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Daventry (District Authority)
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SP 80168 72009


SP87SW 11/226

WALGRAVE HIGH STREET (South side) Church of St. Peter


GV I Church. Late C13, C14 and C17. Squared coursed lias and ashlar limestone with lead and tiled roof. Aisled nave, chancel, south tranept and west tower. Chancel: South elevation of 3-window range of tall C14 windows with reticulated tracery; that to right of 3 lights, others of 2 lights. Window to left is a low side window with 4 lights in the bottom section with reticulated tracery. South door below middle window has ogee head. East window of 5 lights with reticulated tracery. North elevation of 2-window range of 2-light windows with reticulated tracery. 3- stage ashlar buttresses between windows. Shallow gabled roof with castellated ashlar parapet. Dated I.L. 1633 on north side. South transept has 3-light south window with Y-tracery and similar 2-light east window. South aisle has one 2-light window to south with cusped Y-tracery similar west window. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapet. South porch to right of window has shallow gabled roof with ashlar gable parapet and C14 double-chamfered pointed arched opening. Inside the flanking walls have double blank arcades with centre corbel. North aisle has 3-window range with Y-tracery and cusping, one of 3-lights to left and others of 2-lights; similar west window. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets and cornice. North porch between windows to right. Similar to south porch with single chamfered arched openings. Nave clerestory of 3-window range of square openings with quatrefoils. Steep gabled roof with ashlar gable parapets and finial. West tower late C13 of 3 stages with ashlar angle buttresses to first and second stages and ashlar corner pilasters to third stage. 2-light west window in first stage has Y-tracery with cusping. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face of third stage have quatrefoil circles. Ashlar broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: Double chamfered chancel arch without shafts; similar triple chamfered tower arch. 3-bay nave arcade of C14 double chamfered pointed arches with quatrefoil piers with hollows between the shafts. South transept, known as the Langham Chapel is probably C17. King post roofs probably C19. Monuments: South wall of chancel, Montague Lane died 1670; tablet with flanking pillars, cornice and 3 heraldic devices over. North aisle, mid C19 plain tablet to Shelden family. Floor of nave has two C18 tablets to Sheldon family. Floor of chancel, incised tablet for brassy south wall of chancel has inscribed tablet with Latin inscription. Ancient roof boses displayed on walls of chancel. Font, C19 base probably earlier bowl. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.440).

Listing NGR: SP8016572009


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 440


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: 14 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10232/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Ashley. Source Historic England Archive
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