All Saints, Cottesbrooke

Cottesbrooke, All Saints

Cottesbrooke, All Saints Church

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 largely 18th century – white walls relieved by a painted acanthus scroll frieze aping plasterwork, box pews, triple-decker pulpit and a raised family pew replete with fossilised marble fireplace. All this reflects the building of the new Cottesbrooke Hall (for opening times of the hall visit www.cottesbrooke.co.uk) by Smith of Warwick in the early 18th century.There are two great 17th century memorials here, both up and beyond the family pew.The earliest is to John Rede (d.1604) a splendid Jacobean alabaster work representing the apogee of the workshops of Burton on Trent and Nottingham, a recumbent effigy in an architectural niche highly decorated and originally painted. Beneath is a splendid ...

Contact & Opening Times

Main Street
Cottesbrooke
Northamptonshire
NN6 8PH
Open 9am to 6pm daily, 7 days a week. Telephone - 01604 505808 Email - welcome@cottesbrooke.co.uk

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