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Corby (District Authority)
East Carlton
National Grid Reference:
SP 83136 89329


EAST CARLTON CHURCH LANE SP8389 (West side) 14/41 Church of St. Peter 25/02/57


Church. Rebuilt 1788 by John Wing. Limestone and ironstone ashlar with lead roof. T-shape plan comprising nave, chancel with transepts and west tower in Gothick style. South chancel transept has 4-light south window with trefoils and quatrefoil. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapet and quatrefoil frieze. East elevation has central 4-light windows with quatrefoils and trefoils and 2 flanking 3-light windows with quatrefoil, trefoil and lozenges. Centre bay breaks forward slightly with a shallow gabled roof. Ashlar parapet with quatrefoil frieze. North chancel transept is similar to the south. Six-panel Gothic style door in west return wall has moulded stone surround and arch head. Tablet above has inscription "This church rebuilt was finished A.D. 1788". South elevation of nave of 3-window range of 3-light windows with quatrefoils. 2 stage buttresses between windows. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapet and quatrefoil frieze. North elevation of nave is similar to south. West tower of 4 stages with 4-stage angle buttresses to corners. Gothick style west door with pointed arch head and moulded stone surround. Cusped lunettes to north and south face of first stage. 2-light north, south and west windows in second stage. Cusped roundels in third stage and 2-light bell-chamber openings to each face of fourth stage. Quatrefoil frieze with plain parapet above having short pinnacles at mid point and tall pinnacles at corners. Interior: pointed and moulded chancel arch has fluted capitals. Similar arches to chancel transepts and blank tower arch with pointed arch door opening with Gothick style doors. Small roundel above. Plastered ceiling is supported on trusses with exposed tie beams with open quatrefoils in the spandrels. C18 box pews and two-decker pulpit. C18 communion rail with attenuated balusters. Monuments: south transept: south wall, Sir Geoffry Palmer died 1673 and Lady Palmer; 2 upright shrouded alabaster figures in a black marble arched reredos with open doors with segmental pediment and armorial device over. Inscription on open doors; attributed to Joshua Marshall. Geoffry Palmer died 1661, south east corner, black inscribed tablet with segmental pediment and flaming urn. Sir Thomas Palmer and wife, C18 tablet on south wall surmounted by flaming urn. Geoffrey Palmer, died 1720 and wife, marble tablet on east wall with pilasters, urns and armorial device. Geoffry Palmer, black inscribed tablet to left with armorial device flanked by skulls. Charlotte Palmer, west wall, tablet with urn drapes and angel above. Sir John Palmer died 1817 and wife, tablet with draped urn above. Various other C19 and C20 tablets to Palmer family. Inscribed floor tablets; earliest is 1583 to Jeffrey Palmer, C17 and C18 tablets to south and east wall of chancel. 6 hatchments in south transept. C18 armorial glass in east window of south transept. C19 stained glass east window, south window of south transept and 2 south windows of nave. Gothic style font. (Buildings of England: p.496).

Listing NGR: SP8313689329


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 496


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: 01 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/03651/01
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