CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1040722
Date first listed:
28-May-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH STREET
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MIDDLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH STREET
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, MIDDLE STREET

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Wellingborough (District Authority)
Parish:
Isham
National Grid Reference:
SP 88500 73947

Details

ISHAM MIDDLE STREET SP8873 (North side) Church of St. Peter 12/216 28/05/54

GV II*

Church. Late C12 to C14, restored 1833 to 1843. Regular coursed limestone and ironstone with ashlar dressings and lead roof. Aisled nave, chancel, west tower and north and south porches. South elevation of chancel of one-window range with C13 four-light window with transom and Y-tracery. Similar 2-light east window. North elevation of chancel has single lancet window. South aisle of 2-window range of C14 three-light square head windows, that to left having C19 tracery. Small door between windows has cusped head. 3-light east window has 4-centred head. 2-light west window has square head. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets and C19 octagonal chimney. C19 porch to left in C14 style with gable, finial and pinnacles. North aisle is similar to south with 2-window range of C14 square head windows. Lean-to roof with moulded stone cornice and ashlar gable parapets. C19 porch to right is similar to the south porch. C14 west tower of 3 stages with plinth, has clasping buttresses to west corners. 2-light west window in lower stage. 2-light bell-chamber openings in upper stage have quatrefoil frieze above. Castellated ashlar parapet with gargoyles and pinnacle bases at the corners. Interior: 3-bay nave arcades, 2 bays to west are late C12 semi-circular arches, with stepped arches to the north arcades, circular piers and square abaci. One bay to east has C13 double-chamfered arches with octagonal piers and responds. Similar double-chamfered chancel and tower arches. One-bay single chamfered arches between chancel and aisles. Some original roof timbers to south aisle; other roofs are C19. Late C12 piscina in north-east corner of north aisle. C14 recess in north aisle has ogee head flanked by pinnacles with quatrefoil frieze at the back. Perpendicular screen base and carvings to rear of choir stalls. Jacobean pulpit with small ogee tester and primitive figure carving to panels. Jacobean communion rail with turned balusters. Tower screen incorporates carved panels. Various early C19 slate memorial panels. Octagonal font. Stained glass: late C19 east window probably by Kempe. Mid and late C20 north and south aisle windows.

Listing NGR: SP8850073947

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
233496
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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