Category: St Peter and St Paul Church, Watford, Northamptonshire

Categories: Watford, Northamptonshire

The church is dedicated to St Peter & St Paul. The present Church is Grade I listed and was founded about 1300 (according to English Heritage). However, there is historic evidence that a church, possibly of a different structure, lay at the present site for at least another previous century. The church and certain lands within Watford were given to the abbey of St James near Northampton late in the 12th century, where they remained until the dissolution in the time of Henry VIII, and, apart from Northampton itself, Watford parish was the greatest benefactor of the St James' Abbey. Oliver, sometime Bishop of Lincoln, dedicated the church of St Peter & St Paul at Watford in 1286, and an early member of the de-Watford family requested in his will of 1291 that he be buried within the church with his horse. The current church was built in the early 14th and 15th centuries, and restored in the 19th century. It stands in a very pleasant situation, and consists of a nave, north and south aisles and porches, north chantry chapel, chancel, and embattled tower containing six bells.

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