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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1077018



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Watford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 361164

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WATFORD CHURCH STREET SP66NW (West side) 6/277 Church of St. Peter and St. 18/01/68 Paul


Church, early C14-15, C18, restored C19. Coursed and uncoursed ironstone rubble, tower partly sandstone ashlar, lead roof. Chancel with north chapel, aisled nave. North and south porches, west tower. Perpendicular chancel incorporating early C14 work. 4-light east window with 4-centred arch and panel tracery. 3 similar 3-light windows on the south wall. Priests doorway c.1300 has chamfered arch, 3-light east window to south aisle, c.1300 with intersecting tracery. Two similar 3-light windows in the south wall to east of porch and two pairs of lancets to west of porch. Flat arched Perpendicular window without tracery in west wall of south aisle and straight headed doorway of same date below. C14 south porch. Inner doorway of same date has hollow. Chamfered arch, the jambs rebuilt C19-C20, and double ribbed plank door. Perpendicular west tower with castellated parapet and gargoyle waterspouts. Traceried 2-light bell openings and 4-light west window with panel tracery. C14 west window without tracery to north aisle. Early C14 three-light window with reticulated tracery to west of north porch and 2 similar windows to east. C18 north porch with pedimented gable and arched doorway with keyblock. 5-light window with geometrical tracery (damaged and partly renewed) in east wall of north chapel. Interior: chancel has Perpendicular sedilia and piscina with cinquefoiled arches. Early C14 tomb recess in north wall has arch with deep hollow mouldings and short jamb shafts with leaf capitals. C14 double chamfered arch to west (blocked) former opening to north chapel. North chapel, now converted to vestry, with panel opening to east end of north aisle blocked and C19 doorway inserted. Noted by Pevsner as having 3 further tomb recesses. 3 bay nave arcades, c.1300, with octagonal piers, double chamfered arches, and hoods with large head stops. Perpendicular clerestory. Altar rails c.1800, Gothic revival. Monuments in chancel include Sir George Clarke, died 1649. Black and white marble architectural wall table with segmental pediment and black columns, described by Pevsner as "uncommonly noble". George Clarke (probably late C17) to left of it. Architectural wall tablet in grey and white marble. Susanna Eyton died 1631. Stone wall tablet with Tuscan columns, entablature with strapwork cresting and long inscription on wooden panel. (Buildings of England: Northanptonsfiire p.446-447).

Listing NGR: SP6032769035

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 446-447

National Grid Reference: SP 60327 69035


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