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Church of St Andrew, Brigstock

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232773

OS Grid Reference: SP9461385212
OS Grid Coordinates: 494613, 285212
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4567, -0.6090

Location: 12 Church Street, Brigstock, Northamptonshire NN14 3EX

Locality: Brigstock
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 3EX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Market Cross 8m West of the Market House, 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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Listing Text

SP9485 (West side)
15/52 Church of St. Andrew

Church. Late C10, early and late C12, C13 and C14, restored C19, Coursed rubble,
squared coursed limestone and limestone ashlar with lead roof. Aisled nave and
chancel, south porch, vestry and west tower. South elevation of chancel of
2-window range of 2-light Perpendicular windows, that to right has a transom.
Shallow gabled roof with plain ashlar parapet. C19 lean-to vestry is attached to
left bay. South chapel is attached to far left bay of chancel. 4-light Decorated
east window with, reticulated tracery has, shallow gable above, 3-light
Perpendicular north chapel window to right has similar shallow gable above.
2-stage angle and clasping buttresses at corners. North chapel of 3 bays.
2-window range of 2- and 3-light Perpendicular windows to far left and right.
Window to right has hollow reveals. Priest door to centre has segmental arch
head. Polygonal stair turret with conical roof to left of centre. Tall, 2-stage,
buttress with gabled finial to right of centre, has open half arch at base.
2-stage buttress to right. Shallow gabled roof with plain ashlar parapet. South
chapel of one-window range with 5-light window with 4-centred arch head. 2-stage
clasping buttress at corner and lean-to roof with plain ashlar parapet. South
aisle to left is of 4 bays. 3-window range with 2-window range of 3- and
4-lights to right under 4-centred arch heads, with hollow reveals. 2-light
square-head window to left. 2-stage buttress at abutment with south chapel has
pyramid finial and simple flying buttress to nave clerestory. 2-stage buttress
between bays to right. Shallow tomb recess, to right of centre, was restored C19
and has fragments of medieval coffin slab. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar
parapets and small gargoyles. 4-light west window under 4-centred arch head.
2-storey porch to left of centre has ashlar facade. 2-centred arch-head outer
doorway set in square surround with open quatrefoils in the spandrels. Late C12
inner arch has roll moulding and one order of shafts, part missing. Shallow
niche and sundial above outer doorway. 2-light, square-head, windows to ground
floor return walls and blocked single-light windows to first floor. Shallow
gabled roof with ashlar parapets. Square stair turret, in left corner, has
chamfered outer corner at first floor and conical stone roof. North aisle of
4-window range of 3-light windows, that to right has square head, others have
4-centred arch heads. Single chamfered north doorway to right of centre and
2-stage butrresses to centre and far right. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar
parapet. 4-light west window has hollow responds and 4-centred arch head. Nave
clerestory of 3-window range of 2-light square head windows. Shallow gabled roof
with ashlar parapets and restored gargoyles at corners. Late C10 and C14 west
tower and spire of 2 stages. Lower stage is late C10 with large circular stair
turret attached to west face similar to Church of All Saints, Brixworth.
Long-and-short quoins at corners and single-light arch-head window to north face
with evidence of similar blocked window to south face. Stair turret has 2
square-head windows and ashlar parapet with gargoyle. C14 ashlar upper stage has
2-light bell-chamber openings to each face. Moulded corbel table with broach
spire above, having 3 stages of lucarnes. Interior; 3-bay nave arcade. 2-bays of
north arcade are late C12 with semi-circular stepped arches with one circular
pier and semi-circular respond. Flat capitals with broad flat crocketed leaves
and square abaci. East arch of north arcade is Decorated, double-chamfered with
octagonal pier and polygonal respond. South arcade is similar, Decorated with
double-chamfered arches and octagonal piers. Perpendicular chancel arch with
cluster shafts. Saxon tower arch has cyclopic unmoulded blocks representing
capitals and abaci. Shallow double- and single-chamfered arches from aisle to
north and south chapels. C14 two-bay north arcade to chancel, of
double-chamfered arches with quatrefoil pier and similar responds. Perpendicular
arch in south wall of chancel to south chapel, now organ chamber. Roofs restored
C19, some original tie beams may remain. Saxon stair turret door in tower has
painted head. c13 sedilia in south wall of chancel has single arch with detached
shafts with stiff leaf capitals. Half trefoil-head niche to right and piscina to
left. Arch-head niche to north wall of chancel. Tall Perpendicular niche to left
of north aisle altar has remains of canopy and shaft with plinth for figure, at
base. Piscina to right of altar. C19 stone pulpit with marble shafts. Octagonal
font on square shaft. Saxon window head visible above north arcade of nave.
Perpendicular screen to north chapel is said to have come from Pipewell Abbey.
C19 stained glass to east windows and chapels and south aisle windows.
Monuments: Lord Lyveden died 1876 by Matthew Noble, recumbent marble effigy on
chest tomb.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.122).

Listing NGR: SP9461385212

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Source: English Heritage

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