TL4055 : Church of St Peter

taken 3 years ago, near to Barton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

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Church of St Peter
Church of St Peter
Church of St Peter, Barton
St Peter's church at Barton probably dates to the 11th century, though much of the current building is a product of a 14th century rebuilding. The exact date of the foundation is unknown, but there a record of 1270 indicates that an anchorite named Alice was living at the church.
The south wall incorporates pieces of 11th and 12th century construction from the original church. The exterior is very simple, composed of only an aisless nave, chancel, small south porch, and west tower. But it is not for the exterior that you should visit Barton's church, but the wonderful 14th century wall paintings that decorate the nave. The best of these is a rare depiction of St Antony and the Pig. The saint is shown holding a book in one hand and a staff in the other, and is standing upon a pig.
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
Barton is a village in the South Cambridgeshire district of Cambridgeshire. It is about 4 miles south-west of Cambridge, near junction 12 of the M11 motorway.
Barton's village shop complex includes a shoe shop, hair and beauty salon, garage, and Conkers Stores, a traditional village shop and Post Office, and the area's only petrol station. There are two public houses in the village: The Hoops, on New Road; and the White Horse Inn, on the High Street.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4078 5572 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.9063N 0:3.4594E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4076 5574
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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