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Church of St Mary, Thenford

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234488

OS Grid Reference: SP5189741533
OS Grid Coordinates: 451897, 241533
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0697, -1.2443

Location: Thenford, Northamptonshire OX17 2BX

Locality: Thenford
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX17 2BX

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Listing Text

7/216 Church of St. Mary

- I

Church. Late C12, early C14 and Perpendicular. Squared uncoursed limestone and
ironstone, lead and slate roofs. Chancel, nave and aisle, north porch, west
tower. East window in chancel c.1300, 3 trefoiled lancets, 2 two-light windows
with Y-tracery, also c.1300, to south C19 priests doroway, C19 lancet to north.
In south aisle, plain C13 lancet in east wall; south east window c.1300 has
Y-tracery and hood with lead stops. 2-light window with quatrefoil in head right
of doorway. South doorway, late C12, has round arch with roll mouldings and jamb
shafts with crudely moulded capitals. Window to left, c.1300, 2 lights with
cusped Y-tracery. Round headed late C12 lancet in west wall. Perpendicular west
tower: 3 stages with crenellated parapet, bell openings of 2 lights with cusped
heads and transom. In north aisle, windows in east and west walls and right of
porch all early C14 with tracery, renewed C19. C14 window left of porch has 3
cusped lights and 4-centred head. North porch rebuilt 1885 (datestone). Inner
doorway, early C14, has arch with roll mouldings and hollow chamfered jambs.
Interior: South arcade, 2 bays with pointed double chamfered arches and round
pier. Stiff-leaf carving on capital of east respond. North arcade, c.1300, three
bays with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches. West and north-west
windows of north aisle have corbels carved with naturalistic foliage.
Perpendicular chancel screen and bench ends. C15 stained glass. East window of
north aisle: Fragmentary figures of St. Anne and Virgin Mary, with St.
Christopher. Monument to Fulk Woodhull, died 1613. North aisle, stone effigy in
recess framed by fluted columns of composite order. Early C18 black marble floor
slabs to Woodhull family with coats of arms and fine lettering. Painted wooden
panel with crest recording repairs to church in 1701 paid for by John Tooley (no
evidence of these repairs visible).
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.425).

Listing NGR: SP5189741533

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Source: English Heritage

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