CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1052417
Date first listed:
19-Jan-1952
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MARE FAIR

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MARE FAIR

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
West Northamptonshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Northampton
National Grid Reference:
SP 74979 60376

Details



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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
232152
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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