Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

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The Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul is the most dominant as well as the oldest building in the town.

The chancel is in the Early Decorated style of about 1300, the remainder mostly being Perpendicular 1450-1500.

The tower and spire are particularly fine examples of this period with a combined height of 180 feet.

There is a splendid peal of twelve bells, with special shutters to the belfry openings, which can be closed to reduce sound volume during practice.

Three of the original bells were cast by Thomas Eayre of the famous family of Kettering bellfounders whose craft was commemorated in the name of Bellfoundry Lane.

This page was added by Chris Leuchars on 04/02/2008.
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