Church of St Peter & St Paul, Preston Deanery, Northamptonshire

Preston Deanery, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 2DX
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Opening times:
Open daily, 10am - 4pm. For enquiries about this church, please contact Karen Moore on 07876 324 554 or [email protected].
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1,000 years of animals, both carved and real!

A snake with a protruding tongue, two fan-tailed birds and a strange animal, all Viking in character and 1,000 years old, are carved on each side of the chancel arch in this simple aisleless church. Tthe church was partly demolished in the sixteenth century and converted to secular use - the chancel became a dog kennel and the rugged Norman tower a pigeon house! It was restored in 1620.

Preston Deanery Guide

To donate by text, please text 'PRD' to 70970 to donate £5 and to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

  • Access information
    Parking is available in layby and there is a short walk on gravel path to main door of church. There is a step down into church.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. 
  • Directions
    4 miles south east of Northampton; at the A45/A508 junction take B526 Newport Pagnall Road and right turn along a counry lane to the hamlet of Preston Deanery; church in hamlet
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Northampton (3.9 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Warwickshire & Northamptonshire County Guide 2012

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Northamptonshire & Warwickshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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