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ST PETERS CHURCH

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The site of a Medieval church, with possible Saxon origins, that may have been raided, though not destroyed by the Lancastrian army in 1461 during the Wars of the Roses and completely demolished in 1560. The site of church now marked by a raised graveyard. The church is mentioned in Domesday Book and is likely to have been extant prior to 1066. It may originally have been encompassed within the site of Stamford Castle, and was reported as being in disrepair as early as the 1290s. In 1462 it was augemented by the addition of the defunct parish of St. Mary Bynnewerk, and was itself amalgamated into All Saint's after 1560. In 1828 part of the north side of the site was taken by road widening, and masonry from the site was probably taken as building material between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. In 1858 the north wall, parts of the floor and various finds were uncovered. The land still belongs to the Church.

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