Raunds, St Peters

Raunds, St Peter

Raunds, St Peter

The church stands on rising ground above the main road. The first thing you see is the great west tower, richly ornamented, with spire above (the latter replaced in 1821 after a fire).The tower is part of the early 13th century rebuilding of the Norman church which resulted in one of the finest medieval buildings in East Northamptonshire. Internally a broad nave with side aisles, the main Victorian fixtures found here introduced by G.G. Scott (1870s) and by Townsend & Sons (c.1900). The principal decoration though remains the splendid sequence of late medieval wall paintings which include, above the chancel arch, angels carrying the instruments of the passion surrounding the cross. High up on the north side of the nave are yet further paintings. These are not the usual biblical scenes but rather depictions of the seven deadly sins, ...

Contact & Opening Times

St Peters Church
17 High St
Normally locked but keys available from Eddy Rodman 01933 460023 or Mike Turner 01933 623289.

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