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Church of All Saints, Rushton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 231154

OS Grid Reference: SP8409382874
OS Grid Coordinates: 484093, 282874
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4374, -0.7644

Location: 3 Station Road, Rushton, Northamptonshire NN14 1RL

Locality: Rushton
Local Authority: Kettering Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 1RL

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Listing Text

1337-0/13/240 (South side)
25/02/57 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Norman origin, largely rebuilt early C14,
restored 1853 and 1869 by E.F. Law. North-east chapel reroofed
after fire of 1963. Coursed squared ironstone with limestone
dressings, lead and Collyweston stone slate roofs. West tower,
nave with north aisle and south porch, chancel. North- east
chapel, vestry to south-east. 3-stage, west tower with
set-back buttresses, square-headed lights to first 2 stages
and 2-light bell-openings (twin lancets in arched recess) and
later limestone castellated parapet with corner pinnacles.
Tower west entrance has C19 double doors on decorative hinges
in arched opening of 3 chamfered orders. South side of nave
buttresses, with sill band, has 2-light traceried windows
(each a little different) with hood-moulds. Window to left of
porch is square-headed. South porch has coped gable, moulded
arched entrance and little 2-light traceried windows (now
blocked) to either flank. 3 3-light Perpendicular clerestory
windows to south, 3 2-light clerestory windows to north. North
aisle has 3 2-light square-headed Perpendicular windows with
hood-moulds and head-stops, and a C19 door in arched surround
of 2 hollow-chamfered orders. Chancel has parapet gable and a
3-light Decorated style east window. South side of chancel has
moulded plinth and a 3-light Decorated style window. Gabled
vestry has roof of graduated and shaped stone slabs.
North-east chapel has coped gable, limestone plinth, cill
band, quoins, a 2-light Decorated window to north and east and
a C19 north door in keel-moulded arched surround. Interior:
3-bay north nave arcade of 2 chamfered orders, carried on
cylindrical columns with plain capitals. Low, round-headed
tower arch (little more than a doorway) with chamfered impost
blocks. Organ apparently conceals Norman window above. Tall
and slightly stilted chancel arch, with polygonal responds.
Arch from aisle to chapel similar, but with semi- cylindrical
responds and tall roll-moulded capitals. 2-bay north chancel
arcade of 2 chamfered orders with a quatrefoil central pier
(with roll- moulded capital) and polygonal responds (with
capitals similar to those of chancel arch). Nave roof
arch-braced from corbels to tie-beam, north aisle roof of
tie-beam trusses, chancel roof arch-braced from corbels to
collar, all restored at C19. North-east chapel roof C20.
Elaborate and playful Decorated sedilia with nedding ogee
hoods with carved figures and beasts between and crocketed
gables and pinnacles above. Mostly C19 fittings and stained
glass. North-east chapel has late C13 purpeck marble effigy of
a bright, traditionally identified as William de Goldingham,
d.1296, and alabaster effigy of Sir Thomas Tresham, d.1559, in
the dress of Lord Prior of the Knights Hospitallers of St.
John of Jerusalem, removed from the church of St. Peter,
Rushton, demolished 1799. Vaulted vestry has incomplete
transverse chamfered rib on corbel.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: P 397).

Listing NGR: SP8409382874

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

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