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St Peter & St Paul

For centuries this was an estate church to a succession of families; the Burnabys, Clerkes, and then the Henley/Eden family who successively owned the Watford Estate and Manor here.

Watford, Northamptonshire

Opening times

The church is normally locked, please contact us to arrange a visit.


Church Street

Today much of the local land and buildings are still in Eden family ownership. All that survives of the 16/17th mansion is a pair of stranded gate piers on the road that leads to the church into the motorway valley.

The restoration of the church in the mid 19th century brought with it the handsome low box pews and the stained glass in the chancel by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Here you will also find wall monuments to both the Clerke and Eadon families.

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2019

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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