British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Botolph, Stoke Albany

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 230913

OS Grid Reference: SP8055188294
OS Grid Coordinates: 480551, 288294
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4866, -0.8152

Location: Ashley Road, Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire LE16 8PZ

Locality: Stoke Albany
Local Authority: Kettering Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 8PZ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SP88NW (North side)
4/55 Church of St. Botolph

Church. Late C13 and early C14, restored C19. Regular coursed limestone and
ironstone with ashlar dressings and Colleyweston slate, C20 plain tile and lead
roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, west tower and south porch. South elevation of
chancel of 3-window range with 2 late C13, two-light windows with Y-tracery,
trefoils and cusping. Lancet to far left has carved label stops and was probably
inserted in larger window opening in C19. South door to right also has carved
label stops. Steeply gabled roof with plain C19 corbelling, ashlar gable
parapets and finials. Gable abutting nave is stepped. Late C13 three-light east
window has intersecting tracery with cusping. North elevation of chancel similar
to south with a low-side lancet window to right. South aisle of 4-window range
of 2- and 3-light windows, from left to right having, Y, reticulated, Y and
intersecting tracery with quatrefoils and cusping. Steeply gabled roof with C19
corbelling, ashlar gable parapets and finials. C14 five-light east window with
Panel tracery and 3-light west window with a star set in a circle. South porch
to left of centre is dated 1741 on sundial and has plain outer arch and ashiar
gable parpets. Inner door opening has roll moulded arch with one order of
shafts. North aisle of 3-window range of 3-light squared-head windows with
tracery renewed C19. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. C20 lean-to boiler
house in bay to right of centre. Nave clerestory of 5-window range of C16 or C17
two-light stone mullion windows to north elevation only. Shallow gabled roof
with ashlar gable parapets. West tower of c.1300 of 3 stages with sub-division
to lower stage. 3-stage angle buttresses to lower 2 stages. 3-light west window
formed of 3 lancets with small square-head door opening below. Opening formed
into spherical triangle in west face of second stage. Pairs of 2-light
bell-chamber openings with transoms and cusping to each face of upper stage.
Castellated parapet with gargoyles at corners and coat of arms to centre of
south parapet. Interior: 5-bay nave arcade of double chamfered arches with
octagonal piers. Double chamfered and bracketed chancel arch and double
chamfered tower arch with chamfered responds. South aisle is considerably wider
than north aisle. Some original timbers to north aisle and nave roofs and C19
roof structures to chancel where also tomb recess with cusping to north wall.
Trefoil head piscina to south aisle. Monuments: inscribed tablet to Frances
Parker died 1683 in south porch. Various early and mid C19 tablets. Late C19 and
early C20 stained glass to all chancel windows and west tower window, that to
north and south windows of chancel may be by Kenpe. Font is a single gadrooned
baluster dated that.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.414).

Listing NGR: SP8055188294

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.