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Church of St Botolph, Slapton

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 235119

OS Grid Reference: SP6401246885
OS Grid Coordinates: 464012, 246885
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1166, -1.0666

Location: 4 Chapel Lane, Slapton, Northamptonshire NN12 8PF

Locality: Slapton
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 8PF

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Listing Text

SP6446 (East side)
14/100 Church of St. Botolph


Church. C13 and C14, restored, new tracery added to some windows and tower
rebuilt by William White 1878-9. Coursed squared limestone and ironstone,
plain-tile roofs except for lead roof to south aisle. Chancel, nave, south
aisle, south porch and west tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light east window with
curvilinear tracery and hood mould. Small trefoil window in gable above with
carving of man below playing an instrument. 2-light window to north with
straight head, ogee-headed lights and hood mould with label stops. Lower
one-light window to north-west with cusped head. Two-light straight-
headed window to south with renewed ogee-headed lights and hood mould. Priest's
door to south with chamfered jambs, ogee-moulded head and hood
mould. Narrow rectangular window to left with chamfered stone surround. Offset
angle buttresses and one offset buttress between bays to north. Nave has 2-light
windows to north, that to north-east with Y-tracery, that to north-west with
ogee-headed lights and quatrefoil to head, both with hood moulds. Blocked north
door with shouldered head and stone lintel. South aisle has 2-light renewed east
window with straight head and hood mould. 2-light windows to south and west with
Decorated tracery and hood moulds. Double ogee-moulded south door with hood
mould in porch with chamfered doorway and hood mould and small carved head in
gable above. 3-stage west tower has lancet window to west, a 2-light
straight-headed window to south of middle stage with ogee-headed lights. 2-light
bell-openings to north and south, 1-light bell-openings to east and west; south
bell-openings flanked by blank arcades with roll-moulded arches on shafts with
moulded capitals. Corbel table, plain stone-coped parapet and pyramidal recessed
shingled roof. Diagonal buttresses to tower and south aisle. Interior: chancel
has two tomb recesses to north, that by altar with many-moulded arch and hood
mould, the other with moulded ogee arch and hood mould with foliage finial and
label stops. Image bracket to left of east window. Division between chancel and
nave has central arch with chamfered jambs flanked by 2-light straight-headed
windows with ogee-headed light, window to right recessed in arch. Nave has 3-bay
arcade. Early C13 middle and west arch with circular pier, square abacus and
plain arches. Later east bay has double-chamfered arch, the inner arch on
moulded corbels. South chapel has C17 screen and piscina. Important series of
late C14 and C15 wall-paintings: large St. Christopher on north wall of nave
facing south door with mermaid and fishes; south side of nave, St. Francis
receiving the stigmata, St. Michael weighing souls, partly on top of this St.
George; 2 figures in west arch of arcade and Mass of St. Gregory middle arch; in
south aisle, the Annunciation, a martydom and St. Anne teaching the Virgin; on
south wall of south aisle - St. Eloi and traces of Three Living and Three Dead.
Early C14 stained glass: Lucy arms and grisaille in east window and late
medieval canopies to heads of north chancel window. Wall monuments in chancel to
Thomas Knight d.1723 with arms in cartouche above inscription. Marble wall
monument to Simon and Rachel Knight who died 1776 and 1794 respectively, with
urn finial.
(Buildings of England: Northanptonshire, 1973, p.404).

Listing NGR: SP6401246885

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Source: English Heritage

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