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

Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 19195 37539



31.10.66 Church of Saint Peter


Parish church. Early C13, C14, C15 and C19. Coursed limestone rubble, coursed ironstone rubble and cobblestones, with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, nave, S and N aisles, S porch, W tower. Chancel: C13. N and S walls each have 2 C13 lancets. C14 pointed E window of 3-lights with net tracery. C14 low-side window to NW. C19 vestry attached to SW. C14 chancel arch. Nave: C12 origins, but reworked C13 and C14, with clerestory added C15. 4-bay N arcade, arches with different spans. 2 E ones C13, 2 W ones C14. C13 4-bay S arcade with additional C14 half-bay to W. Clerestory has 5 windows each side, all of 2 lights under flat heads. S aisle: C13, extended to W C14. 2 3-light 4-centred C15 windows to E part. C19 W window. Nave and S aisle have embattled parapets. N aisle: E half C13 W part C14 extension. C15 windows similar to S aisle, 3 to N wall, one to E. C14 pointed-arched 2-light one to E. C14 pointed-arched 2-light W window. C15 pointed arched N door. S porch: C19, gabled, enclosing C14 doorway. W tower: rebuilt 1877, although retaining C15 E arch. 3 stages, with angle buttresses, plain parapet, 2-light pointed windows to bell-stage, and 3-light pointed W window to lower stage. Interior: nave and aisles retain most of C15 roofs, with carved corbels showing angels with shields. C14 octagonal font, rather worn, has carved panels showing scenes of the Fall of Man and the Atonement. S aisle has early C17 squire's pew with panelled dado and slender lonic columns supporting round-headed arches, surmounted by boldly carved openwork frieze of dolphins. N aisle W bay has C14 tomb recess. Adjacent is marble wall monument to Anne Edwards (d.1733) and her son (d.1760), showing a grey obelisk with 2 white oval portrait medallions, flanked by urns.

Listing NGR: TL1919537539


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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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Date: 26 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/09702/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Black. Source Historic England Archive
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