churches

 

Churches for a purpose:
  • A richly rewarding church, both warm and welcoming in the smart northern suburb of Northampton. Here the local population did well to rebuild their church after a great storm destroyed...
  • The name of Aldwincle is derived from the two elements ‘Ealda’s nook’. Ealda was the landowner and the village sits in a line of hills beside the valley of the River Nene...
  • This archetypal medieval church is set in the heart of the village. It abuts a clearly later square tower (1633) topped by a good spire and on the south side a chapel, refashioned in 1621...
  • A 14th/15th century building with very good furnishings. 15th century Rood Screen and pews,17th century three decker pulpit, 18th century box pews. The stained glass dates from the mid...
  • St Mary the Virgin is a fine, 13th Century Grade I listed mediaeval Northamptonshire ironstone and limestone church with a spectacular tower and broach spire. Under the direction of Sir...
  • The village of Barnwell has two churches. The parish church of at Andrews and the remains of All Saints. The latter was largely demolished in 1825 but it’s chancel was maintained...
  • This is a church for those who enjoy an architectural jigsaw. The exterior gives a clue to the complexity of the game. The nave, chancel and dominant central tower are Norman but given...
  • This sumptuous tractarian church was erected in 1848 through their munificence, designed by John Macduff Derick and was further enhanced by Sir Ninian Comper, c. 1900 – reredos 1897...
  • This pleasantly remote church stands at the end of a short walk shaded by ancient trees, with the vestiges of the 18th century mansion of the O’Brien family to your left. Beyond it...
  • A Norman church largely rebuilt in the fourteenth century. Still with a good Norman font with intertwined monsters, fish and seemingly incongruously a cross. A medallion containing the...
  • One of the most important examples of Anglo Saxon in Britain – certainly the largest. The church dates from the late 8th /early 9th century. A basilica with a semi circular apse (...
  • A 13th century church considerably extended in the 14th century in the perpendicular style. Restored in 1870 by Slater and Carpenter with pew ends carved by the then incumbent, the Revd...
  • Sitting on top of the hill, just across the road from Canons Ashby House, this church is also looked after by the National Trust. It is a fragment of the west end of the nave of the Augustinian...
  • The Church which lies adjacent to the House but which it antedates by some 400 years. It must have been used by the Bishops of Coventry whose seat this was before the advent of the Comptons...
  • One of the most rewarding of the county’s churches to visit all be it that it is best to arrive accompanied by a passenger otherwise you have to deal with the gated road from the...
  • One of the finest medieval churches in the county well set above the village green, off the main road, and adjacent to the mainly seventeenth century manor house. Elements of an earlier...
  • The tall Saxon tower is the oldest part of this church, which was rebuilt in the 16th century and then again, rather enthusiastically, in the mid 19th century. The latter was undertaken...
  • Originally a Norman church (west door) with a wide tall chancel added in 1338 when a college here was founded by John Giffard, Canon of York. It seems to have been the largest private collegiate...
  • Externally a particularly handsome medieval church with full square tower with fine double bell openings – all dating from circa 1300. The interior therefore comes as a surprise being...
  • Well done if you have got here! The church is tucked away in the estate village that lies behind Courteenhall Hall. If that was not enough the M1 sealed its remoteness cutting it off from...
  • St Andrew’s Church dates from the time of King Henry II (1154 -89). Its Norman arcade and additions from every subsequent medieval century, give this church a rich and varied history...
  • The north - west part of the county has a group of large well- built villages that have the quality of an 18th century town. Crick is amongst these with a very pleasant variety of buildings...
  • The remarkable feature of this church is the series of 14th century wall paintings which were discovered almost a century ago by Professor Ernest Tristram, the authority on such works and...
  • A quintessential country church standing alongside the village street from where you can look out across country that rolls away to the southern county border. Whilst the exterior is an...
  • The market town of Daventry blossomed in the 18th century, it’s economy benefitting from the increase in coaching traffic which was diverted here off the London to Dublin road (Watling...
