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Church of All Hallows, Wellingborough

Description: Church of All Hallows

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 233748

OS Grid Reference: SP8918067960
OS Grid Coordinates: 489180, 267960
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3025, -0.6935

Location: Pebble Lane, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 4PA

Locality: Wellingborough
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN8 4PA

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Listing Text

SP8967NW (South side)
11/95 Church of All Hallows


Church. Cl2 to C14. Squared coursed ironstone and limestone ashlar with lead
roof. Aisled nave and chancel, south transept, north and south porches and west
tower. South elevation of chancel of ironstone, one-window range of 3-light
Perpendicular windows. Chancel , east window, is a 5-liqht. Decorated window with
Reticulated tracery forming a roundel at its head. South chancel aisle of
limestone ashlar has 4-window range of 3-light Perpendicular windows with
segmental arch heads. Similar 5-light east window and south transept window to
left. 2-stage buttresses between windows. Lean-to roof with castellated
parapets. South porch of ironstone, 2 storeys, has double-chamfered outer arch
and c.1070 inner door opening with semi-circular head and zig-zag decoration to
arch and shafts. Porch ceiling is C14 tierceron star vault. South nave aisle to
left of porch of 2-window range similar to south chancel aisle, with similar
west window. North elevation of vestry of ironstone, one-window range of 2-light
square-head windows with 3 similar east windows, small corner doorway to right
and lean-to roof with plain parapet. Octagonal turret at junction of east wall
of aisle and north wall of chancel. North chancel aisle of limeston ashlar,
3-window range of 3-light Perpendicular windows with 3-centred-arch heads.
S-stage buttresses between windows. Lean-to roof with castllated parapet. North
nave aisle of ironstone, 3-window range of similar 3-light Perpendicular windows
and similar west window. Lean-to roof with castellated ashlar parapet. North
porch to left of centre is similar to south parch with simple 4-centred head to
inner door-opening and wooden ceiling with original moulded beams. Nave
clerestory of ironstone has 2-light square and arch head windows; chancel, east
end, has castellated parapet with pinnacles at corners. Nave and chancel have
shallow pitched roofs. West tower, late C13 of 3 stages. Lower 2 stages are
banded limestone and ironstone and upper stage is ashlar. 3-stage angle
buttresses to lower 2 stages. Decorated west door opening with triple shafts has
rose window above. 2-light window to north and south face of second stage. Pairs
of 2-light bell-chamber openings, with double shafts, to each face of
third-stage. Corbel table above is decorated with faces. Fine broach spire of
ashlar has octagonal corner pinnacles and 2 tiers of lucarnes. Inscribed tablet
above vestry window, "William Bailey architect all worldly fabric are but vanity
to Heavenly buildings for eternity sepult Novemb y. 30th 1674 Eiat 80". Statue
riches above north and south porch openings. Interior: double-chamfered and
moulded chancel arch with continuous chamfered responds. Decorated 4-bay nave
arcade of double hollow chamfered arches an octagonal piers. Similar Decorated
arch to north chancel aisle and Perpendicular arches to south chancel aisle and
south transept. Triple-chamfered west tower arch. Perpendicular 4-bay chancel
arcade of stepped and moulded arches with quatrefoil piers of 4 shafts and 4
hollows. South transept roof is of Perpendicular painted panels with angels and
bosses, north chancel aisle roof is of similar style. South aisle roofs and
chancel roofs have some Perpendicular moulded timbers and bosses. 4-light stone
mullion oriel window from parvis room over south porch. Perpendicular screens
between chancel arcades and late C19 screens between nave and chancel have
attached figures after designs by Sir Ninian Comper. 6 stalls in chancel have
misericords. Lady Chapel altar table is dated 1633. Font, octagonal, reputadly
base of medieval cross. Monuments: south aisle, tablet dated 1570 has 2 tapering
caryatids and strapwork. John Fredrick, died 1773, north aisle: tablet with urn
and obelisk by Nicholas Love. Stained glass: fragments of medieval glass to
windows in south porch parvis room. Chancel east window by Alexander Gibbs 1871.
South aisle east window by Evie Hone 1955. All south aisle, 3 north aisle and
west windoes have stained glass; 2 south aisle and 3 west windows have late C20
glass' by John Piper and F'a+.rick Reyntieis, others are late C19 and early C20.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.451; All Hallows, A Brief Guide by
Canon M. Clarke)

Listing NGR: SP8918067960

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Source: English Heritage

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