Church of St Pega, Chestnut Close, Peakirk - Peterborough, City of (UA)

St Pega's church. Pega belonged to one of the great noble families of Mercia and sister of St Guthlac, founder of Crowland Abbey. Pega lived as an Anchoress at Peakirk, a village constructed largely from limestone but situated on the edge of the fens. The church contains traces of eleventh century work but dates principally from the twelfth century, comprising a nave, chancel, north and south aisles; chapel and a south porch. Conations a fine and extensive set of fourteenth-century wallpaintings. Following heritage crime, a scheme is underway to make emergency repairs.

Church of St Pega, Chestnut Close, Peakirk - Peterborough, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST PEGA
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1221288
    Local Planning Authority:
    Peterborough, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Pega
    Street Name:
    Chestnut Close
    Unitary Authority:
    Peterborough, City of (UA)
    Parish:
    Peakirk
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Peterborough
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA