Church of Saint Peter


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Statutory Address:
Church of Saint Peter, High Street


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Statutory Address:
Church of Saint Peter, High Street

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

Dacorum (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 99359 07754


SP9907 814/1/8

HIGH STREET (North Side) Church of Saint Peter


GV II* Latin cross plan, with tower at the crossing. Mainly C13 and C15, restored by Butterfield, 1871. Nave, aisles, clerestorey, transepts, chancel, north and south chapels. Two C14 alter tombs with alabaster effigies. Later monuments include table tomb of 1682; wall monument with urn 1758, with bas reliefs 1787 and 1811, with carved figure 1823.

John Cowper, father of the poet William Cowper, was Rector here for 34 years.

The Church of Saint Peter and Smith-Dorrien Monument form a group.

Listing NGR: SP9935907754


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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: 15 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00393/19
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