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Church of All Saints, Great Harrowden

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233410

OS Grid Reference: SP8802870846
OS Grid Coordinates: 488028, 270846
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3287, -0.7097

Location: The Slips, Great Harrowden, Northamptonshire NN9 5AF

Locality: Great Harrowden
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN9 5AF

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Listing Text

SP8870 (East side)
14/130 Church of All Saints


Church. C12, C13, C14, tower rebuilt 1822. Regular coursed and ashlar ironstone
and limestone with lead roof. Nave, chancel, north aisle and vestry, north porch
and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 3-window range of C14 two-light
ogee head-windows, small blocked opening to far left. Five-light east window
with reticulated tracery. North elevation to chancel is similar of 2-window
range with a C14 projecting vestry of one-window range to left. The chancel has
been partially reconstructed with ironstone ashlar. Shallow gable roof with
plain parapet. South elevation of chancel of 4-window range of 3-light windows
with intersecting tracery, reset when the south aisle was demolished. Traces of
the south arcade are visible above the window heads. The second bay from the
left has a blocked door opening with a double-chamfered pointed head. 3-stage
buttresses between windows. 2-light nave clerestory windows, above have
4-centred heads. Shallow gable roof with castellated parapet and finial. North
aisle of 3-window range of 3-light windows with 4-centred heads. Similar east
and west windows. Lean-to roof with castellated ashlar parapet and gargoyles.
Shallow gabled porch with castellated parapet and finial has double stepped roll
moulding to outer doorway. West tower of limestone ashlar in simple C14 style. 4
stages with 3-stage angle buttresses to lower 2 stages. West door has painted
arch. 2-light west window to third stage and 2-light bell-chamber openings to
each face of fourth stage. Castellated parpet with short crocketted pinnacles at
corners. Octagonal wooden clock face to north face. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade
of Perpendicular moulded arches supported on clusters of 4 shafts and 4 hollows
with round capitals to the south and polygonal capitals to the north aisle. The
south arcade, which may be earlier than the north, is now blocked.
Double-chamfered chancel and tower arches. C12 responds to tower arch. C19 roof
structures. Perpendicular chancel screen, restored C19, has 2-light divisions
with crocketted ogee gables in each division. C14 wall painting above the
chancel arch depicting the Doom, similar fragment of wall painting above the
north aisle east window. Piscina and triple sedilia in chancel. Fragments of
medieval glass in 2 south-east chancel windows. Monuments: 2 brasses, William
Harrowden died 1423 and his wife. Marble tablet surmounted by urn south wall of
chancel to Mary Milbanke died 1786. 2 mid C19 tablets south wall of nave to
Layng family. Hatchment above north door. C19 font. Stone coffin to rear of
north aisle.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.233).

Listing NGR: SP8802870846

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Source: English Heritage

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