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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: 1221288



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


District: City of Peterborough

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Peakirk

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Dec-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 50291

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1. 5141 PEAKIRK CHESTNUT CLOSE Church of St Pega TF 1606 31/494 15.12.55


2. Traces of C11 work in east end of nave but principally from C12. The west wall of the nave is from an aisleless Norman building and has 3 flat buttresses with set-offs and C13 lancet. Over the west end is a Norman gabled bellcote with 3 round-arched bell-openings. Nave also has Norman south doorway with one order of colonnettes and tympanum with fan design, and arch with zigzag carving. The nave has cusped lancet clerestorey windows and parapet with moulded coping. North aisle of circa 1170 has plain chamfered round arched doorway and 3-light straight headed windows. South aisle has 3-light straight headed window with hood mould with ball flower decoration. C13 lancet in west end of both aisles. South porch has double-chamfered pointed arch and semi-circular responds. Late C13 chancel, rebuilt in C15, has 2 Perpendicular 4-centred arch 3-light south windows and large Perpendicular 5-light 4-centred arch east window. Chapel on north side of chancel has Perpendicular north window and east window with 2 ogee-headed lights. Interior: C12 3-bay north arcade with circular piers with scalloped capitals and square abaci, and roll-moulded round arches. South arcade Early English with double chamfered pointed arches and circular piers with capitals and abaci with nailhead decoration. Transitional chancel arch with tall double-chamfered arch and circular responds, one capital has waterleaf decoration, the other has deep undercut foliage. Chapel arch to chancel is pointed with roll mouldings and circular responds with scalloped capitals. Depressed tiebeam nave and chancel roofs. C14 head corbels in north aisle. Screen between north aisle and chapel appears to have Perpendicular fragments. Lectern has early C14 stem with attached shafts. Plain octagonal font C14? Remainder of furnishings Victorian. A fine series of wall paintings has been uncovered, mostly C14, depicting the Crucifixion, the miracle of Longinus, the Deposition, the Entombment and the Resurrection and appearance to Mary Magdelene, and a St Christopher. Stained glass east window by Kempe and Tower circa 1914. St Pega, a unique dedication, was sister of St Guthlac, the founder of the monastery of Crowland. VCH Northants Vol II.

Listing NGR: TF1681306696

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ryland, W, Adkins, D, Sejeantson, R, The Victoria History of the County of Northampton, (1906)

National Grid Reference: TF 16813 06696


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