Barton Seagrave, St Botolph

Barton Seagrave, St Botolph

Barton Seagrave, St Botolph

This is a church for those who enjoy an architectural jigsaw. The exterior gives a clue to the complexity of the game. The nave, chancel and dominant central tower are Norman but given later fenestration. The north doorway incorporates in its upper part a stylised head of Christ flanked by imaginary beasts. This dates from circa 1130. Further along that wall you encounter a Norman window of the same period. In the chancel it is the turn of 13th masons to show off in the particularly handsome regular arched arcade that unusually runs around all three sides – note the naturalistic carving that remains on some of the original capitals. In the late 1870’s the church was restored by Carpenter and Ingelow which lead to the introduction of stained glass by Ward & Hughes, Kemp and Clayton &Bell. ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Barton Seagrave
St Botolph
St Botolphs Road
Kettering
NN15 6SR

Opening Times

 

 Church often locked. For the key please contact the below.

 

Contact Details

 

St. Botolph's Church House
St. Botolph's Road
Barton Seagrave
Kettering
NN15 6SR
Tel: 01536 414052

admin@stbots.church

 

Office Open: Monday - Thursday 9am until 4pm.

 

Outside these hours contact Rev. Clarke – 07950 617738

 

 

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