Northampton, St Peter's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The font dates to the 14th century, and there is a 15th century crypt. Another historical treat is a beautifully carved 2th century graver slab. There are also a very nice series of 18th wall tablets and a monument to John Smith (d. 1742), a well-known mezzotint engraver.
During Sir George Gilbert Scott's restoration work in 1850 a pair of Saxon sculptured stones were discovered in the chancel. They can be seen in a coffin niche in the south aisle.
St Peter's is no longer in regular use and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Northampton, St Peter's Church
Address: Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, NN1 1SR
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the south side of Marefair, west of the city centre, virtually opposite the railway station and a few metres east of the Marefair - St Peters Way junction
Website: Northampton, St Peter's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
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