Peakirk is a civil parish in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. For local government purposes it forms part of Newborough ward; for parliamentary purposes it falls within Peterborough constituency. In 2001, the parish had a population of 321 persons and 139 households.
St Pega's Church
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Saint Pega (died c. 719) the sister of Saint Guthlac of Crowland, had a hermitage here. The parish church is uniquely dedicated to St Pega and the name of the village is derived from "Pega's church". The church is a Grade I listed building and has a fine series of wall paintings. It is said that her heart was kept as a relic in the church, contained in a heart stone, the broken remains of which, smashed by Cromwell's troops, can be seen in the south aisle window.
Peakirk also has an unusual war memorial. An oak-panelled frame with 48 photographs and details of the service of all who served from the village during the First World War, and not just those who died.
- "Peakirk CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
- The Hermitage at Peakirk Hidden Heritage (retrieved 19 December 2009)
- Church of St Pega Hidden Heritage (retrieved 19 December 2009)
- "St. Pega", Peakirk Village
-  Peakirk Village website
Media related to Peakirk at Wikimedia Commons
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