All Saints, Northampton

Northampton, All Saints

Northampton, All Saints

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’s 13th century crypt and large central tower. The rebuilt church, probably designed by Henry Bell of Kings Lynn, was based on Wren’s contemporary St Mary – at – Hill in the city of London. It took thirty years to complete and is built in the baroque classical style. Externally this includes a great columned portico, a dome, lanterns and very regular walls with lancet windows encased in classical arches. Internally you encounter large square space, the elaborately plastered ceilings supported by four massive ionic columns. It is a splendid example of Carolean architecture. The rich plaster work was carried out by Edward Goudge whose work is also to be found in ...

Contact & Opening Times

George Row
Northampton
NN1 1DF
Open daily. Email - secretary@allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk Telephone - 01604 632845

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