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Description: Church of All Saints and Chest Tomb Attached to North Aisle
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232320
OS Grid Reference: TL0365970638
OS Grid Coordinates: 503659, 270638
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3241, -0.4804
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HARGRAVE CHURCH STREET
TL0370 (South side)
15/21 Church of All Saints and
23/05/67 chest tomb attached to north
(Formerly listed as Church of
Shown as All Hallows Church on Ordnance Survey map.
Church. Late C12 to mid C13 and C14, tower rebuilt and church restored 1868-70.
Regular coursed limestone with ashlar dressings and spire and C19 plain tile and
lead roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, north transept, west tower and south porch.
South elevation of south aisle of 2-window range of 2-light Perpendicular
windows with 4-centred arch heads and hollow surrounds. Blocked square-head
low-side window below left window. Chamfered and stepped south doorway, now
blocked, has one order of shafts. Steeply gabled roof with C19 ashlar gable
parapets and finial. C19. Three-light east window has trefoil above. Flanking,
2-stage, clasping buttresses. North elevation of chancel of one-window range
with 2-light Perpendicular window, restored C19. C19 lean-to vestry attached to
north of chancel has 2 lancet windows and small doorway. South aisle of 4 bays;
3-window range with 2-light window with heavy Y-tracery to left. 3-light plain
Perpendicular window to centre and C19 three-light square-head window to right.
Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. Single lancet to east elevation. C19
gabled porch with chamfered and moulded outer arch. Upper part of return walls
formed of four 2-light openings, with wood mullions and trefoil heads. Late C12
inner door has chevron, nail head and half nail head decoration with 5 orders of
shafts. The inner shaft is shorter and recessed. Inscription inside porch to
William Baker, died 1865, for 47 years rector of Hargrave. North aisle of
2-window range with 2-light square-head window to left, restored C19 and 3-light
Perpendicular window to right. Double chamfered and stepped north doorway
between windows has one order of shafts. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapet
to right. North transept abuts east end of north aisle and has 3-light
Perpendicular north window with cusping and 4-centred arch head. Shallow gabled
roof with ashlar parapets. Nave clerestory of 4-window range of 4 C19 quatrefoil
circles. Chamfered stone cornice and steeply pitched roof with C19 ashlar gable
parapets and finial. West tower of 3 stages with 2-stage angle buttresses to
lower stage. Tall west lancet in lower stage. Trefoil to west face of second
stage. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face of upper stage have Y-tracery
and central octagonal shafts. Corbel table and broach spire with 3 tiers of
lucarnes. Circular stair turret with conical stone roof is attached to south
east corner of lower 2 stages. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of double chamfered
arches with 2 octagonal piers to east and one circular pier to west; octagonal
responds. Double chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular responds and tall,
double chamfered tower arch with bracketed responds. Double chamfered arch at
eastern intersection of north aisle and transept. C19 roof structures. Moulded
beams to helfry ceiling. Arch-head recess in north wall of chancel. Squint
between transept and chancel has trefoil-head niche below. Shallow recess with
segmental head in east wall of transept. Font with octagonal band and 2 carved
heads is set on re-used rectangular plinth. Perpendicular screen restored and
repainted C19. Pews have Perpendicular tracery to ends and fronts, some with
linenfoid panelling; some C19 reproductions in aisles. Stained glass: fragments
of medieval glass in north aisle. South-east window and south aisle south-west
window, C19 east window. Fragment of incised stone in north transept window
sill. Hatchment over north door. Remains of medieval wall painting depicting St.
Christopher to north wall of nave. Early wooden almsbox on chamfered column.
Stone coffin with lid, attached to exterior of north aisle, is on C19 plinth
with inscription and was erected there by Rev. R.S. Baker and J.W. Rawson
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.246).
Listing NGR: TL0365970638
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