CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1076520

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Apr-1987

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, CHURCH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, CHURCH STREET

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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry (District Authority)

Parish: Weedon Bec

National Grid Reference: SP 63336 59283

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

WEEDON BEC CHURCH STREET SP6319 (North side) Lower Weedon 17/197 Church of St. Peter and St. 18/01/68 Paul (Formerly listed as Church of St. Peter) GV II* Church. Late C12 tower, body of church rebuilt 1825, chancel of 1863 by E.F. Law. Church re-seated and organ chamber added 1878. Coursed squared ironstone, slate roofs. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, north and south porches, west tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light Perpendicular style east window, diagonal offset buttresses, organ chamber to north with 2-light east window with Y-tracery and north door with pointed chamfered arch, a priest's door with chamfered pointed arch between 2-light Decorated style windows. Body of church, nave and aisles in one, has 3-light pointed arched windows throughout with simple iron tracery, diamond leading and hood moulds and north and south porches both with 1825 datestones; doorway of north porch blocked (it now serves as a vestry). Offset buttresses between bays, diagonal offset buttresses to angles. 3-stage west tower of limestone and ironstone rubble with ironstone quoins, has west door with 4-centred head, cut spandrels and hood moulds, a 3-light Perpendicular window directly above with hood mould. Middle stage has narrow one-light windows to west and south with rounded heads and relieving arches. Bell openings have round-arched heads and outer arches with shafts, imposts and hood moulds. Battlemented parapet with string course below and to middle and belfry stages. Interior: chancel arch of 1863 has many-moulded arch and shafts with richly carved flower and foliage capitals. Nave has 5-bay timber arcades with thin octagonal columns and Tudor arches with open spandrels; similar arches between aisle bays. Flat, cross-beamed roofs to aisles, coved plaster ceiling to nave with small central octagonal ribbed dome. Tower arch is low and pointed with imposts. A medieval carved column base supports a miniature copy of the Winchester Cathedral font from chapel of Ordnance Depot (Weedon Barracks q.v.). Painted Hanoverian Royal Arms over tower arch. Various minor C19 wall monuments. (Buildings of England: Northants, p.447-8).

Listing NGR: SP6333659283

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 360844

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 447-448

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