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Church of St Andrew, Barnwell

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232592

OS Grid Reference: TL0491884968
OS Grid Coordinates: 504918, 284968
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4526, -0.4575

Location: Church Hill, Barnwell, Northamptonshire PE8 5PS

Locality: Barnwell
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5PS

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Listing Text

21/37 Church of St. Andrew

Church. Late C13, C14. Chancel remodelled by Sir. G.G.Scott c1851. Squared
coursed limestone with ashlar dressings and Colleyweston slate and lead roof.
Aisled nave, chancel, vestry/organ chamber, west tower and south porch. South
elevation of chancel of two-window range of 2- and 3-light Perpendicular windows
with transoms, cuspings and 4-centred arch heads. Window to left has low-side
sill. Small C20 priest door between windows has roll moulded head and one order
of shafts, probably reset. Shallow gable roof with plain ashlar parapet and
finial. 5-light Perpendicular west window with transoms, cusping and 4-centred
arch head. North elevation of chancel has one 2-light Perpendicular to left,
similar to south elevation. C19 gabled vestry and organ chamber breaks forward
to right. 2-light north window. Similar window, in return wall, has priest door
to right. Steeply gabled roof has Colleyweston slates and ashlar gable parapets.
South aisle of 3 bays, 2-window range of 2-light squared head windows with hood
moulds and carved label stops, to left and right. Small single-light window to
far right. Shallow 2 stage buttresses at corners. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar
parapets and short finials at corners. Single lancet east window and 2-light
west window, both with cusping. Central gabled porch has 2-centred outer arch
with 3 hollows and nail head decoration. Cluster shaft responds. Inner doorway
has roll moulded arch with 2 rows of nail head decoration and 2 orders of
shafts. Steeply gabled roof with Colleyweston slates, ashlar gable parapets and
finials to both gables. North aisle of 4 bays. 3-window range of 2-light
windows. Window to left has tracery circle with 3 spherical triangles, others
have quatrefoils in the tracery. North doorway to right of centre has 2 orders
of shafts, moulded arch and foliated frieze on line of capitals. Nave clerestory
of 3-window range of 2-light windows with elongated quatrefoils. Shallow gabled
roof with moulded corble table, plain ashlar parapet, finial and gargoyles to
far left and right. West tower of 3 stages with plinth at base. Unbuttressed.
West door has moulded arch head with 3 orders of shafts. 2-light window above,
Window in south face of second stage has an outer and inner band of nailhead
decoration and a central moulded band. 2-light bell-chamber openings to each
face of upper stage have fine dog-tooth decoration. Polygonal stair turret to
south-east corner is corbelled at base. Ashlar broach spire with 3 tiers of
lucarnes. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of double chamfered arches, with
quatrefoil piers and cluster shaft responds. One plain circular pier to west of
north archade. Double-chamfered chancel arch with clusters of 3 short colonettes
supported on corbels. Triple-chamfered tower arch dying into the impost. C19
double-chamfered arch from chancel to organ chamber. Tower ceiling is rib
vaulted. Perpendicular chancel roof with some original moulded cross beams. Some
original roof timbers in aisle roofs, restored C20 and some carvings reset in
C20 tie beam of north aisle. Chancel roof has moulded purlins. Tripartite
reredos in east wall of north aisle has ogee headed arches, with wider central
arch. Trefoil-head inner arches with foliated decoration. Decorated frieze
above. Perpendicular niches flanking east window of south aisle with canopied
heads. Remains of rood loft stair to left. Plain piscina in wall to right.
Double sedilia to right of chancel altar has flat ogee arch heads. Jacobean
pulpil. C19 furnishings. Octagonal font with trefoil-head decoration, on reset
base. Stained glass, fragments of medieval glass in west tower window and in
tracery of 2 north aisle windows. C19 stained glass to chancel windows, vestry
window one north aisle and 2 south aisle windows. Monuments: Christopher
Freeman, died 1610; brass plate with semi-kneeling figures, to the right of
altar. Rev. Nicholas Latham died 1620. Demi-figure to right of altar, in arch
head niche with inscribed panel, scrolls and armorial device above. Mid C19
tablet in vestry to Oddie family. C20 wall plaques in chancel to H.R.H. Henry
Duke of Gloucester and in north aisle to H.R.H. Prince William of Gloucester.
(Buildings of England: North Northamptonshire: p1O1)

Listing NGR: TL0491884968

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Source: English Heritage

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