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Church of St Mary, Culworth

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234050

OS Grid Reference: SP5443546940
OS Grid Coordinates: 454435, 246940
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1181, -1.2064

Location: Queens Street, Culworth, Northamptonshire OX17 2AT

Locality: Culworth
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX17 2AT

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Castle Ringwork, Berry Hill, 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

SP5446 (North side)
11/21 Church of St. Mary


Church. Early C13 and C14. Chancel rebuilt 1840, other alterations c.1880 by
E.B. Law. Coursed squared ironstone and ironstone ashlar, lead roofs. Chancel,
aisled nave, south porch and west tower. 3-light window to south aisle, C14 has
hood with head stops and Intersecting tracery (renewed). Two 2-light windows
east of porch, C14, have hoods with head stops, (those to west are re-cut), and
Victorian tracery. C14 south porch has entrance arch with continuous mouldings
and double plank doors. Inner doorway C13, has jamb shafts with bell capitals,
moulded arch and hood stops carved with leaves, probably recut C19. 6-panel
double door, C18. Victorian window to west of porch and in west wall of south
aisle. C13 tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet. Perpendicular bell
openings of 2 cusped lights with transom. Windows to north aisle Victorian.
Interior: Chancel arch C19. Early C13 three-bay arcades extended one bay to west
on either side of the tower in the C14. Easternmost piers are round with bell
capitals. Octagonal piers to west, that to north has scalloped capital, that to
south has capital with broad flat leaves. Victorian hood mould with large head
stops. C13 tower arch with triple chamfered arch and jambs. Single chamfered
arch to south and north. Decorated tomb recess in south aisle has arch with
ballflower decoration and jamb shafts with foliage capitals. C14 piscina with
moulded arch, at south east end of aisle. 3 windows in south aisle have jamb
shafts with bell capitals. Roofs C19. Font, octagonal, dated 1662. Fleur-de-lys
decoration. Lid with scrolls and finial, probably also C17. Bench ends in nave
have reused medieval tracery. Large monument to D'Anvers family in the chancel,
erected 1790 for Meriel D'Anvers, carved by Thomas Burnell and Sons of London.
Pink and white marble sarcophagus with urn flanked by standing cherubs in front
of large grey obelisk. Oval inscription plaque at base. Wall monument in north
aisle to Judith Rye died 1698. Grey and white marble oval inscription plaque
framed by cherubs heads and palm fronds and surmounted by urn and doves with
large winged skull at base. High quality carving. Wall monument in south aisle
to the Rev. James Weston-Harding, died 1837, signed by M.W. Johnson of London.
White marble with draped urn.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.171-2).

Listing NGR: SP5443546940

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Source: English Heritage

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