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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234436
OS Grid Reference: SP4985142032
OS Grid Coordinates: 449851, 242032
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0744, -1.2741
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MIDDLETON CHENEY CHURCH LANE
SP4942 (East side)
11/165 Church of All Saints
Church. Early C14 with Perpendicular tower. Restored 1865 by Sir G.G. Scott.
Squared uncoursed ironstone and ironstone ashlar, lead and stone slate roofs.
Chancel with north vestry, aisled nave with clerestory. South porch, west tower.
Windows in chancel and aisles all have early C14 geometric tracery (some renewed
C19). 4-light east window in chancel, 2-light windows in side walls. 3-light
east windows in aisles, 2-light windows in side walls. C14 gabled south porch
with stone vault carried on transverse arch with head corbels and tracery motifs
above it. Inner doorway, early C14, has jamb shafts with bell capitals and hood
with head stops. Medieval studded plank door with its original wicket. North
doorway C14, with continuous mouldings. West tower of 3 stages, has cornice with
gargoyles; castellated parapet with blind tracery and a pair of pinnacles at
each corner linked to the octagonal spine by flying buttresses. Elaborately
carved west doorway has continuous mouldings set with rosettes flanked by small
figures of the Virgin Mary and angel Gabriel. Square hood with a frieze of
angels with outspread wings. 3-light window above with panel tracery and 2-light
traceried bell openings. Interior: Piscina in chancel has cusped arch and gabled
hood with head stops. C14 chancel arch, responds altered C19. 4-bay nave arcades
with quatrefoil piers, arches of 2 orders and hoods with head stops.
Perpendicular roofs in chancel and nave have stone head corbels and C19 painted
decoration. Perpendicular font, octagonal, carved with rosettes. Perpendicular
polygonal pulpit with blind tracery and C19 painted decoration. Perpendicular
chancel screen with cresting by Sir G.G. Scott. Benches Perpendicular. Mosaics
at west ends of aisles by Powell and Son, that in north aisle designed by
Holiday. Important collection of stained glass by the William Morris firm. East
window of chancel. 1864-5 designed by William Morris, Philip Mebb, E
Burne-Jones and Ford Maddox Brown, who also designed other windows in the
chancel and aisles. Burne-Jones was a friend of the vicar W.C. Buckley (died
1892). He designed his own memorial window in the chancel in collaboration with
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p. 304-6; A.C. Sewter: The Stained Glass
of William Morris and his Circle, Yale 1974-5, 2 Vols. Catalogue volume,
Listing NGR: SP4985142032
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Source: English Heritage
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