Berkhamsted: Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted School, the Rex, Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted Place, Ed Reardons Week Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781233118212

Published: August 19th 2011

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Berkhamsted: Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted School, the Rex, Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted Place, Ed Reardons Week  by  Source Wikipedia

Berkhamsted: Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted School, the Rex, Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted Place, Ed Reardons Week by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted School, The Rex, Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted Place,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted School, The Rex, Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted Place, Ed Reardons Week, Egerton House, Berkhamsted, Ashridge, Berkhamsted Town F.C., Berkhamsted railway station, Berkhamsted Castle, Ashridge Business School, Grims Ditch, Egerton Rothesay School, Ashlyns School, BFI National Archive, Akeman Street, Blackhole, Greene Shoots Theatre, Gaddesden Place, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted F.C., Northchurch.

Excerpt: The Parish Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted is a Church of England, Grade II* listed church in the town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom. It stands on the main High Street of the town and is recognisable by its 85-foot (26 m) clock tower. The building is medieval in origin, the earliest part dating from c.1200, and the architecture spans at least five architectural periods, mostly 14th and 15th Centuries. The church was altered greatly during the Victorian era, most notably undergoing a restoration by William Butterfield.

It is one of the largest churches in Hertfordshire. Because of its proximity to Berkhamsted Castle, St Peters has had a long association with Royalty, with the reigning monarch acting as patron to Berkhamsted rectors for several centuries. Many members of the congregation also worked in important positions for the Royal household.

The church has counted among its worshippers such notable figures as the poet William Cowper and John Incent, who went on to become Dean of St Pauls Cathedral 1540-1545. The church today has lost it direct royal ties and functions as the main parish church of the town of Berkhamsted. The feast of St Peter is celebrated annually with the Petertide fair. The sign at the front of the church Richard II, the first Royal patron of Berkhamsted St PeterIt is not known exactly when the first church wa...



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