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City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 07933 05060


1. 5141 BARNACK MAIN STREET (north side) Church of St John The Baptist TF 0705 34/68 19.3.62 GV 2. An important church with Saxon work, built of Barnack stone with Collyweston stone and lead-clad roofs. Saxon nave and tower. Late C12 north chapel and north aisle. Early C13 south aisle and south porch. Early C14 chancel. Nave clerestorey has small trefoils to the south and north windows visible from the inside only, and moulded parapet. North aisle has 2-light Decorated windows and late C12 north doorway with double-chamfered arch, shafts and waterleaf capitals. Early C14 widened south aisle has 2-light window with ogee intersecting tracery and widened cambered arch windows with intersecting tracery. South doorway with heavily moulded round arch and 3 orders of shafts with stiff-leaf capitals. Very fine south porch, gabled and with stone roof, moulded 2-centred arch, 3 orders of columns with stiff-leaf capitals, inside blank arcading and chamfered ribs to vault. Early C14 chancel has excellent five-light east window with cusped and gabled lights with finials and crockets. The late C12 north chapel has Perpendicular windows and the south chapel is Perpendicular and has panelled and pierced battlements and quatrefoil panelled frieze at base. The early C11 west tower is the most important feature of the building. The bottom 2 storeys have long-and-short quoins, lesenes, triangular and round headed windows, decorative carved slabs and a blocked south doorway with round arch and block shaped abaci and capitals. The third stage is octagonal with large round-arched ball-openings of 2-lights triple-shafted jambs and pierced spandrel, broaches at the corners with large octagonal pinnacles, surmounted by squat stone spire. Interior. Saxon tower arch has unusual rounded angle between abaci and capitals. South arcade has quatrefoil piers and shafts with rings, stiff-lead capitals and moulded round arches. North arcade has thin window piers with crocket and volute capitals with small heads, one has a serpent. The north chapel has double chamfered round arch with waterleaf capital. Depressed tie beam nave roof with king-posts and arched braces on corbels. C19 painted chancel roof. C14 chancel arch sedilia and piscina. C13 octagonal front with traceried arcaded base. Good late Saxon relief carving of Christ in Majesty. Late C15 Annunciation under a canopy in south chapel. C19 stained glass by Marsham Agles, former rector. Monuments: North chapel, cross-legged knight; lady of circa 1400. South aisle, early C16 tomb-chest. Another tomb-chest to one of Walcot family with quatrefoils in recess with 4-centred arch and top cresting. Monument to Francis Whitestones and family signed by Thomas Greenway of Derby 1612, with painted figures of his kneeling family.

Listing NGR: TF0793305060


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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: 02 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06425/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr JM Webber. Source Historic England Archive
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