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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A handsome medieval local iron stone church set in pleasantly wooded church yard off the High Street. The single most surprising object to be found here is though inside – a remarkable...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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 with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A handsome, light and well-proportioned church built in local limestone. Constructed circa 1250 -1300 and very likely restored by E.W. Law (1850-1872) and again by J.C. Traylen (1890/1)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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