  • Like the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore St Peter’s is a magnificent mid 19th century memorial church: here to the memory of that famous Crimean soldier General James Brudenell, 7th Earl...
  • At first glance the church at Denton might look medieval but in fact all of it apart from the 13th century tower was rebuilt in 1827/ 28 by Charles Squirhill. He created a rather plain...
  • The village gained it’s aristocratic name by virtue of it’s late Saxon owner Waltheof whom married William the Conqueror’s niece Judith and was created 1st Earl of Northampton...
  • Church rebuilt in Decorated Gothick style by the architect John Wing the younger for Sir John Palmer Bt. in 1788. Broad T plan with Palmer memorial chapel and vestry in the arms of the...
  • The building is early 14th century with a slightly later tower and then restored by Lord Alwyne Compton who on this occasion employed William Slater. Having visited Castle Ashby Lord Alwyne...
  • St Mary’s Church is all that remains of the Medieval village of Easton Neston when, following the enclosure of the land, the village was transferred to Hulcote. The church stands...
  • The church is set at the far end of the village and from here you get wonderful views over the Welland valley. The building itself represents a splendid silhouette with a splendid tower...
  • A fine looking medieval church, built between 1200 and 1340, with a prominent interestingly decorated west tower. You enter through the late medieval porch which is unusually inscribed...
  • However you reach it Edgcote feels removed from daily life – out of time. Down a lane you encounter the balanced composition of church & rectory, Manor House, stables & dovecote...
  • A large grand church set in the heart of this village positioned on a knoll. Before rushing inside stray round the back as here you will not only get a very good view but also encounter...
  • The setting of the church a little way from the village, remains untouched by the 20th and 21st centuries. It is at the south end of the village adjacent to Eydon Hall, a Grade 1 neo-classical...
  • It will be primarily the late 19th century / 20th century stained glass that will draw you to this small medieval church at the centre of this handsome ironstone village. The church itself...
  • A romantic church that stands alone, shorn of it’s former medieval village, looking out across the Capability Brown landscape of 1760’s toward Fawsley Hall, the seat of the...
  • Don’t give up on your search for this church. It is well worth the effort. You will find it at the far west end of the village overlooking countryside. A large building constructed...
  • A Royal church with yet further royal associations: a very significant victim of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The village, Manor , and church had been royal property since the Conquest...
  • This remote church at the most southern point of the county is beguilingly set at the end of a long tree lined lane which is well indicated by a brown sign off the main Northampton / Milton...
  • Another very early church with a Norman tower incorporating a late Saxon door case and internally a Norman font. The main body of the church though dates from the 13th / 14th centuries....
  • An enchanting stone-built village set in beautiful countryside surrounding Boughton House, a stately home and estate of 11,000 acres that is one of the seats of the Duke of Buccleuch....
  • A royal village indelibly linked with Edward lV ‘s Queen. Elizabeth Woodville and with Charles ll who gave this crown property to his natural son Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton. In...
  • A late 13th/early 14th century gothic church with interventions in the 18th century – the pulpit, and in the 19th century – stained glass. On the outside huge grotesque gargoyles...
  • The church dates from circa 1300 but it is the intervention of the Spencer family of nearby Althorp that transform the Medieval building. Sir John Spencer (d. 1522) rebuilt the chancel...
  • The church stands some way from the village, isolated but not austere. St Peter and St Paul dates back to the early years of the 14th century although the narrow aisles were added one hundred...
  • A wonderful juxtaposition of medieval England and the advance of 19th century technology. This towered and spired church, built in both limestone and ironstone, lies adjacent to the great...
  • The medieval church has a fine west tower circa 1500. Internally restored by William Slater in 1859/60 (he was born in the village ) and later the chancel more elaborately by F. Butler...
  • The church owes it’s grandeur to the fact that the town was, and still is part of the Duchy of Lancaster. The fascinating ancillary buildings – Bede House, the college and the...
