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South Northamptonshire (District Authority)
Cogenhoe and Whiston
National Grid Reference:
SP 83019 61045


COGENHOE AND WHISTON CHURCH STREET SP86SW (East side) Cogenhoe 2/60 Church of St. Peter 03/05/68


Church. C13 with older origins, C14 and C15. Restored 1868 by C. Buckeridge. Coursed squared limestone and ironstone, plain-tile roof to chancel, otherwise lead roofs. Chancel, vestry, aisled nave, south porch, west tower. 3-bay chancel of early C13 has stepped triple lancet east window of 1868 and paired lancets to north and south. Blocked priest's door below south-west window with Caernarvon-arched head. Vestry to north of 1868 built on foundations of medieval north chancel chapel; 2-light east window with plate tracery and chamfered door to north. Nave has 3-bay C15 clerestory of 2-light windows with straight heads and ogee-arched heads to lights, and plain stone-coped parapet with tall thin pinnacles to east angles. North aisle has 3-light window to north-east with straight head and Decorated tracery of 1868, 2-light window to north-west with Decorated tracery of similar date and 3-light window to west with Perpendicular tracery. Late C12 north doorway has round-arched head and thin chamfer. South aisle has C17 east window at high level with moulded stone mullion and jambs, and wood lintel. 2-light window to south-east with Reticulated tracery and hood mould with label stops, 2-light window to south-west with Decorated style tracery of 1868, and 2-light west window with Geometrical tracery of similar date. Scratch dial to bottom of left jamb of south-east window and blocked 1-light window to left at lower level with cusped ogee-arched head. Late C12 south door has single-stepped pointed arch and shafts with scalloped capitals. C15 south porch has double-chamfered doorway (outer chamfer continuous, polygonal responds innermost), small blocked 1-light window above and small ogee-arched 1-light windows to east and west sides. Tall 3-stage tower has hollow-chamfered and wave-moulded west door with 4-centred head, shields to spandrels and many-moulded rectangular surround. 3-light window above with 4-centred head and Perpendicular tracery. Middle stage has square window to west with cusped diagonal cross tracery and chamfered surround and 1-light window to south. High 2-light bell-chamber openings with transoms and deep hollow chamfer. Diagonal offset buttresses and battlemented parapet with corner pinnacles. Plain stone-coped parapets to porch and aisles. Doors, except blocked priest's door, all have hood moulds and hood moulds to windows except to square window in tower and some other minor 1-light windows. Interior: chancel has full-height blank arcading framing windows with triple shafts, simple moulded capitals, square moulded abaci and chamfered arches. Middle shafts have fillets and those framing east window have shaft rings. Double-chamfered arch to north-west to former chapel with moulded corbels innermost. Group of two aumbries to middle of north wall with pointed trefoil-headed niche above. Chancel arch has pairs of shafts framing hollow chamfer, moulded capitals to shafts flanking heads to top of chamfers, and double-chamfered arch. Nave has 3-bay arcades. Square limestone piers with attached shafts to angles and hollow chamfers to sides. Moulded capitals framing heads and shields. Piers of limestone and double-chamfered arches and responds of ironstone. Perpendicular-style roof with arch-braced ties, and wall-posts on carved stone head corbels. Tall double-chamfered tower arch with polygonal responds innermost with moulded capitals and brattishing. Stain-glass windows to chancel south of 1887 and later stain-glass east window. Monuments: cross-legged knight believed to be Nicholas de Cogenhoe d.1281. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973; p152; VCH: Northamptonshire: Vol IV, pp237-239)

Listing NGR: SP8301961045


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 152
Ryland, W, Adkins, D, Sejeantson, R, The Victoria History of the County of Northampton, (1937), 237-239


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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