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Church of St Rumbald, Stoke Doyle

Description: Church of St Rumbald

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232835

OS Grid Reference: TL0265486261
OS Grid Coordinates: 502654, 286261
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4647, -0.4904

Location: 1 Church Lane, Stoke Doyle PE8 5TH

Locality: Stoke Doyle
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5TH

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Listing Text

TL08NW (North side)
4/112 Church of St. Rumbald

Church. c.1722-25. Limestone ashlar with lead roof. Hall plan with north
transept and west tower. South elevation of 5 bays; 4-window range. Plain
arch-head windows with moulded and eared architraves. Moulded cills with raised
panel below, linking with plain plinth. All windows have leaded lights with
radiating heads. Arch-head doorway to far left has 2 C19 plank doors with
panelled head section. Rusticated surround and flanking Doric pilasters with
open segmental pediment above. Plain pilasters to corners of elevation. Moulded
cornice with plain parapet above, having one recessed rectangular panel to each
bay. 3-light Venetian east window with square Doric columns and pilasters.
Arch-head centre light and pulvinated frieze, with moulded cornice, above
flanking lights. Raised panel below window similar to south elevation. Corner
pilasters and parapet are also similar. North elevation of 4 bays; 3-window
range with north transept projecting from bay to far left. Arch-head windows
similar to south elevation but with plain cills. Chamfered plinth, corner
pilasters, moulded cornice and plain parapet similar to south elevation. North
transept is a one-bay projection with similar windows to those on north
elevation, to each face. Those to north and west are blind. Chamfered plinth,
plain corner pilasters, moulded cornice and low ashlar parapet. West tower of 3
stages with plain plinth. Plain pilasters at corners and moulded cornices
between stages, also raised band between second and third stage. West door has
arch-head leaded fanlight with moulded architrave. Pair of panelled doors with
flanking Doric pilasters. Continuous moulded cornice above door. Oculus with
leaded light in west face of second stage. Blind oculus in north face and clock
face with single-handed mechanism in south face. Single arch-head bell-chamber
openings to each face of upper stage. Moulded architraves and cills and moulded
capitals at springing of arch. Doric capitals to corner pilasters and moulded
cornice above. Open balustrade with square bolection moulded balusters. Square
panelled plinths at corners, with obelisks. Interior: arch-head doorcases with
Doric pilasters. Similar opening into north transept has iron gate across. All
windows have similar surround to those externally. Plain coved ceiling with
moulded cornice. C18 font on baluster stem. C18 communion rail with turned
balusters. C18 fielded panelled pulpit. C18 pews cut down C19. C18 reredos with
reeded pilasters and panels inscribed with the Ten Commandments flanked by the
Lords Prayer and The Creed. Panelled dado throughout, fielded at east and west
ends. Early C19 organ with Gothic case. Pair of sculptured angels above east
window, added about 1835-40. Monuments: Mrs. Frances Palmer died 1628; monument
on wall to left of altar has flanking detached columns with heraldic device
above; she is a recumbent figure with husband kneeling alongside. Sir Edward
Ward died 1714, north transept, by J.M. Rysbrack, semi-reclining figure, white
and grey marble, reredos with Ionic columns and pediment. Katherine Hunt died
1760, marble tablet to right of altar. Mrs. Roberts died 1819, to left of altar,
reclining female figure with husband kneeling alongside. Various inscribed
tablets from C17 to C19 in sanctuary floor. Various C19 wall tablets to Capron
and other families. Colvin attributes design of Church to Thomas Eyre of
(Buildings of England; Northamptonshire, p.417; Calvin, H.M., A Biographical
Dictionary of British Architects 1660-1840, p.279).

Listing NGR: TL0265486261

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Source: English Heritage

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