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Church of St Mary, Southwick

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232682

OS Grid Reference: TL0208592081
OS Grid Coordinates: 502085, 292081
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5171, -0.4970

Location: Main Street, Southwick, Northamptonshire PE8 5BL

Locality: Southwick
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5BL

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Listing Text

TL09SW (North side)
5/126 Church of St. Mary

Church. C14 tower, chancel and nave rebuilt 1760 for George Lynn, and remodelled
c1864. Limestone ashlar with lead and Colleyweston slate roofs. Nave, chancel
and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 3 bays, one window range, with
central, C19, three light-window with tracery. Flanking bays are blank. Hipped
roof with Colleyweston slates. C19 three-light east window with intersecting
tracery. North elevation of chancel of 3 blank bays with centre projecting bay
corresponding with monument in chancel. Square head priest door to right. South
elevation of nave of 3 bays, 2-window range of 3-light windows with Geometrical
tracery. C19 south doorway to far left has 2-centred arch head and one order of
shafts. Shallow gabled roof with plain parapets. North elevation of nave of
3-window range of C19 three-light windows similar to south elevation. West tower
of 3 stages with 2- and 3-stage angle buttresses to western corners, those to
north west corner have large projections. C19 three-light west window in lower
stage has 2 shields, above, of Knyvet and Basset families. Similar shields to
north and south faces. C14 single light window, with cusping, to each face of
second stage. C14 two-light bell-chamber openings to each face of upper stage,
have transoms and carved label stops. String course above with carved corbels
and plain parapet with central cross slits. Crocketed octagonal spire rises from
behind parapet and has 2 tiers of lucarnes. Shields above first stage of
lucarnes. Interior; C14 triple chamfered and hollowed chancel arch with
octagonal responds. Similar tower arch. Tower walls have vaulting ribs and 4-
carved corbles. C19 nave and chancel roofs. C17 panelling in chancel, probably
reset. C18 communion rail with turned balusters. Late C18 pulpit with fielded
panelling. Small C19 octagonal font. South door in chancel is false. Mid C19
chamber organ from Southwick Hall (q.v.). Stained glass; south windows of nave
have C19 stained glass. Monuments; matrices of brasses in nave floor. George
Lynn died 1621, inscribed floor slabs to Lynn family in chancel. 4 have circular
armorial panels. George Lynn died 1758 attributed to Roubilliac, in recess to
north wall of chancel. Grey and white marble with oval medallion of deceased
suspended from broad flat obelisk; drapery below and seated female figure to
right, leaning against urn. Augusta Lynn died 1827; sarcophagus tablet, by
Whiting, to south wall of chancel. George Lynn died 1827, and family; similar
tablet below. C14 and C15 masonry fragments in church.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: p405; RCHM: An Inventory of
Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p138)

Listing NGR: TL0208592081

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Source: English Heritage

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