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Church of Holy Cross, Pattishall

Description: Church of Holy Cross

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 234781

OS Grid Reference: SP6711354295
OS Grid Coordinates: 467113, 254295
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1828, -1.0198

Location: Church Street, Pattishall, Northamptonshire NN12 8NB

Locality: Pattishall
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 8NB

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Listing Text

SP65SE (North side)
7/150 Church of Holy Cross


Church. C11 to C15. Restored and vestry enlarged 1872. Coursed squared limestone
and ironstone, and ironstone and limestone rubble, ironstone dressings, lead
roofs except for tile roof of porch. Chancel, vestry and organ chamber replacing
north chancel chapel, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower.
2-bay chancel has 3-light east window with C19 Decorated tracery and 2-light
windows to south, that to south-east Perpendicular with straight head, that to
south-west with Ci9 Decorated tracery. Small blocked low-side lancet window to
south-west. Vestry and organ chamber to north, has 3-light hollow-chamfered
stone mullion windows to north. 1-light windows and door to east with stone
lintel and hollow-chamfered Tudor-arched surround, and lean-to roof. Nave has
clerestory of two 2-light leaded windows to north only, with wood lintels, and
long and short work to north-east and north-west angles. North aisle has
projection to east end with 2-light window to north with ogee-headed lights and
quatrefoil to triangular head, a 3-light Perpendicular window to east of blocked
north door with round-arched head and imposts, and 2-light west window with
Y-tracery. Similar window to west end of south aisle, which has similar windows
to south-east and south-west, 3-light Perpendicular window to east of south
porch, and 4-light east window with pointed cinquefoil-headed lights and
quatrefoil to head. Hollow-chamfered south doorway with chamfered stone surround
and hood mould in C17 gabled porch with round-arched doorway with keyblocks and
imposts and stone sundial above with shaped top. 3-stage tower has many-moulded
west doorway with old plank door and hinges, probably medieval, a 2-light window
above with Y-tracery, bell-chamber openings with similar tracery and plain
stone-coped parapet. Diagonal offset buttress to tower, south aisle and chancel.
Plain stone-coped parapets to body of church. All windows except those to vestry
and clerestory have hood moulds. Interior: chancel has piscina with pointed
trefoil head, blocked north door with similar head and inscription above,
chamfered arch and double-chamfered arch to vestry, and tomb recess to south
with roll-moulded arch. Norman chancel arch with round-arched head and carved
imposts. Nave has 3-bay arcades with octagonal piers, polygonal responds,
moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. Chamfered arch on corbels at east
end of north aisle: similar corbel to north, one bay west. South aisle has
piscina with cusped head and aumbry. Blocked windows visible on south wall of
nave above arcade on south side, one apparently circular. C17 communion table in
north aisle. Polygonal C17 pulpit. Hanoverian Royal arms, oil on canvas, over
tower arch. 2 panels of much restored medieval glass in south aisle window: old
crown glass leaded quarries. Monuments: wall monument of limestone to Thomas
loving, founder of charity school, d.1684. White marble wall monument to Thomas
Coleman Welch, d.1770. Wall monument with white marble sarcophagus inscription
plaque on grey marble ground signed J. Stephens, Worc. To William Drayson of
Floore Fields, d.1840, High Sherriff, 1839, and Thomas Drayson, d.1872, of
Pattishall House (demolished).
Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, pp.370-1; H.M. and . Taylor:
Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1865, Vol,II, pp.485-4).

Listing NGR: SP6711354295

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Source: English Heritage

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