  • The name Holdenby dates back to the time of Scandinavian settlements and derives from the personal name ‘Halfdan’ (or Haldane) and the word ‘by’ meaning farm. The...
  • Despite being in the busy Nene Valley between Wellingborough and thrapston, Irthlingborough church seen from the far side of the river retains a timeless and surprisingly isolated quality...
  • The medieval church here was re built in 1874 for Richard Naylor to designs by J.K. Colling which resulted in the most lavish 19th century church interiors in Northamptonshire. The architect...
  • This noble medieval building remains the dominant architectural feature of this ancient market town. It’s handsome tower and tall spire is strikingly visible especially from the south...
  • All Saints and Saint James Church stands on an imposing site with the east wall of the chancel facing Hall Yard. The present rectory is a fine Georgian building which was formerly a mill...
  • You can spot this church from miles away although it lies in the Cherwell Valley. Its spire, dating from circa 1370 is both the most beautiful and one of the tallest in the county (60 metres...
  • Whilst the tower is medieval the church was so re built in the 17th and 18th century and that is it’s overriding appearance. The vestry though was added by Bodley, 1879. Internally...
  • Of early medieval origin but almost entirely rebuilt during 15th century and especially fine example of Perpendicular architecture, most notably its splendid lantern tower. From the former...
  • St Peters is on the highest point of the village believed to have been the site of worship since pagan times.  The present building dates from 1100 and has been extended over the...
  • A Church of 17th century surprises during the reign of Charles the 1st the rector here was Charles Chauncey who falling foul of archbishop Laud left for America to become President of Harvard...
  • The Victorian church par excellence in the south part of the diocese. Giles Gilbert Scott was appointed by the Rev. W. C. Buckley in the early 1860’s to restore this church to an...
  • Few Northampton residents know that the town has a Cathedral ! The Grade II building on Barrack Road is the “mother church” of the Catholic Diocese of Northampton, which includes...
  • At All Saints you encounter a “Wren“ city church in the provinces of the highest quality. In 1675 Northampton’s principal medieval church was burnt down leaving just it...
  • From the outside the church initially presents itself as a confident 19th century re build of a medieval foundation. This is the outcome of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s restoration of...
  • A good neo-Tudor 20th century church with an unusually fine and tall wooden screen in the Renaissance style dividing nave from chancel. The building, and its fitments, were designed by...
  • St James maybe the finest late 19th century polychrome church in the county. It exhibits all the qualities of a muscular Christian church built for the town’s increasing artisan population...
  • The creation of this outstanding late Victorian gothic church was made possible by it’s patron the local brewer Pickering Phipps, the local architect Matthew Henry Holding and it&...
  • The church is now looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust. One of the best Norman Churches in Britain. It’s sophistication in design and ornament is a reflection of the national...
  • A large 14th /15th century church with a slightly earlier tower impressively placed at the edge of the village near the former Norton Hall formerly a seat of the Knightley family of Fawsley...
  • It is not known when Oundle School was founded but it was re-endowed in 1556 by William Laxton, Master of The Grocers’ Company and Lord Mayor of London. In 1923, the Chapel was consecrated...
  • The adjectives used to describe this church are consistently ‘beautiful and elegant’ and so it is. Whilst there is evidence of its earlier incarnation – it was founded...
  • This fine church, set in the tiny hamlet of Passenham, dates back to the 13th /14th century but was largely rebuilt in the early 17th – upper stages of the tower, the nave roof, and...
  • Two distinct reasons for coming here: the rare medieval wooden effigies; and the association with the great non-conformist missionary William Carey (1761 – 1834). A well-positioned...
  • This remote church, attached to the small hamlet of Plumpton which lies between Weedon Lois and Blakesley, was rebuilt by the local significant landowner, Jesus College Oxford in the 1820...
  • This church has strong American associations as during the Second World War some 6,000 men and women of the 351st Heavy Bombardment Group Eight, United States Army Airforce, was stationed...
  • Preston – the ‘priests’ farm’ was also known formerly as Preston juxta Northampton and Preston Juxta Piddington. From about 1720 the current suffix was adopted,...
