Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234506
OS Grid Reference: SP5322044954
OS Grid Coordinates: 453220, 244954
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1004, -1.2244
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THORPE MANDEVILLE MAIN STREET
SP54SW (West side)
7/232 Church of St. John the Baptist
Church. C14. Chancel restored 1872 by A. Hartshorne. Coursed limestone and
ironstone rubble, slate roof. Chancel and north organ chamber, nave and north
aisle. South porch. West tower. Decorated 3-light east window in chancel. South
windows and priest's doorway also Decorated. Low side window to left of doorway
is a trefoil headed lancet with transom. South nave windows have C19 tracery.
Porch C14, inner doorway also C14, has crocketed ogee hood with finial and head
stops. Decorated 2-light windows with flowing tracery in north aisle. C14 tower
has corner pinnacle, 2-light bell openings with flowing tracery and a recessed
saddleback roof. Small stone figure high up on east side. Interior: C14 trefoil
headed piscina recess in chancel. 3-bay north arcade with octagonal piers and
double chamfered arches. Roofs C19. Wall painting of St. Christopher, C14 (north
wall) nave. Stained glass c.1872 by Powell and Sons in east and 2 south chancel
windows. Mosaic reredos also by Powell. Monument to Thomas Kirton died 1601, and
wife with 12 children. Stone wall monument with kneeling figures in reliefs; with
kneeling figures of family in frame with open scroll pediment and reclining
figures flanking a coat of arms.
(Buildings of England; Northamptonshire, p.429).
Listing NGR: SP5322044954
Source: English Heritage
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