Old Church of St Peter, Hampton Lucy.

Description of this historic site

The site of the Medieval church of St Peter which was demolished in 1826. Documentary evidence records its earliest history. The site is located in Hampton Lucy.

Notes about this historic site

1 There was a priest at Hampton in 1086. The Medieval church, which stood ‘not exactly on the same site’ as the present building (PRN 5124), was completely demolished in 1826. The only ancient feature preserved is two squares, each of four inlaid 11.5 cm tiles, probably of the 14th century, in the S aisle of the present church.
2 Drawing of c.1820. Church seems to have consisted of chancel, nave with clearstorey, S porch, S chapel and W tower. The chapel appears to have been of 13th century date, and the visible details of the rest of the church belong to the 14th and 15th centuries.
3 The precise site of the earlier church was not determined, but the topographical situation and the general layout of the adjacent early 18th century graves suggest that the modern church is approximately on the same site.
4 The present church was built 1822-6.

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