Clipston, All Saints

Clipston, All Saints

Clipston, All Saints

It is perhaps the tall tripartite windows which puncture the southern façade of the building that most characterise this 13th century church. Put in about two hundred years after the original structure they flood the interior with light. Otherwise the exterior is concomitant with the early Middle Ages especially in it’s receding tower topped by a stumpy spire. All in a harmonious mixture of limestone and ironstone.

Internally the church exhibits architectural details of many different periods – round columns with ringed capitals breaking into gothic arches etc. From the 19th century Victorian restoration comes the stained-glass windows, the organ, the chancel setting and most obviously the corbel head on the tower depicting Queen Victoira herself. You will also find sculpted monuments to local families ...

On Wednesdays you can take advantage of the excellent café which is “popped” up on the church. Outside in the church yard you can discover the memorial to General Mayow who took part in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava.

Plans are afoot to establish a church trail here linking Clipston to Naseby, Kelmarsh and Haselbech churches taking in the site of the Battle of Naseby, 1644.

Contact & Opening Times

Church Lane
Clipston
Northampton
LE16 9RW

Opening

The church welcomes visitors at all times. It is open always on Wednesday mornings 9am – 12. Outside that time please make arrangements with Steve Carpenter above

Contacts

 

Steve Carpenter, Church Warden 07722 887153, ashtoncarpenter@btinternet.com

 

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