CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1191724
Date first listed:
03-May-1968
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, CHURCH STREET

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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:
South Northamptonshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Rothersthorpe
National Grid Reference:
SP 71423 56649

Details

ROTHERSTHORPE CHURCH STREET SP75NW (South side) 5/167 Church of St. Peter and St. 03/05/68 Paul

GV II*

Church. C13 and C14, restored 1912-14 and later. Coursed squared limestone and ironstone, ironstone dressings, lead and copper roofs. Chancel, north and south chancel chapels, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower. 2-bay chancel has 4-light Perpendicular east window. 3-light Perpendicular window to south with 4-centred head, and 3-light window at high level to north, with straight head and foiled ogee-arched heads to lights. chapels continue aisles and overlap chancel and have 2-liqht east windows with cusped Y-tracery. Fine 3-light window to north with Curvilinear tracery, 4-light round-arched window to south with pointed trefoil-headed lights and lancet window to south-east. Nave has clerestory of round quatrefoil windows except for 4-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion window to south-east. North aisle has 2-light window, 2-light window to north with Decorated tracery to quatrefoil to head, and 2-light window to west end with foiled Y-tracery. Double wave-moulded north doorway. South aisle has 2-light window to south with cusped Y-tracery and 1-light round trefoil-headed window to west. Single-stepped south door with one order of shafts in gabled porch with double-chamfered doorway and small 1-light windows east and west with rectangular chamfered stone surrounds. 3-stage west tower has old plank west door with pegged wood surround. Lancet window above and small lancets to middle stage. 2-light bell-chamber openings with cusped Y-tracery. Offset angle buttresses, plain stone-coped parapet to north and south, saddleback roof with stone-coped gables and 2-light bell-openings east and west with quatrefoils to heads. Chancel has aumbry with old plank door and fine U-shaped hinges. Piscina and sedilia with ogee-arched heads. Black and white chequered stone paving to sanctuary. Double-chamfered chancel arch and arches to chapels north and south with polygonal responds. Chapels each have a piscina with pointed roll-moulded arches and hood moulds and image brackets either side of east windows. South chapel has ogee-arched tomb recess with crocketed hood mould. Nave has 4-bay arcades with complex piers of four triple shafts to circular core, moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. C18 texts in cartouches painted on plastered and whitewashed walls. Norman font with round arched bowl. Polygonal pulpit dated 1579 with C18 brass candle holders. C18 communion table in nave with elongated volute legs. C18 Commandment Creed and Lords Prayer boards in towel-. Rare iii cross head with crucifixus, carved heads and stiff-leaf decoration. Old crown glass quarries.One small painted glass quarry in south-east chancel window with scallop of St. lanes, (Buildings of England; Northamptonshire, 1973, p. 390).

Listing NGR: SP7142356649

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
234798
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 390

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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Date: 29 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/11419/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. S. Pirie. Source Historic England Archive
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