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Church of St Mary, Wollaston

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233631

OS Grid Reference: SP9087563079
OS Grid Coordinates: 490875, 263079
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2584, -0.6700

Locality: Wollaston
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN29 7SJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Beacon Hill Motte Castle, 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

SP9063 (East side)
21/346 Church of St. Mary


Church. C13, C14, nave 1737, chancel and north transept remodelled 1902. Squared
coursed limestone and ironstone banded, and ashlar with plain-tile and leaded
roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, north transept, south aisle and central tower.
South elevation of chancel of 3-window range of c.1902 two-light windows with
tracery set in C18 round headed openings. Steep gabled roof with ashlar gable
parapets and finial. Similar 3-light east window with pointed head has date 1902
above. North elevation of nave is blank with a C20 lean-to vestry. South aisle
of ashlar, 3-window range of C18 three-light round headed windows with
Intersecting tracery. Ashlar parapets and shallow gabled roof over nave and
aisles. South porch also of 1737 is attached to east end of south aisle and has
square headed door opening with oculus above flanked by single-light windows.
North aisle is similar to south. North transept attached to east end of north
aisle is similar to chancel with 3-light north and east windows. West elevation
is of ashlar with central square headed door with plain arch surround. Large
oculus above. Centre bay breaks forward slightly with pediment over. Decorated
central tower has pairs of tall 2-light bell-chamber openings. Octagonal
staircase turret to south-east corner. Corbel tablet with octagonal pinnacles to
each corner. Broach spire with 3 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: 3-bay nave with
large Tuscan columns separating from the aisles. Triple-chamfered Decorated
style arches at crossing reinstated c.1902. Chamfered and hollowed arch to north
transept has polygonal responds. Flat plaster nave and aisle ceiling with plain
coved cornice and circular plaster centrepiece. Some C18 timbers to porch roof.
Barrel vault chancel ceiling of c.1902. C18 west gallery has turned balusters
and screen below with reeded Roman Doric pilasters. Pulpit of c.1737 has
marquetry panels. C18 stem front with gadrooned bowl. C18 open panelled pews.
Monuments: C14 double tomb recess in north transept. C18 oval wall tablet to
Shipton family to right of altar has shelf with books and inkstand below.
Various C19 marble tablets to Dickens family. C19 stained glass to north
transept east window and C20 glass to east window. C18 panelled doors to porch
and west doors.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.464).

Listing NGR: SP9087563079

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Source: English Heritage

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