Abbey church of Ss Peter & Paul, Bourne :: Shared Description

Grade I listed.

The Abbey was founded in 1138 by Baldwin FitzGilbert but a church may have existed prior to this. The Domesday book lists a church present in Bourne.
The Abbey became one of five houses attached to the Arrouausian division of the Augustinian order. The Abbey was never rich or important, and the monastic buildings, possibly with a cloister, lay to the north side of the present church.

The church consists of nave, north and south aisles, a south west tower, south porch, and chancel.
Around 1200, two towers were planned for the west end, but only the south one was completed.
The four-bay nave arcading dates from Norman times, and the aisles were widened in the 15th century. Several other alterations occurred over the years.
There was originally a pulpitum between the nave and chancel which has now gone.

The octagonal font dates from the 15th century, as does the south porch.
The Abbey was dissolved in 1536, but the church continued to be used.
The nave has a fine three-tier brass chandelier of 1742.

In 1892 a new roof was erected and the chancel was repaired.
In 1934 it was found the tower was in danger of collapse, and extensive work was needed.

The organ was originally situated at the west end on a Gallery, this was removed in 1869, and a new organ installed by Grey and Davidson. In 1976 the organ was rebuilt by Bishop and Sons.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TF0919 : Weather vane by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Lectern by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul:  Nave Roof by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: Carved Figure by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Interior, Ss Peter & Paul church, Bourne by Julian P Guffogg
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul:  South Aisle Roof by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Pew end by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Church walk in the snow by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: Font by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: Painting by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: intercessory prayers by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Stained glass window, Ss Peter & Paul church, Bourne by Julian P Guffogg
TF0919 : Detail of west window, Bourne abbey church by Julian P Guffogg
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: East Window by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Churchyard by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Abbey church of Ss Peter & Paul, Bourne by Julian P Guffogg
TF0919 : Pew end by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: West facade by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul: pulpit by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : The Churchyard by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Pew end by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Pinnacles by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Nave and South porch by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Terminal head, East window by Bob Harvey
TF0919 : Stained glass window, Ss Peter & Paul church, Bourne by Julian P Guffogg

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Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2015, Updated: Mon, 22 Jun 2015

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