Earls Barton, All Saints Church

Earls Barton, All Saints Church

All Saints Church, Earls Barton

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. His land holding were centred on the village and still today the church tower remains as it would have been in his childhood. It is a very rare survival from the late 10th, early 11th century. His castle stood adjacent to the church and it’s motte is still partly visible today in the church yard. What draws a visitor here today is still that tower which stands un buttressed rising five storeys. Each storey is stepped in ( a style of architecture more familiar in the work of Lutyens). The tower seems to grow out of the ground and the ribs that rise through it’s different stages, ...

Contact & Opening Times

High Street
Earls Barton
Northamptonshire
NN6 0JG
The church is open daily from 10am to 4pm Telephone: 01604 810447 email: vicar@allsaintsearlsbarton.org.uk

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