone, with chancel, North and
South chapels, nave, North and South aisles, with continuous arcade of 8 bays.
Typical elaborate ornamentation, carved caps and banded columns, moulded bases,
decorated arches, external blind arcading. Early C17 western Tower. C15 Font.
C15 crypt. Restored East end, by George Gilbert Scott 1850. Finely carved Cl8
wall tablets and monuments include 1742 to John Smith, mezzotint engraver, by
John Hunt. Monument with bust by M Noble, 1839, to William Smith, founder of
stratigraphical geology.

Nos 33 to 43 (odd) and 37a form a group with St Peter's Church and Nos 1 to 3
Black Lion Hill.

Listing NGR: SP7497960376

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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