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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 IV the husband of Elizabeth Woodville of nearby Grafton Regis, gave a large grant of stone from the royal quarries...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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