Church of St Peter, Barrowden :: Shared Description

The church consists of aisled nave with chancel, west tower and south porch, the north aisle continuing as a side chapel along most of the length of the chancel. This chapel is now taken up by the organ and vestry.

It probably originated as a typical aisleless church of nave and chancel of the 12th century, but none of this remains. The earliest fabric comprises the early 13th century chancel arch and the arcade between the chancel and its north chapel. The nave and aisles rebuilt later in the century.

The tower followed towards the end of the 14th century, when the church had been in a state of disrepair, and the clerestory was added shortly after. There are interesting corbels supporting the nave roof. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century, but retained the earlier arcade. The carved figures in the roof of the chancel are of this date, attached to a 19th century roof structure.

The south porch is slightly later than the aisle, but surprising the entrance arch is still circular rather than pointed.

Interior furnishings are largely of the 19th century restorations. The font is old, possibly 13th century, a fine 16th century wall monument and some surviving older timber pieces.

The church is Listed Grade II*. For a fuller description, see LinkExternal link
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9499 : Church of St Peter, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
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