We use cookies to improve your experience, some are essential for the operation of this site.

St Peter, Molesworth, Huntingdonshire

(52°22′11″N, 0°25′47″W)
TL 070 758
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Huntingdonshire
now Cambridgeshire
  • Ron Baxter

Please use this link to cite this page - https://www.crsbi.ac.uk/view-item?i=10228.

Find out how to cite the CRSBI website here.

Feature Sets

St Peter's has an aisleless nave with N and S doorways, the latter under a porch dated 1890; a 13thc. chancel, higher than the nave, with internal wall-arcading; and a three-storey W tower with battlements. The nave was rebuilt in the 15thc., and the tower added early in the 16thc. The church was restored in 1884-85, and at that time the chancel was demolished and rebuilt on a different axis. construction is of stone rubble. The church houses a collection of carved stones, some from the 12thc., which have been mortared together in the form of a Crucifixion housed in a niche at the W end of the N nave wall.


The church is not mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, but at that time the manor was held by Countess Judith.

Benefice of Brington (All Saints) with Molesworth and Old Weston.


Loose Sculpture


Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire. III (1936)
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough, Harmondsworth 1968, 294.
RCHM(E), An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. London 1926, 182-84.