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St Peter’s Church, Irthlingborough – Heritage Open Day

9th September, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tours of a 14th century collegiate church with medieval undercrofts of the college buildings. Fine lantern tower. There will be a short introductory powerpoint display throughout the day and refreshments available.

St Peter’s Church was founded as a collegiate church in 1388 and became a parish church after the dissolution of the monasteries. The church is largely a medieval building with a fine octagonal lantern tower which was rebuilt in the 1890s. The medieval undercroft of the collegiate buildings still remains and there will be tours throughout the day. The church also has medieval misericords, medieval monuments and windows by Kempe and Morris and Co. Described in Pevsner as “a quite remarkable sight.”

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600

No booking required


The main body of the church is accessible by wheelchair – the undercroft unfortunately is not.

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session. 30 minutes Teas, coffees, cake and sausage rolls are available from 1000-1200 Contact for the day: Alan Mayes 01933650369 and 07754687284


The church tower is visible form the Market Cross on the roundabout in the centre of Irthlingborough.


St Peter’s Church
Church Street
Irthlingborough, NN9 5SE
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