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Church of St Mary, Bozeat

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233281

OS Grid Reference: SP9061659204
OS Grid Coordinates: 490616, 259204
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2236, -0.6748

Location: 17 Hensmans Lane, Bozeat, Northamptonshire NN29 7ND

Locality: Bozeat
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN29 7ND

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Listing Text

SP9059 (West side)
24/4 Church of St. Mary

Church. C12, late C13 and C14. Tower rebuilt 1880-83. Regular coursed and
squared coursed limestone with ironstone dressings, ashlar spire and lead and
plain-tile roof. Aisled nave, chancel, west tower and south porch. South
elevation of chancel of 2-window range of 2- and 3-light Decorated square headed
windows. Tall low-side lancet to left is now part blocked. Steep gabled roof
with ashlar parapets. 3-light east window has reticulated tracery and one carved
label stop. North elevation of chancel similar to south with two 2-light
square-headed windows. South aisle of 2-window range of 3-light windows, that to
left has reticulated tracery and that to right has square head. 3-light east
window and single quatrefoil west windows. Ashlar gable parapets and lean-to
roof. C14 gabled porch to centre had moulded outer arch with niche above and
deeply moulded inner arch with spaces for 2 orders of shafts. North aisle of
3-window range of 2- and 3-light square-headed windows; 2-light east window.
North door opening to right. Ashlar gable parapets and lean-to roof. Nave
clerestory of 3-window range of 2-light square headed windows. West tower of 3
stages with 4-stage clasping buttresses to lower 2 stages. Perpendicular west
door has decorated spandrels and 2-light ogee headed window above. Plain
round-headed west window in second stage. Twin bell chamber openings with a
separating polygonal shaft and a round hood mould with nail-head decoration to
each face of third stage. Corbel table above and broach spire with 2 tiers of
lucarnes. Date 1883 and masons mark on north-west buttress. Interior: 3-bay nave
arcade of double-chamfered arches with octagonal piers, no responds at east and
west ends. Double-chamfered chancel arch and C12 single-stepped half-round tower
arch, with plain responds. C19 roof structures. C14 screen with 4-light
divisions with the main mullion running into the apex of the four-centred arch
with ogee arches above. Painted dado panels. Square topped benches with buttress
shafts. Stained glass east window, 1859, by W. Holland, and one other C19
stained glass window in north aisle.

Listing NGR: SP9061659204

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Source: English Heritage

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