Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 230879
OS Grid Reference: SP7886687480
OS Grid Coordinates: 478866, 287480
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4796, -0.8402
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BRAMPTON ASH HARBOROUGH ROAD
SP78NE (South side)
3/23 Church of St. Mary
Church. C13 and C14, with minor C19 restoration. Regular coursed lias and
limestone with lead roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, west tower and north and south
porches. South elevation of chancel of 2-window range of C14 two- and 3-light
windows. Ashlar gable parapet with 2 gargoyles. Shallow pitched roof. C13
four-light east window has Y-tracery with 3 roundels, discretely restored C19.
North elevation of chancel of 2-window range with C13 two-light window to left
with Y-tracery and C13 single lancet to right. Blocked north door between.
Ashlar gable parapet with 2 gargoyles and carving of bat at north-east corner.
South aisle of 2-window range of C14 three-light windows. Ashlar gable parapets
and lean-to roof. Central C14 gabled porch with roll moulding to outer opening.
North aisle of 3-window range of C14 three-light windows. Ashlar gable parapets
with gargoyles. Lean-to roof. C14 gabled porch to right of centre is similar to
north porch but has niche above outer opening and 2-light windows to return
walls. Nave clerestory of 4-window range of C14 two-light windows. Ashlar gable
parapet with 5 gargoyles. Shallow pitched roof. C14 west tower, 3 stages with
sub-division in the lower stage. Shallow 2-stage clasping buttresses to lower 2
stages. Single lancet to north and south face of second stage and 2-light
bell-chamber openings to each face of third stage. C14 broach spire with diamond
and quatrefoil frieze at base. 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: nave arcade of
4-bay range of C14 double chamfered arches with slender piers having
hollow-chamfered projections to nave and aisles and shafts with capitals to the
arch openings. C13 double chamfered chancel arch and C14 chamfered and moulded
tower arch. Roofs, restored C19, retain some original timbers. Fragments of
vaulted ceiling to the tower. Piscina with triple sedilia in chancel. Tall C14
niches flanking east window. C18 communion rail. Octagonal font. Royal arms in
relief, with pediment over, above chancel arch. Monuments: south wall of
chancel, Charles Norwich, died 1605, and wife, 2 kneeling figures under arch.
North wall of chancel, Thomas Farmer, died 1764, and 2 other tablets. Chancel
floor has indents of brasses. West wall of south aisle: George Bosworth, died
1804; marble tablet with 2 weeping willows bending over an urn. 2 C19 tablets
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: p119)
Listing NGR: SP7886687480
Source: English Heritage
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