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A picture tour of Lowick - in the county of Northamptonshire
St Peter's, Lowick
St Peter's, Lowick - by Ken Ince ©
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Photographer: © Ken Ince (Gallery)(23rd April 2015)
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St Peter's, Lowick

Lowick is a small village two miles from Thrapston in East Northamptonshire. The church stands on high ground at the north end of the village. There is known to have been a church here at the time of the Domesday survey in 1086, but no visible trace of that church remains. Large scale rebuilding was undertaken in and around 1300. The church was almost entirely rebuilt at the end of the 14th century, with the work being down to Sir Henry Green, who succeeded his father as the Earl of Drayton in 1369.   The west tower dates from the early 15th century, and is a four stage affair. The top stage is octagonal and is supported by flying buttresses, reminiscent of Fotheringhay. There are 12 pinnacles on top, with each having a golden weatherwane on top. Quite beautiful, particularly with the summer sunshine blazing down. The tower was completed by 1480.    Victorian restoration came about in the late 1860's and early 1870's and today an appeal is underway to help raise money to repair the roof.   On the south side of the tower there is an engraved sundial, whilst the church clock and chimes date from 1891. At the top of the third stage of the tower some very finely carved gargoyles can be seen.   St Peter has a ring of six bells, with three of these coming from the Watts bellfoundry of Leicester. See Peterborough Churchcrawler for further information.
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Date/Time Creation: April 22, 2015, 2:20 pm
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