Benefield, St Mary the Virgin

Benefield, St Mary the Virgin

Benefield

This sumptuous tractarian church was erected in 1848 through their munificence, designed by John Macduff Derick and was further enhanced by Sir Ninian Comper, c. 1900 – reredos 1897, rood screen 1904. The latter is topped by three coats of arms, those of the Bishop of Peterborough, the Royal Family in London and the Watts Russell Family at Biggin Hall. Derick seems to have incorporated some misericords which were formerly at Fotheringhay. For those who admire polychrome Victorian churches, this is a must, but for others the single tomb may not be sufficient to take them away from the 17th or 18th centuries. On the north aisle you will find the Watts Russell Chapel created in 1926 in the Wren-Naissance style. In its fittings it owes a great deal to Christopher Wren’s London churches. It is I think unique in the County’s parish ...

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St Mary the Virgin
Causin Way, Benefield
Northamptonshire
PE8 5AF
Key holder Jane Berridge 07808632448 Email: janeberridge2@hotmail.co.uk Email:clerk@benefieldparishcouncil.org.uk

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