CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1193621
Date first listed:
25-Feb-1957
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Corby (District Authority)
Parish:
Stanion
National Grid Reference:
SP 91480 86848

Details

SP9186 17/154 25/02/57

STANION HIGH STREET (East side) Church of St. Peter

GV I

Church. Mid and late C13 and C14 with minor C19 restoration. Regular coursed and squared coursed limestone with ashlar west tower and spire. Collyweston slate and lead roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, north chapel, south porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 2-window range of 2-light square-head windows. Blocked low side lancet to far left. Steep gabled slated roof with ashlar parapets. Mid C13 two-light east window with gable above. Similar gable abutting is probably late C14 with 3-light window with trefoil and quatrefoils. Simple arch-head tomb recess below window. North elevation of north chapel is blank. Late C13 south aisle of 3 bays 2-window range of 2-light square-head windows with carved label stops and some renewed tracery. 3-light east window with cusped intersecting tracery. 2-light west window with circle enclosing spherical triangles. Lean-to roof. Corbel table with carved heads and ashlar parapet above. 2 gargoyles. Gabled porch occupies bay to far left with chamfered outer arch and roll moulded inner arch with 2 orders of shafts. North aisle of 3 bays. 2-window range of 2-light square-head windows with carved label stops. Blocked north door to right. North chapel abutts to left. 2-light west window is similar to south aisle west window. Steep gabled and slated roof with ashlar gable parapets. South nave clerestory of 3-window range of 2-light windows with 4-centred arch heads. Window to right has been modified with a wood mullion. North clerestory is blank. Shallow gable roof with ashlar gable parapets. Perpendicular west tower of 3 stages with narrow middle stage. 4-stage angle buttresses to western corners. West door has 4-centred arch head with decorated spandrels. 2-light west window above. Pairs of 4-light bell-chamber openings, with transoms, to each face of third stage. Slender broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of Perpendicular roll moulded and hollow arches with piers having a long chamfer towards the nave and aisles, with a hollow in the centre and shafts with capitals towards the arch openings. Double chamfered chancel arch with bracketed capitals and chamfered and moulded tower arch. 2 bay north chapel arcade of double chamfered arches with central quatrefoil pier and bracketed responds. Nave roof structure has some original timbers others are C19. Piscina and double sedilia with trefoil heads, to right of altar. Similar piscina and sedilia in north chapel, now vestry. Niche to left of north chapel window has carved bracket under. Shafts and roll mouldings to east windows. Richly carved Perpendicular font. Jacobean communion rail with turned balusters. Late C15 wall pointing to east wall of south aisle depicting a stag and unicorn; other fragments, some now covered. Stained glass; fragments of medieval glass to windows of north and south walls of aisles and south aisle west window. C18 box pews without doors to nave and running longitudinally, on tiered staging in aisles. C18 three-decker pulpit and similar wall panelling to north aisle. (Buildings of England: P.41).



Listing NGR: SP9148086848

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
229936
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 41

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: 15 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/03641/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Lummis. Source Historic England Archive
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