  • The church stands on rising ground above the main road. The first thing you see is the great west tower, richly ornamented, with spire above (the latter replaced in 1821 after a fire).The...
  • The medieval church was destroyed during the siege of Rockingham Castle in the civil war as was the village that then surrounded it. The present building is on the same site and largely...
  • There are two reasons for visiting Rothwell - The Church of the Holy Trinity and the Market House. The church was large, even in Norman times and grew from the 14th century onwards. It...
  • One of the outstanding late medieval churches in the county. Whilst there remains evidence of an earlier church what you largely see today dates from the early 1400’s. On the outside...
  • The church stands at the highest point of the village and dates from the 12th / 13th century. It was largely built under the auspices of the Lucy family whose crest of three pike can be...
  • The tower is well buttressed and unusually decorated. The first is accounted for by the susceptibility of the earth to subside on account of the Romans extracting iron stone from the vicinity...
  • A Norman church with plenty of Norman remains. It’s the tower that catches your eye on arrival, 11th century in origin but as your eyes rise you will see it blends in to Early English...
  • This particularly fine church was built during the first half of the 14th century and there have been little alterations since then. It gives a very good impression of English gothic architecture...
  • Set in the gardens of Steane Park this is a rare church built in the gothic style in 1620. Whereas Tom Tower in Oxford can be seen as Wren’s essay in Gothic Revival, Steane is one...
  • The decline in the parish population from the late medieval period led to the demolition of the early parish church in 1722. In it’s place a fine early Georgian church was erected...
  • The church, like the village is indelibly linked to the family of George Washington. Lawrence Washington bought the manor here in 1540 and this is where the family remained until 1659....
  • Set in the estate village of Lilford Hall this cruciform medieval church with its fine tower and spire was restored by lord Lilford and his architect William Slater in the 1860’s...
  • The best Arts and Crafts church in the county. The building seems to have been completely rebuilt although retaining early elements in the early 1880’s by Carpenter and Ingelow. The...
  • Externally it is the late 15th century tower that grabs one’s attention. It was built by Lord Lovel, Lord Chamberlain to Richard lll. It is by far and away one of the most impressive...
  • Here is a large town church that speaks of the 15th century in 1483 Edward V the husband of Elizabeth Woodville of nearby Grafton Regis, gave a large grant of stone from the royal quarries...
  • This curious box-like Norman church stands between the very busy A45 and the grounds of Upton Hall, now a school. The church was built between 1158 and 1189 and is constructed of local...
  • In the mid 18th century the medieval church was radically altered as it took on the mantle of the mausoleum of the Dukes of Montagu of nearby Boughton House. This had only slight effect...
  • The church is a sole survivor of a complex of medieval and Jacobean buildings which constituted first Warkworth Castle and from the 17th century a large Jacobean house. In 1805 the non...
  • It’s the nave’s roof. When you would expect to see soaring stone vaults here you find a late gothic wooden roof instead (albeit restored by G.G. Scott in 1876). It’s like...
  • Much is currently being done to conserve and revive this fine 14th century building. This is a joint endeavour between the enthusiastic village community and the Heritage Memorial Fund....
  • A distinctive building with a stone striped tower and soaring spire. Medieval in origin, with regular gothic arches and wide well lit aisles and side chapels, today it is a fascinating...
  • One of the few late-19th century Catholic churches in Northants: Grade II listed. “The church is distinguished by some highly original details, and has a largely intact and lavishly...
  • A thrilling experience: Sir Ninian Comper’s masterpiece built between 1908 and 1930. It is a free essay in the gothic style fearlessly mixed with classical appropriations. Externally...
  • A remarkably fine perpendicular church built to the orders of one man, Anthony Catesby ( 1500 – 1554) of the significant Northamptonshire Catholic family whose main seat was at Ashby...
  • The ancient village centre stands above the flood plain of the river Nene. This now lies at the far end of the village which grew considerably in the late 19th century when the local iron...

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