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Chantry Chapel of All Souls

A Grade I Listed Building in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3065 / 52°18'23"N

Longitude: -0.5919 / 0°35'30"W

OS Eastings: 496103

OS Northings: 268527

OS Grid: SP961685

Mapcode National: GBR DYK.76H

Mapcode Global: VHFPD.P9G6

Entry Name: Chantry Chapel of All Souls

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Last Amended: 17 June 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232353

Location: Higham Ferrers, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN10

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Higham Ferrers

Built-Up Area: Higham Ferrers

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Higham Ferrers St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

HIGHAM FERRERS MARKET SQUARE
SP9668NW (East side)
18/53 Chantry Chapel of All Souls
23/09/50 (Formerly listed as All Souls
Chantry)
GV I

School, now chantry chapel. Probably re-founded as a school and built early C15
for Archbishop Henry Chichele. Restored C20. Limestone ashlar with lead roof.
Single-unit plan. Single storey. South elevation of 3-window range of 3-light
windows with cusping and 4-centred arch heads. Small doorways below windows to
left and right. Both have 4-centred arch heads, that to left has leaf decoration
in the spandrels. 3-stage buttresses at corners and between windows terminate as
crocketted pinnacles with panel tracery decoration. Moulded cornice with corbels
representing leaves and flowers. Open castellated parapet, with verticals and
diagonals decorated with cusping. Shallow gabled roof. Five-light east window
with panel tracery and 4-centred arch head. Open castellated parapet similar to
south elevation has canopied niche with statue and pinnacle at apex. North
elevation is similar without doorways. West elevation is similar to east with a
4-light square-head window below main east window. Parapet with niche is all
similar. Interior: has staircase to former rood loft on first floor, with 2
doorways with 4-centred arch head. Original moulded roof beams restored C20 when
a steeper pitched roof was removed and original pitch restored. Plank door set
in panelled lobby has date above 1630. C20 stained glass roundels in west
window. Tablet in lobby commemorates restoration by J. White Esq., 1942. Used as
a Grammer School from 1542-1906. Restored by Temple Moore early C20.
Re-dedicated as a chantry chapel in 1942.


Listing NGR: SP9610368527

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