Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232648
OS Grid Reference: TL1031383665
OS Grid Coordinates: 510313, 283665
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4398, -0.3786
There is also a scheduled monument, Great Hall Spinney Moat, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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13/93 Church of St. Margaret
Church. C13 to C15, chancel rebuilt 1875 by R.H. Carpenter, spire also restored
late C19. Coursed limestone rubble, with cobbles, squared coursed limestone and
limestone ashlar. Lead and Colleyweston slate roofs. Nave, chancel, south aisle,
south porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 2-window range with
2-light windows to left and single lancet to right. Central priest door. All
openings have hood moulds with carved label stops. Corbel table with plain
ashlar parapet. Gargoyle to left of centre and panelled pinnacle to south east
corner. Single-stage buttress to far right. Steeply pitched roof is set back
behind parapet. 3-light east window with quatrefoils and trefoil is flanked by
2-stage gabled buttresses. North elevation of chancel is a 3-window range of
lancets. Parapet with gargoyle to right is similar to south elevation.
Single-stage buttress to far left. South aisle of 3 bays, 2-window range.
3-light windows with hollow reveals and 4-centred arch heads, to far left and
right. 2-stage buttresses between bays. Lean-to roof. Ashlar parapet with roll
moulding and 4 gargoyles at mid points and corners. 3-light east and west
windows are similar to other aisle windows. Central Perpendicular porch has
ashlar facade. Outer doorway has 4-centred arch head with roll mouldings,
semi-circular responds, hood mould and carved label stops. Inner doorway has
4-centred arch head and continuous roll mouldings. 2-stage clasping buttresses
at corners. Return walls have single-light square-head windows. Shallow gabled
roof with roll moulded parapet. Gargoyles at corners and mid points of return
walls. Finial at apex. North elevation of nave of 4 bays, 2-window range.
Alternately spaced, tall, 3-light windows with hollow reveals and segmental
heads. Perpendicular priest door, in bay to right of centre, has 4-centred arch
head with continuous roll mouldings. 2-stage buttresses between bays. Bay to far
left has shallow lean-to projection with stone slab roof. Small quatrefoil
window to left. Shallow gabled roof with roll moulded parapet and 4 gargoyles at
mid points and corners. West wall of nave has central 2 stage buttress. South
nave clerestory is a 3-window range of 2-light windows with 4-centred arch
heads. Parapet is similar to north side with 4 gargoyles. C13 west tower of 4
and a half stages. Shallow ashlar pilasters at corners. Square-head west window
in second stage. Lower part of fourth stage is sub-divided by plain string
course to form a half stage. 2-light bell-chamber openings, with Y-tracery, to
each face of upper stage. Short, ashlar broach spire with one tier of lucarnes.
Interior: 3-bay nave archade to south aisle with double-chamfered Perpendicular
arches. Chamfered projections to nave and aisles have no capitals. Semi-circular
responds, with polygonal capitals to each opening. Double-chamfered chancel arch
is similar. Tall, single-chamfered, tower arch with plain responds. Doorway with
4-centred arch head, to left of pulpit, gives access to roof loft stair. C19
roof structures; some medieval corbels in nave and aisle. 2 panels of C13
diapering reset in north wall of chancel. C16 bench ends in nave and aisle have
linenfold panelling, probably restored C19. Octagonal font. Stained glass;
fragments of C15 canopy work to east window of south aisle and north-east window
of nave. Mid C19 drawing by George Clarke shows spire capped with a pyramid
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: p298; Northamptonshire Records Office -
Listing NGR: TL1031383665
Source: English Heritage
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