Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233511
OS Grid Reference: SP8715971679
OS Grid Coordinates: 487159, 271679
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3363, -0.7222
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LITTLE HARROWDEN MAIN STREET
SP87SE (North side)
2/231 Church of St. Mary
Church. Late C12, C14, C17, mid C19 and C20. Regular coursed and squared coursed
ironstone and limestone with lead roof. Aisled nave and chancel. South elevation
of chancel of one-window range with 3-light C14 window with 4-centred head.
4-light east window with Y-tracery supporting a roundel with cusping. North
elevation of chancel of one-window range with late C13 two-light window with
blank bay alongside. South aisle of 3-window range of 2-light windows with
Y-tracery. Small door opening to right has single-chamfered pointed arch. Late
C12 door opening to left has semi-circular arch with 3 roll mouldings and an
outer zig-zag moulding supported on 3 orders of shafts with volute capitals.
Projecting stone surround to door opening has ashlar coping with inscribed stone
"AND DN 1602 CD IB". Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets, parts having quatrefoil
frieze. Mid C19 north aisle of 3-window range of 2-light Gothic windows with
2-stage buttresses between. Similar east and west windows. Nave clerestory of
3-window range of 2-light square head windows, one blocked to south. Shallow
gabled roof with ashlar parapets. West tower collapsed 1967. The base is now
formed into a single storey vestry with a re-used ashlar coping with a corbel
table below. C14 single-light window on west elevation. West wall of chancel
above the vestry has datestone 1970 with flanking buttresses, glazed tower arch
and bellcote at apex. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade. The south-east bay is an
early C13 double chamfered arch with polygonal responds. The 2 south-west bays
are probably late C13 double-chamfered arches with octagonal pier, separated
from the south-east arcade by a section of wall. North arcade is mid C19 of
double-chamfered arches with octagonal piers. Small early C19 double-chamfered
arch with polygonal responds between chancel and south aisle. Double-chamfered
tower arch now part glazed. Some original timbers may remain in the nave and
south aisle roofs. C14 piscinas in chancel and south aisle. Perpendicular rood
screen restored C19. Monuments: 2 early C19 marble tablets to Carwarden family
in west wall of south aisle. C19 font. Ribbed and braced door.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.293).
Listing NGR: SP8715971679
Source: English Heritage
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