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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: 1138238



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Milton Bryan

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38159

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SP 9630-9730 MILTON BRYAN CHURCH END 12/57 23.1.61 Church of Saint Peter GV I Parish Church. C12, C14 and C15, reworked 1841-3 by L N Cottingham. Also some work c.1875 by Henry Clutton. Ashlared limestone tower. Remainder of church has pebbledash render, partly over cobblestone and rubble, partly over brick. Mostly clay tile roofs, some C20 tiles. Chancel, nave, N and S transepts, NW tower, N porch. Chancel: C12 with later reworkings. 4-centred 3-light E window, C15 but reworked. N elevation has small C12 round-headed single light. S elevation has similar window above C15 pointed doorway. W of this is square-headed 2-light window. Chancel arch, C12 but reworked C19, has billet ornament and shafts with scalloped capitals to W side. Nave: C12, reworked. S wall has 2 small C12 rounded-headed windows. C19 4-light square- headed W window. Above this is C12 round-headed single light. C15 pointed arched N doorway. C19 stone coped 2-stage W gable with cross finial. N and S transepts: earlier C19. N transept has 3-light square-headed N window surmounted by pointed single light. S transept has similar windows except single light is blind. Both have cross finials. N W tower: 1841-3. 3 stages, with slightly projecting angle buttresses to 2 lower stages. Pointed- arched single lights to 2 lower stages, the 2nd stage ones surmounted by blind oculi (W one containing clock face). Bell stage has paired pointed-arched lights to each side. Machicolated embattled parapet. N porch: later C19, filling space between tower and N transept. Pointed archway. Stone coped gable. Interior: Nave retains steep pitched C14 4-bay roof. Carved male and female head brackets to principal rafters. 2 purlins to each side with carved bosses at intersections with rafters, with plastered panels between. Chancel roof is C19, but retains C14 trusses. Chancel has C12 nook-shaft to S wall, possibly remains of apse arch. C12 circular font with 4 pilasters, on C19 base. Reset in S transept floor is C12 coffin lid with carved cross and interlaced decoration. N transept has white marble chest tomb with recumbant effigy to Sir Hugh Inglis, 1832, by Chantrey. Nave W window has glass by Wailes, 1867, to Sir Joseph Paxton, born in the parish.

Listing NGR: SP9711030795

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National Grid Reference: SP 97110 30795


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