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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 17 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 235043
OS Grid Reference: SP5957851371
OS Grid Coordinates: 459578, 251371
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1574, -1.1305
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ADSTONE BLAKESLEY LANE
SP55SE (North side)
1/25 Church of All Saints
Church. C13 with C14 and C15 work, chancel of 1843 when the church was also
restored, re-seated 1869, new roof 1883. Coursed squared ironstone, plain tile
roofs except for lead roof to south aisle. Chancel, nave, south aisle, west
porch. One-bay chancel has 3-light Perpendicular style east window, with hood
mould, diagonal offset buttresses, chamfered plinth and stone-coped gable with
kneelers. Nave has 3-light Perpendicular window to north-east, blocked chamfered
north door, and 2-light Decorated window to north-west, all with hood moulds.
Clerestory to south has three small 2-light windows with straight heads, pointed
trefoil heads to lights and cut spandrels. South aisle has 2-light Decorated
east window and two 3-light chamfered stone mullion windows to south, all with
hood moulds; also quoins, chamfered plinth, stone bench to west and chamfered
stone eaves. West porch has chamfered doorway with 4-centred head and hood
mould. Chamfered west door within with hood mould. Single chamfered lancet
window to west end of nave above porch and bell-cote to west gable; angle
buttresses between bays to north, chamfered plinth, moulded stone eaves and
stone-coped gables with kneelers. Interior: nave has 3-bay north arcade with
circular piers, capitals and chamfered arches, chamfer continuous to east and
west ends. Blocked north door has round-headed arch inside. Octagonal stone font
dated 1843 on base with carved stem and bowl in archaic style; various arms
carved on sides of bowl including Royal Arms in lozenge. Ceramic C19 Lord's
Prayer and Creed tablets. Formerly a Chapelry of Canons Ashby, served until
Reformation by monks of Canons Ashby Priory.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.75; Kelly's Directory for
Listing NGR: SP5957851371
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