Croughton, All Saints

Croughton, All Saints

Croughton, All Saints

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 professor at the Royal College of Art. He in conjunction with M. R James were the authors of the earliest work of wall painting in Northamptonshire in 1929. His discoveries here at Croughton was the spur to this seminal publication. Here he uncovered two cycles – The Life of the Virgin and The Passion of Christ. They are arranged in sequences and although rather faded and largely now in the residual colours of ochre and red they represent a remarkably complete survival. Any viewer will be reminded of illuminations in Medieval manuscripts of the same period. The medieval church itself was subject to an early Victorian restoration by it’...

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All Saints,
Croughton
Church Lane
NN13 5LS
Church normally locked but you can obtain the keys from: Mary Marriot 01869 810267 Angie Robbins 01869 811445 Peter Jackson 01869 810843 Parish office : 01869 810903

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